Moderator: Captain Ned
That said, it does help Seattle in the long run to have one more sympathetic owner whenever a deal to move a team or expand the league back to the city.Ballmer told The Wall Street Journal earlier this month that, should he obtain the Clippers, he would not attempt to move the franchise from Los Angeles, saying that would be "value destructive."
Sources told ESPN that Ballmer has told friends he is moving to Los Angeles.
Hz so good wrote:The Seattle Clippers has a nice ring to it.
derFunkenstein wrote:Hz so good wrote:The Seattle Clippers has a nice ring to it.
This was my first thought, too - if the NBA will let him move them (since they were dying to get the Sonics to OKC) then I think it's a fine idea.
The Egg wrote:It'll be interesting to see if he actually does that. It's probably more lucrative to keep them in LA, but then again LA already has another team.
UberGerbil wrote:Of course it's possible he doesn't care about that, or the long-term value just isn't his priority compared to the value of being "the guy who brought NBA basketball back to Seattle" -- rich guys' playthings are intrinsically ego-driven, even if they also frequently turn a tidy profit (either yearly or down the road when they're sold).