Call him what you want, the $284.5 millions says that he knows what he is doing, loud and clear Sure, someknuckleheads fall into money. Most of those knuckleheads lose what they "earned" however. Sterling didn't lose it, he grew it. Say what you want about Sterling, but he is a good businessman Scoreboard. Recently Sterling sat down for one of his very rare interviews with T.J Simers of the L.A Times. I'd be thrilled to pay $121 million as the Lakers will do this season and do it tomorrow, if I could only sign quality players who warranted it." Coming from a man who at least was categorized as a penny-pincher in the past, this was a revelation.
Over the last few years, however, it seems that Sterling has in deed been putting his money where his mouth is. For years the Clippers didn't have a dedicated practice facility. Now, they have a $50 million dollar state-of-the-art two story building to work out in. Shockingly, Sterling opted not sell naming rights to the property. It's not the "Church's Fried Chicken Clippers Practice Facility" or even worse the "Vagisil Clipper Training Facility". Don't laugh, could have happened. Instead, all we see on the facade of the impressive building is a huge Clippers logo. Classy The Clippers began to spend money on free agents as well First Cuttino Mobley in 2005 and most recently Baron Davis. Most shocking of all, the Clippers actually had a shot at Kobe Bryant.
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A day later Jerry Buss saved his franchise by convincing Bryant to stay in Purple and Gold Clearly, there was a shift in Clipper-land. Thankfully, however, we are now faced with a new reality Clipper fan. We no longer have an aloof un-interested owner. We have one who has publicly gone on record as saying, "I can visualize a Clippers parade, I'm telling you, I will win I promise you that I will find the combination." Add to that a G.M. apparently freed to spend money and sign the right players and a core group of young quality players and you have the makings for an L.A.revitalization. Which brings me to the most important thing the team has going for them Location Los Angeles is a draw. is a fun place to play, except when you play the Lakers.” Remove the anti-Clipper dig in the statement and the team has its calling-card when the free agent signing period begins. The truth is that L.A loves a winner.