Note From the Los Angeles Clippers: Free Agents Can Find A Home in L.A.

December 9th, 2009 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
When Donald Sterling bought the Clippers, then based in San Diego, there was a lot of speculation that a move to the then Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim was imminent. The Angels and Ducks along with the NBA franchise would have rounded out a very nice sports trio in the O.C.

That however was not to be.

Despite great crowds and enthusiasm in what is now called the Honda Center for Clippers pre-season games Sterling chose to go further North. The collective yawn from the surrounding area and the fact that the Clippers, which Sterling bought for $12.5 million, are now worth $297 million according to Forbes suggest Sterling was right.

Let's digest that figure for a minute. In a little under 30 years he made $284.5 million. Nice return on his investment, right?

Sterling takes a lot of heat here in Los Angeles. He has been accused of being racist, a slum-landlord, absentee-owner and generally just an odd dude. Call him what you want, the $284.5 millions says that he knows what he is doing, loud and clear.

Sure, some knuckleheads fall into money. They scratch the $1 ticket one minute and are shopping for Maybach's the next. Most of those knuc ...

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