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warfelg
07-26-2019, 12:01 PM
So I was reading this article this morning:
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27259348/clippers-unveil-renderings-proposed-arena

And I was thinking about this and the only shared arena situation in the NBA. The Clippers are very interested in having their own arena, but as of right now the MSG is blocking this via lawsuits because they own the Forum, and this new arena would be taking revenue away. It does sound like Ballmer was interested in getting to Inglewood due to the Rams/Chargers stadium and the infrastructure that would be in place.

Normally I would say leagues should stay out of ownership dealings, but personally I feel like this is one they should be involved with. The NBA should want Ballmer and the Clippers to have their own facility in LA, and not decide to look elsewhere. What are your thoughts? Should the NBA get involved or stay away? Should MSG withdraw complaints? Should there be some type of compromise made that still allows the new arena to be built?

Giannis94
07-26-2019, 12:05 PM
They need to get it before PG & KL leave in 2 years like what the marlins did signing high priced FA and then trading them after the stadium was built

Dade County
07-26-2019, 12:20 PM
They need to get it before PG & KL leave in 2 years like what the marlins did signing high priced FA and then trading them after the stadium was built

lmao.... So true.

SfgiantsJD3
07-26-2019, 12:54 PM
They need to get it before PG & KL leave in 2 years like what the marlins did signing high priced FA and then trading them after the stadium was built

Ballmer has a few more dollars than Marlins ownership ever had

Chronz
07-26-2019, 04:33 PM
Ballmer has a few more dollars than Marlins ownership ever had

yea this guy doesn't **** around , hes the best owner alive

Chronz
07-26-2019, 04:36 PM
lmao.... So true.

dude super cool beas has been out the league for awhile now. remove that turd of a sig already

SfgiantsJD3
07-26-2019, 07:12 PM
yea this guy doesn't **** around , hes the best owner alive

Maybe he gets rid of the lawsuit the way all the big tech companies do, just overpay and buy out Dolan for MSG

Dade County
07-26-2019, 11:59 PM
dude super cool beas has been out the league for awhile now. remove that turd of a sig already

I am guessing the last time you tried bringing this up, you didn't see my last comment.

Please stop.

IKnowHoops.... does this SIG offend you?

Cracka2HI!
07-27-2019, 02:06 PM
Non-issue. Guys with Ballmer money floss their teeth with guys/gals who have Dolan and Buss money. Ballmer will get what he wants. I just wonder what happens to the Knicks if Dolan forces the issue and Ballmer forces him out of the NBA and Inglewood. Actually that would be great for the Knicks lol.

LaVar Ball
07-29-2019, 11:08 AM
They need to get it before PG & KL leave in 2 years like what the marlins did signing high priced FA and then trading them after the stadium was built

It's not gonna get built in 2024. By that team Paul George will have a going out free agency party with 2 more different teams and probably will be in ATL "This is where I always wanted to beeeeeeee!!! Shout out to the great Doc MLK!!!!! "

WestCoastSportz
07-30-2019, 02:29 PM
I think it would be an easy sell to the NBA for Ballmer. In any sports league, money talks and no one has more money than Ballmer. An arena that would be privately funded would have no local issues either. The real issue would be the thought of changing the Clippers' name, but why wouldn't Ballmer want to do that? As long as they're the Clippers, they'll always be in the shadow of the Lakers. The Clippers have become synonymous with losing. Having a fresh new name, arena, faces and logo can at least shed some of the negativity that has surrounded the Clippers since Sterling.

WhiteShadow42
07-30-2019, 07:58 PM
I think it would be an easy sell to the NBA for Ballmer. In any sports league, money talks and no one has more money than Ballmer. An arena that would be privately funded would have no local issues either. The real issue would be the thought of changing the Clippers' name, but why wouldn't Ballmer want to do that? As long as they're the Clippers, they'll always be in the shadow of the Lakers. The Clippers have become synonymous with losing. Having a fresh new name, arena, faces and logo can at least shed some of the negativity that has surrounded the Clippers since Sterling.

Yep. Start fresh with everything. Including the name. Build a new product from the ground up. As motivated as Ballmer is, he can do it.

Cracka2HI!
08-08-2019, 10:45 PM
I can see them changing the name. I don't want it to happen but it would make a lot of sense. There isn't a lot in their past to hold onto. Especially their former racist owner who is probably the man who gave them that name. If they win a title it would be a lot harder to change it though.

goingfor28
08-09-2019, 12:43 AM
A new arena, and new logo/uniforms/color scheme are a must. I wouldn't change the Clippers name though.
The Clippers winning their first NBA title would mean a lot more than whatever other team name they'd come up with.

Something like this would be 1000x better than what they currently have

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190809/965de4a2c801fa4192c38f7e7bb3494e.jpg

Scoots
08-09-2019, 01:05 AM
yea this guy doesn't **** around , hes the best owner alive

Got to win a few titles first.