1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Possible Future Owners of Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rockets13champs, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Tenchi

    Tenchi Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 1999
    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    397
    What if this is all a ploy to entice free agents? The media will say how awesome Les is as an owner then he will change his mind and tell people the team is not for sale. :cool:
     
    Stormy1234 likes this.
  2. TexasRedd

    TexasRedd Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    77
    Jay-Z cannot own any major sports team he has a sports agency. This is why he had to give up the small percentage of the Nets he once owned.
     
  3. ipaman

    ipaman Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    9,506
    Likes Received:
    2,820
    #223 ipaman, Jul 18, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017
  4. Easy

    Easy Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Messages:
    24,366
    Likes Received:
    4,061
    I'd take DD. A track record of two decades isn't something to sneer at. Bballholic needs to pay his due for another 10 years or so.
     
  5. Easy

    Easy Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Messages:
    24,366
    Likes Received:
    4,061
  6. bloodwings19

    bloodwings19 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,014
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Tillman is the ideal choice. He will be able to use advertising on his empire on jerseys and in arena. We spend loads of money on his hotels and restaurants, in rewards, we get Rockets tickets.
     
  7. brosef

    brosef Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    149
    An investment team- Run by Lebron, CP, Wade, Melo, Harden
     
    studogg likes this.
  8. pahiyas

    pahiyas Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    157
    Let's make history.
    Can we make the rockets the first professional sports team funded by kickstarter or gofundme?
     
    jmwilliamson and snowconeman22 like this.
  9. CCorn

    CCorn Contribiting Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    12,027
    Likes Received:
    2,722
    For $100 you can be Hardens personal defense coach!
     
  10. kevC

    kevC RyBo > Ryno
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,107
    Likes Received:
    4,529
    I would like to put in an early gif request to @Rodman23 of Will Smith from Fresh Prince wearing a Rockets jersey (or the Rockets logo as his head) going "how come he don't want me?" and whoever the new owner's face on Uncle Phil hugging him.

    This is how I feel, abandoned by Les.
     
    Rodman23 likes this.
  11. donkeypunch

    donkeypunch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    7,229
    Likes Received:
    4,184
    [​IMG]
     
  12. donkeypunch

    donkeypunch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    7,229
    Likes Received:
    4,184
    A team of Yao, Hakeem and some Chinese backers would be alright with me.
     
  13. thegame_2234

    thegame_2234 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2002
    Messages:
    2,029
    Likes Received:
    94
    Hate seeing him go, great owner great franchise he's not cheap like people said and always trying to do the best and better for the franchise

    I love the Dell guy :)
     
  14. Easy

    Easy Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Messages:
    24,366
    Likes Received:
    4,061
    They are gonna rename the team to be the Houston Banana Boat.
     
  15. Verbal Christ

    Verbal Christ Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,477
    Likes Received:
    2,057
    Mattress Mac would be back to sniffing coke and travelling to schools talking about 'the monkey on his back' if he stretched himself out to buy the team. Kind of like the "that's a fact jack" guy and his brief team sponsorship.

    If it takes all your money and your friends money to do something then don't do it. It will be a sick version of Jackie Moon and the Flint Tropics.
     
  16. tiger0330

    tiger0330 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,722
    Likes Received:
    48
    Would love to see that. He doesn't have the cash to make an outright purchase like Balmer did with the Clips but he could put together a consortium of well heeled investors for certain.
     
  17. Jpripper88

    Jpripper88 Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2013
    Messages:
    770
    Likes Received:
    28
    Seems unlikely even all of those folks put together would have the liquidity to buy the team. Ferttita is probably the only one who has any real liquidity and he doesn't seem to have much. He'd probably need to have at least $700M free for a $2B purchase. I doubt he could even get $100M in share from those 3 minority owners, let alone much cash.
     
  18. Clutchcity83

    Clutchcity83 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    7
    Post on Jim McIngvale facebook

    Jim Mcingvale
    Like all proud Houstonians, I am hopeful that our great Houston Rockets will stay in Houston! I will work with other Houston business leaders to discuss the possibility of purchasing the Houston Rockets, so they will stay in our great city of Houston, TX! What's your favorite Houston Rockets memory? God bless, and I hope you'll come see us at Gallery Furniture today!
     
  19. jmwilliamson

    jmwilliamson Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Messages:
    9,133
    Likes Received:
    2,076
    We only need roughly half the population of the Earth to donate a dollar.
     
    chievous minniefield likes this.
  20. Raven

    Raven Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,760
    Likes Received:
    704
    Yao would be the face of new ownership, but the real power might be his backer or backers. Still, it's an intriguing thought, isn't it? Fans love Yao, The media loves Yao, the NBA would swoon at the idea of Yao buying the team, and also important - players respect Yao. In many ways, it seems almost too perfect a fit.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now