I guess as long as Ballsy knows the right time to shut up. he'll be okay....
The way he was huffing and puffing in the scope of that trailer, I doubt he'd last a period without trying out a set of paddles....
In all honesty, I'm now wondering whether the NBA has done the right thing by mandating a sale since it was reported on our local sports channel that sterling is mentally incapacitated. Don't know if this is true. But if he is then his unwise words could well be attributable to illness, not malice. On that basis maybe the league might allow his family to keep the team and dismiss the bad words as those of a sick, not bad, man. Well, for $2 B I'd gladly sell it but you have to wonder about the family's legacy.
LA Clippers to be sold to crazier, whiter, owner
I had also heard that the valuation had been redeclared at around 1.3B before this offer. One of the issues was forcing the sale and subsequent tax liability. It sounds to me like this offer may have been raised to eat his tax liability if sold at 1.3.
All NBA owners are now licking their chops because if the Clippers, a pee-poor team at best over the years, are worth 2B What does that make the Celtics or the Knicks worth. NBA owners need to be watching their backs.
The OP poster is a racist, that's why.
Rise up, Walter, rise up! End the long oppression of your people! To arms! To arms!
You think the colour of the owner's skin matters? Would you rather have an affirmative action marketplace? You would like to sell your BMW but must sell it to a black woman for 1/2 its value because there are too many white men driving BMWs.
The colour of the new owner's skin is irrelevant. But since it is being brought up, the OP must be thinking along racial lines.
Sterling would be a fool not to take the offer.
It's at least twice what the most generous evaluation of the net worth of Clippers would appraise. It's 4 times the price of the last NBA transfer at $550M for the Milwaukee Bucks, this year. It is 6 times the price paid for the Seattle Sonics in 2006 at $350M (for which Ballmer also bid).
I did hear reports that he was declared unable to make decisions around this, but I don't know how accurate those are. Apparently he is fighting that.
Regardless, if he isn't fit to run the team, he shouldn't run the team. The league approved him as the owner, not his family. If he isn't fit to run the team, they are more than within their rights to move on to the next best person. Selling the team for 2 billion certainly isn't the worst punishment in the world.
The league could just as easily have mandated that he transfer title to his wife or offspring. This way the family legacy could have remained intact. It is sad that a lifelong legacy of public beneficence should be destroyed by unwise words made by someone who lacked the mental capacity to understand the harm he was causing. Well, whatever. The league has made its choice and we will all have to live with it.