Skip to comments.Grant Hill, Yao Ming want Clippers
Posted on 05/23/2014 6:57:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Los Angeles Clippers are not yet for sale, but two former NBA All-Stars are among the various parties assembling ownership groups to potentially buy the franchise, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Once competitors on the court, Grant Hill and Yao Ming now will be among those vying to purchase the Clippers.
Sources told ESPN.com on Friday that Grant Hill and Yao Ming are working separately to line up investors to lodge bids for the Clippers when the team is ultimately made available.
Donald Sterling has agreed to allow his wife, Shelly, to negotiate a sale of the Clippers, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com on Friday.
Hill is just completing his first year in retirement after a 19-season career that ended with the Clippers after seven All-Star berths. Sources say Hill has made it known within league circles that he is in the process of putting a consortium together.
Sources say that Yao, meanwhile, also plans to pursue the Clippers hard with a group of Chinese investors. The former Houston Rockets All-Star center owns the Shanghai Sharks in his native country and has maintained close ties to the NBA through the league's various initiatives in Asia.
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The Chinese government wants to buy the Clippers, and use Yao Ming as front-man. Got it.
so in this thing that began with a feud between white guy and black guy... yellow guy might win?
MooseChelle’s brother is available to take the coaching job.
Yellow guys will win, because the yellow guys have the highest IQs.
Donald Sterling: “This racist thing is really going to pay off.”
Every time the Clippers make a basket, someone hits a gong.
RE: so in this thing that began with a feud between white guy and black guy... yellow guy might win?
Sterling LIKES Orientals, especially when they’re Korean ( But I think a Chinese buyer will do ... )
As Sterling allegedly schemed to rid his properties of certain racial minorities, he sought to fill his development with Koreans, an ethnic group he valorized as hardworking and reliable.
Sterling did not take a passive approach to attracting Korean tenants. He changed the name of one of his buildings to Korean World Towers, adorned his buildings with Korean flags, and explicitly stated a preference for Koreans in his housing ads.
Hmmm, not any old unreasoning raciss.
Wouldn’t it be funny if Sterling’s share ended up in Chinese hands.
He's such a prag (pragmatist), he's probably thinking along these lines. So have I.
Let the bidding games begin.
Perhaps the LA Clippers will become the Beijing Chopsticks.
So a woman scorned costs someone an NBA franchise.
I heard today that within minutes of Sterling taking away her Clipper tickets she, not some mythological friend, turned the tape over to TMZ.
Beware of the Clinton Connection with Grant Hill as his mother was college roommates with Hillary Clinton.
So who would be a more offensive owner: the 80-year-old with the racial attitudes or the Communist butchers of Beijing?
Hmmm...I’ll take the Sterlings.
That’s a pretty tall order.