Sarver to sell!!!!!!!

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4B would be ridiculous.

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$4 billion?! I'm going to need a bigger ownership group!
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I hope Sarver has learned his lesson!
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"Cancel culture forced me to sell the company I mismanaged for 10x my investment! wahhhhh!"
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The idea of Jeff Bezos ‘scared’ me away from trying to buy the Phoenix Suns, says Shaquille O’Neal

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/04/shaquil ... -suns.html
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Superbone wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:54 pm
The idea of Jeff Bezos ‘scared’ me away from trying to buy the Phoenix Suns, says Shaquille O’Neal

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/04/shaquil ... -suns.html
Moreso like “Shaquille O’ Neal is reaching Jeff Bezzos on his podcast for a join bid on the Phoenix Suns. I remember the time when headlines use to provide straight info, not click baiting angles.

But honestly, the idea of Shaq and his circus returning to town adopting the “Big Owner” moniker, scares me the most over every one except Trump.

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The following is not a defense of Sarver. But I don't know what to make of the fact that Sarver is being run out of the NBA for being racist and sexist, while several of the floated possible new owners have also done questionable or reprehensible things related to race and/or sex.

I like Shaquille O'Neal, but he once said "ching chong yah wah ah so" to Yao Ming, and his exploits with women (including extramarital affairs) are widely known. He has also been accused of harassment and/or assault.

Jeff Bezos was caught having an affair with the wife of some media company he was in negotiations with. His wife ran off with half his money. Now Bezos seems to be jacked up on steroids and running around with various mistresses. His company, Amazon, has been accused repeatedly of racism and systemic racial bias problems.

And then there are other ownership groups and candidates being rumored such as the Saudis or Donald Trump. Don't want to get political, but can we say that these options also have some things one might question about them.

Again, I am not saying that any of these things are "no big deal" nor trying to say that Sarver is better than any of these others. I just think it's interesting that nobody is really raising any criticism of these other owners, while Sarver is viewed as someone who absolutely must be removed from the NBA. It seems inconsistent to me.

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Mori Chu wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:43 pm
The following is not a defense of Sarver. But I don't know what to make of the fact that Sarver is being run out of the NBA for being racist and sexist, while several of the floated possible new owners have also done questionable or reprehensible things related to race and/or sex.

I like Shaquille O'Neal, but he once said "ching chong yah wah ah so" to Yao Ming, and his exploits with women (including extramarital affairs) are widely known. He has also been accused of harassment and/or assault.

Jeff Bezos was caught having an affair with the wife of some media company he was in negotiations with. His wife ran off with half his money. Now Bezos seems to be jacked up on steroids and running around with various mistresses. His company, Amazon, has been accused repeatedly of racism and systemic racial bias problems.

And then there are other ownership groups and candidates being rumored such as the Saudis or Donald Trump. Don't want to get political, but can we say that these options also have some things one might question about them.

Again, I am not saying that any of these things are "no big deal" nor trying to say that Sarver is better than any of these others. I just think it's interesting that nobody is really raising any criticism of these other owners, while Sarver is viewed as someone who absolutely must be removed from the NBA. It seems inconsistent to me.
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I have regrettably also been an asshole at moments in my life. Good thing I'm not a billionaire.
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Wouldn't this be something.

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Bill Simmons wrote:"I heard Obama's involved in one of the groups," Simmons told Charles Barkley on The Bill Simmons Podcast (11:40 mark). "That's the one guy I feel like, they would make him the actual face, and the money guys would be so happy to have him at the front that they would just be like, 'Cool."
I don't believe a billionaire would do this. It contradicts everything I think I know about super wealthy people.
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Flagrant Fowl wrote:
Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:23 pm
Bill Simmons wrote:"I heard Obama's involved in one of the groups," Simmons told Charles Barkley on The Bill Simmons Podcast (11:40 mark). "That's the one guy I feel like, they would make him the actual face, and the money guys would be so happy to have him at the front that they would just be like, 'Cool."
I don't believe a billionaire would do this. It contradicts everything I think I know about super wealthy people.
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I guess there's a chance he could be kind of a Larry Fitzgerald type of minority ownership stake ambassador, but Obama has zero connections to Arizona and the political aspect would make that role polarizing to a pretty large segment of the local fanbase.
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Please no.

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That's very strange. I don't know why Obama would be involved. Just a well-known name ID to help get a particular bid accepted? I can't imagine that Obama has enough money to be a majority stakeholder, so he'd just be a small partner in any such thing. I also agree that it would introduce a complicated polarization into the Suns team. If any major partisan political figure, like Trump, Obama, the Clintons, whomever, bought a basketball team, that would have the potential to aggravate half of the fanbase.

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Mori Chu wrote:
Wed Oct 26, 2022 6:59 am
That's very strange. I don't know why Obama would be involved. Just a well-known name ID to help get a particular bid accepted? I can't imagine that Obama has enough money to be a majority stakeholder, so he'd just be a small partner in any such thing. I also agree that it would introduce a complicated polarization into the Suns team. If any major partisan political figure, like Trump, Obama, the Clintons, whomever, bought a basketball team, that would have the potential to aggravate half of the fanbase.
There is precedent. George Bush owned a baseball team (Rangers). I have no issue with it.
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