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01-11-2011, 07:37 PM
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Samueli's Interest In NBA At Ponda

Hey, just red this article, sounded interesting to me.

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.c...-dots-with-us/

Is there any chance? Don`t know much, would like to hear an opinion from some local-people.

Kings in our building would be mind****ing.

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01-11-2011, 08:05 PM
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Man I hope not. I hate having to hear about basketball

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The Maloofs have threatened to move the Kings to Anaheim for a couple years, but I really don't see it happening. Wouldn't be against it though.

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I remember reading once that The Ponda did not meet the NBA's minimum seating requirements. Not sure if it was true or not.

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I've said for years since everyone started talking about Anaheim getting a NBA franchise.

The city can't support one, and anyone who thinks it can doesn't really understand that having 3 teams within 30 miles of each other doesn't work. There will not be enough fans that will decide to drop being Laker/Clipper fans to root another team just because it's in their city.

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I wouldn't be against Anaheim getting an NBA team at Honda center. But I'd rather move the Clippers to Anaheim tbh.

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The only team that moves here will be the Clippers. Only chance the Kings move here is if the Clippers move somewhere else which won't happen and if they did it would be to Honda Center. I know Henry Samueli's fav sport is basketball so you can bet there is a chance that the Samuelis will have a team eventually.

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Clippers should have moved to Anaheim years ago.

I thought it was a bad idea from the start for them to share an arena with their big brother (the Lakers).

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I'd rather they didn't.

Especially if they are still going to be called the Kings.

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Kings in our building would be mind****ing.
That it would be

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Henry wants a NBA team in Anaheim and he has the money to make it happen.

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Clippers should have moved to Anaheim years ago.

I thought it was a bad idea from the start for them to share an arena with their big brother (the Lakers).
This.

It is impossible for them to share a market/arena with a team as successful as the Lakers.

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I don't want to share a building with the Clippers. The Ducks don't need to be associated with that kind of failure.

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This.

It is impossible for them to share a market/arena with a team as successful as the Lakers.
Clippers are what they are, a money making venture for their owner. They make enough money to stay there until sterling sells the team.

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Clippers are what they are, a money making venture for their owner. They make enough money to stay there until sterling sells the team.
He is one of the few owners in pro sports that runs his team that way. Most owners know they are going to lose money at times but they love the game and want to win.

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01-13-2011, 05:42 PM
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Samueli had interest a few years back but a couple of problems arose (including Clippers).
Since then, Seattle moved to Oklahoma City. Interesting to see renewed chatter.

The NBA Development League played in Anaheim (Arsenal) from 06-09 at the Convention Center. They have now moved to Springfield, MA. Tough to sell tickets from many accounts. Of course, it's only the d-league at the Convention Center.

If we get a team, they have to be fairly competitive after the first 3-4 years or fan interest will dwindle imo. Let me guess Orange jerseys right?

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This.

It is impossible for them to share a market/arena with a team as successful as the Lakers.
They've been doing it for years, though. A lot of people don't realize that the Clippers are making profits. Not just revenue, profits. There's no reason for them to move from Anaheim.

Staples Center is pretty much the best possible place for an NBA team to call home. Why would they possibly move AWAY from there?

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It would be nice if they could bring the Griz back to the west coast.

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Staples Center is pretty much the best possible place for an NBA team to call home. Why would they possibly move AWAY from there?
I've heard Staples would rather kick out the clippers and have more open nights for concerts and events.

Between the Lakers, Kings, Clippers and WNBA they don't have as many opportunities for concert money.

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Getting the Clipper back would be awesome. I would love to see BG32 but Staples is such a pain in the ass.

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I can see the Clippers moving to Anaheim, it would benefit them for sure. But I'd be afraid the Ducks would get connected with the definition of FAIL in sports.

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I can see the Clippers moving to Anaheim, it would benefit them for sure. But I'd be afraid the Ducks would get connected with the definition of FAIL in sports.
I was thinking maybe it wouldn't help the Ducks since the have to compete with the Clippers for both the fans and the schedule. Maybe they're doing that already.

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I'm a Clippers fan, and them moving to Anaheim would be much easier. It's easier to get to and from the Pond than it is Staples Center (driving through that area at night is a chore.) Also, them moving to Anaheim would mean Donald Sterling would no longer be owner. Getting rid of Sterling would perhaps be the second time in sports (first time being when the Ducks won the Cup) that I would cry tears of joy. Sterling is like a dictator who runs his country into the ground, the people (fans) suffer, but he doesn't care as long as he stays wealthy. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate Donald Sterling. Hate. HATE.

There, rant over.

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01-14-2011, 09:54 PM
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Sterling has made it clear he isn't selling the Clippers anytime soon (rejected offers in 2006-10). He just spent $50 million on a new practice facility in Playa Vista (2008).
The Staples lease runs through 2014(?) and remains cheap, profitable rent. Staples choose a guaranteed revenue stream over more profitable events (concerts, etc). Perhaps they will change their mind and not renew the lease (not sure if their is an option). Keep in mind: Sterling is the NBA's Al Davis ; any deal will likely be horribly complicated.

Samueli wants his own team and it only makes financial sense for Honda Center under these conditions. Of course, having three teams in a 30+ mile area is a problem for the NBA. Not to mention Anaheim was awarded and lost a NBA Development Team (Anaheim Arsenal) from 2006-09. They played at the Convention Center with very little interest.

With Seattle moving to Oklahoma City, Samueli lost another opportunity but I suspect that had to do more with NBA politics. On the bright side, Samueli's solid relationship with Bettman might help with NBA Commissioner David Stern.

Perhaps, Sterling's lease will run out and he'll finally sell the Clippers. Who knows, I haven't looked into this much lately. Perhaps something is brewing again.
While I have a soft spot for the Clippers, I'd prefer a relocated team rebranded for Anaheim; (just keep Susan out of the room during the process)

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The Clippers serve kind of a different function from other pro sports teams in their respective markets. I really believe that the Clippers only exist because the many people originally from out of town want to be able to see their team when it plays here, and Lakers tickets are too much in demand. Is that dynamic still possible if they were to relocate to Anaheim?

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