Here Are All The People Who Supposedly Want To Buy The Clippers

Here Are All The People Who Supposedly Want To Buy The Clippers

 

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

 

People are lining up to buy the Los Angeles Clippers after NBA commissioner Adam Silver moved to force Donald Sterling to sell.

 

The bidding war is expected to exceed $1 billion according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.

Here are the people who want to buy the team, according to published reports/rumors in the 24 hours since Silver announced Sterling’s punishment (in order of plausibility):

That’s quite the assortment of people!

The takeaway here is that these are very early days. Sterling could try to drag the NBA into court, delaying the sale for an indefinite period of time.

But for now it’s fun to speculate.

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15 Outrageous Ways Ex-NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Spends His $22 Million Salary

15 Outrageous Ways Ex-NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Spends His $22 Million Salary

15 Outrageous Ways Ex-NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Spends His $22 Million Salary

 

Gilbert Arenas

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Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas is living a lavish lifestyle as he continues to get paid even though he hasn’t played an NBA game since 2012.

 

He made $22.3 million this season, making him the 30th-highest-paid athlete in the world.

The Orlando Magic used the “amnesty” rule to cut Gilbert and remove him from their salary cap in 2011.

Under the rule, he still gets paid.

So even though he’s out of work, he can afford to spend money like crazy.


He spent $100,000 to landscape his $3.5 million mansion.

He spent $100,000 to landscape his $3.5 million mansion.

Long and Foster Real Estate

Source: Washington Post

He takes his car to a $675 car wash.

He takes his car to a $675 car wash.

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He spends $5,000 a month for housekeeping of his seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom home.

He spends $5,000 a month for housekeeping of his seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom home.

Long and Foster Real Estate

Source: Washington Post

He has a fancy grotto next to his backyard pool complete with a bar, hot tub, and of course a water slide.

He has a fancy grotto next to his backyard pool complete with a bar, hot tub, and of course a water slide.

Long and Foster Real Estate

Source: Washington Post 

He paid $8,000 for a Mercedes-Benz electric toy car.

He paid $8,000 for a Mercedes-Benz electric toy car.

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He has his own personal shark tank. It costs $5,000 each month to feed his sharks and an additional $1,500 for someone to take care of them.

He has his own personal shark tank. It costs $5,000 each month to feed his sharks and an additional $1,500 for someone to take care of them.

Long and Foster Real Estate

Source: Washington Post

He spends $600 on groceries every week.

He spends $600 on groceries every week.

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He went on a $40,000 dollar shopping spree for his kids at FAO Schwartz.

He went on a $40,000 dollar shopping spree for his kids at FAO Schwartz.

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He also bought a $60,000 train set for his kids and hired someone from FAO Schwarz to set it up.

He also bought a $60,000 train set for his kids and hired someone from FAO Schwarz to set it up.

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He’s always ready for a night of gambling, carrying wads of $20,000 in $5 bills to make things easier at the casino.

He's always ready for a night of gambling, carrying wads of $20,000 in $5 bills to make things easier at the casino.

Which in turn has led to wads of $100 bills on a typical night of gambling.

Which in turn has led to wads of $100 bills on a typical night of gambling.

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He takes great pride in his personal shoe collection of over 2,000 pairs of shoes in his closet.

He takes great pride in his personal shoe collection of over 2,000 pairs of shoes in his closet.

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Which doesn’t include the shoes he wore in the 2010 season worth $7,730, which he gave away in a contest.

Which doesn't include the shoes he wore in the 2010 season worth $7,730, which he gave away in a contest.

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He’s known for showering his friends in cash too. The lucky recipient here is former teammate Nick Young.

He's known for showering his friends in cash too. The lucky recipient here is former teammate Nick Young.

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He bought a hyperbaric chamber to absorb the oxygen in his home so it would be the same altitude as the Rocky Mountains because he thought it would improve his conditioning.

He bought a hyperbaric chamber to absorb the oxygen in his home so it would be the same altitude as the Rocky Mountains because he thought it would improve his conditioning.

Long and Foster Real Estate

Source: Washington Post

13 REPORTED DEAD IN MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER

13 REPORTED DEAD IN MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER



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In this May 18, 2013, photo, climbers make their way to the summit of Mount Everest.

 

 

Thirteen people died on Mount Everest early Friday after an avalanche swept down the route used to climb the world’s highest peak, NBC reported.

All of the dead and injured were believed to be Nepalese Sherpas working to prepare the route with equipment and ropes ahead of the main climbing season that begins later this month, The Economic Times reported. The ethnic Sherpas work as guides for foreigners who come to the mountain.

About 100 Sherpa guides and climbers are thought to be trapped above the avalanche site, according to The New Indian Express.

A climber who witnessed the avalanche told ABC News that the avalanche “came out of nowhere.”

“Without warning, a large chunk of ice broke loose,” Australian climber Gavin Turner told ABC News. “There were a few seconds of panic where I thought, ‘This is going to collect us.'”

The avalanche hit relatively low down on the mountain between base camp and camp two, at 21,000 feet. The peak of the mountain is 29,035 feet.

This infographic from Agence France Presse shows where the avalanche hit:

The area around where the avalanche hit is called “popcorn field.” Here’s what it looks like:

 

Mount Everest popcorn field

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NBC News also spoke to witnesses on Mount Everest:

“To lose this number of people at the very beginning of the season may be the end of the season here,” said a cameraman who is on Everest working on a project for NBC and the Discovery Channel.

Soon after the avalanche hit at about 6:30 a.m., first responders and fellow climbers geared up to help. A helicopter was also dispatched from Kathmandu, the Associated Press reported.

‘‘Rescuers have already retrieved four bodies and they are now trying to pull out two more bodies that are buried under snow,’’ Ang Tshering Sherpa, president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told the Sydney Morning Herald.

The avalanche is the deadliest in eight years, according to Reuters.

The worst recorded disaster on Everest happened May 11, 1996, when eight climbers died after being caught in a blizzard close to the summit.

Nearly 250 people have died on Everest.