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Steve Balmer is #1 owner

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by JW86, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. JW86

    JW86 Member

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    Seriously, he puts his money where his mouth is. Has built a great culture, is passionate AF and has made all the right moves. Gotta love the guy, respect where respect is due. Hope they win a championship and face the Lakers in the play-offs and become the #1 LA team for years to come.
     
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    Two words for you: JERRY WEST
     
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    Hmm he's alright... not convinced till he tells everyone he is willing to "WIN AT ALL COST!"
     
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    JE86 is #1 bullshit
     
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    He hired him.
     
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    Doesn’t make him the best owner, I’m sure jerry west wanted to be in LA so it’s not like balmer was a genius. everyone knows what jerry west capable of pulling. Shaq, Kobe trade, Durant warriors, gasol Memphis I think and now kawhi and Paul George
     
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  7. JW86

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    The only thing he screwed up was the rebrand. Time to change that logo again, or at least the jerseys! Balmer should try to move them to their own arena too :)
     
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    The Clippers were a joke franchise with no fans or even an arena of their own. The whole media is pro Lakers and set against them.

    There are other new owners who are also billionaires but noone has done a better job than him and so soon.
    He found and hired the right people. Scouted others like Jenkings. And didnt meddle with bball decisions. Didnt leak info to the press. Didnt put his children, nephews in important positions.

    Thats already more than every other new owner in the league.
    Better than the Rockets, Kings, Atlantas, Phillys, Milwaukees.
    So basically every other new owner has done mistakes or took much more painful time to learn how to own a team.
    I wont include BKNs because the base for their success were put under previous ownership.
     
  9. KingCheetah

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    Balmer ain't packing lunches to work -- dude got real money unlike broke AF Fern Tits.
     
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    You gotta do what you can to bring in Kawhi, but something tells me some day they'll regret giving away that many picks. But they might have a championship to comfort them by then too, so maybe it won't matter that much.
     
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    Get one championship and it was all worth it
     
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    At least he's very decisive.

    He pulled the trigger for the trade immediately and don't tip toe like Tilman.

    Billionaires and worrying about millions in luxury tax savings. I bet anything that Balmer will be willing to pay the repeaters as long as his team is a contender.

    Instead we paid a washed CP3 more than what we're paying for Harden. Any one with a brain would know there is something wrong with that contract, even if there was an under table deal. You say **** no CP3, do you really want to win? Capela would be just another vet min role player without Harden passing him the ball. Harden was even able to get Omer Asik like 15mil a year.
     
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    Having a good well respected GM matters to get deals done. Jerry West low key just gets things done behind the scenes none of that Morey public BS like "we are favorites to land Butler, "we are favorites to finish top in the West"
     
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    Bake griffin disagrees
     
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    Balmer has REAL money and is doing it purely for joy, not business. That's what you want.
     
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    He has much deeper pockets for sure.
     
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    Yah.........but we have Bubba Gump Shrimp Company!
     
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    Yet according to many, many posters here ( @Ramo$e ) Morey is #1 and there is no competition.
     
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    He landed Jerry West, so again, props to Ballmer.
     
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