Seattle SuperSonics Rumors
Floyd Mayweather didn’t deny the possibility of seeking ownership for a potential team in either Las Vegas or Seattle as well as an existing team. “It could be the Vegas franchise. It could be the Seattle franchise or I could be buying a franchise that’s already up and running,” said Mayweather. “So the first offer, we offered them a little over $2 billion for majority ownership. Do I have it? Absolutely, I have it, but it didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t happen overnight. It’s a lot when you have so many different businesses all around the world. It’s a lot.”
Mayweather indicated that he and his business partners continue to pursue the purchase of an NBA team. Mayweather didn’t indicate which franchise was in his sights but indicated that the pursuit has been in the works for an extended period. “I’ve been working on buying a NBA team outright,” said Mayweather. “One of my other business partners, Brent Johnson, he’s here. So we’ve been working on the NBA team for a while now. It’s kinda, it’s rough.”
Daily Loud: Floyd Mayweather is currently trying to purchase an NBA team, he already offered $2 Billion to buy one of the NBA franchises.
Justin Kubatko: Chris Paul last night: ✅ 15 PTS ✅ 8 REB ✅ 12 AST ✅ 3 STL Paul became the 38th player in NBA history to reach 21,000 career points. It’s the 711th time he’s recorded multiple steals in a game, tying Gary Payton for the fourth-most such games in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/lrJyyMBp8F
Adrian Wojnarowsk: The NBA plans to negotiate new television/media and Collective Bargaining deals before seriously examining the adding of new teams. The possibilities of Las Vegas and Seattle as expansion candidates are real, but likely years away.
. @macklemore on “NBA Today” regarding NBA basketball returning to Seattle: “Adam [Silver] is on board. It’s a matter of time. I think within the next 2-to-3 years, we will have a team [in Seattle]… The players want it.”