Baseball Hall of Fame writer Peter Vecsey’s “Hoop de Jour” in today’s New York Post (linked here) explains his latest reason to thinking LeBron James and the Clippers isn’t so far fetched:
An impeccable source reveals David Geffen is hot to buy 51 percent of the Clippers. Friday night, the billionaire co-founder of the zaftig film-making company, had dinner in Los Angeles with Donald Sterling to discuss just that.
Anybody who knows Sterling can’t imagine him selling controlling interest of anything he owns, much less turn over the decision-making of his showcase property.
“He’ll take the Clippers to the grave with him,” is the considered opinion of one and all. “They’re his entree to Hollywood’s galaxy of stars. You have no idea how Donald gets off swaying on the sidelines with demi-celebrities 41 nights a year.”
For the sake of argument, surely Sterling must understand, by giving way to Geffen, his constellation, which often IS dying in the corner of the sky, would greatly illuminate and increase in value — should the record-company big shot be able to recruit LeBron like he signed Bob Dylan and the Eagles.
In fact, Geffen has been deep in the hunt for quite some time. My source claims he told Sterling he can deliver LeBron as long as he’s calling the shots.
Maverick Carter, who sits at the right hand of James in all business ventures, was next to the Lakers’ bench alongside Geffen.
Meanwhile, Saturday night, (Commissioner David) Stern and Sterling had dinner. The first topic of conversation had to concern the owner’s payment stoppage to Mike Dunleavy after he was fired as GM long after being let go as coach.
Geffen, who in 2004 told Barack Obama to run for president (linked here), can make things happen. If only a rumor, then chew on it for awhile before making your own conclusions about the Clippers’ bizarre ownership.