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Why did Tilman buy this team?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaBeard, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. tochiee22

    tochiee22 Contributing Member

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    And he didn’t even have the cash straight up right? Like didn’t he have to get some loans or some ****... he has to be the richest broke muthafcka in the US.
     
  2. tmoney1101

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    It’s Cadillac bar for me too. Helps that live 2 minutes away. I go to happy hour there once or twice a week. Banderas enchiladas ftw. That’s the only Landry’s restaurant I go to though.
     
  3. Deckard

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    I think Les proved that buying an NBA team can be an incredibly lucrative investment. That Fertitta has a history of being a sports fan in Houston, as well as a Houston resident, makes the investment unsurprising, in my opinion. The league is usually pretty anal about financial stuff (I wish they were as "anal" about assuring the league has officials worthy of calling the games) and who buys the teams, at least that's been my impression, and they approved the sale. Having said that, a lot of the ire aimed at Tilman is because of the lack of money spent last season that might have put us over the top. We'll see just how free the guy is with his money starting with this off-season. Talk is cheap. Whether Tilman Fertitta ultimately is remains to be seen, in my opinion.
     
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  4. motleydeflep6

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    He bought the team just so he can say he owns a team. Literally the only reason.
     
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    A good investment with great return.
     
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    Fyreball Contributing Member

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    You're acting as if he wrote a check for $2,200,000,000 to Les Alexander or something. He issued bonds for $1,415,000,000. He owes a LOT of money to a LOT of people because of this purchase.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeoz...-paying-for-the-houston-rockets/#4c4632fe45d5
     
  7. pass_to_Hakeem

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    agree... and I guess it’s no surprise fans don’t fill the seats. I used to rip on the fans but now with Titta owning the team perhaps the fans will stop showing up altogether if they start out 2-12 or 4-19.
    - not to mention the “classless” tweet they sent out after the MVP
    I’m NOT impressed thus far with this guy
     
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  8. pass_to_Hakeem

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    He bought the team, now is he gonna waste it? Then lie in front of the camera with his little redneck spew??
     
  9. sirbaihu

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    He bought it because none of you whiners bought it first.
     
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  10. cml750

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    Or go gamble away a bunch of money at the golden Nugget in Vegas or Lake Charles, La.
     
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    It's funny because the answer to this question can be applied to pretty much every owner that's purchased a professional sports team in the 21st century and yet, here we are, questioning Fertitta as if he's the exception and not the norm for an owner nowadays.
     
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    This. And only this.
     
  13. DaDakota

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    Pappas is so much better than Landry’s.

    DD
     
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  14. BigBum

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    NBA is a good investment.

    You can get profit from other Billioniare.

    Luxury tax profit is one of them.
     
  15. tinman

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    You realize when you talk about Houston history it’s a small minority of fans here

    And rockets history
    Even smaller

    You know how people change their minds about this team

    They weren’t saying anything bad when we were whipping Utah in the playoffs about the roster
     
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    We dine like 99ers while these long john silver fans eat hush puppies
     
  17. Deckard

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    I wish they'd open one in Southwest Austin.
     
  18. Pole

    Pole Houston Rockets--Tilman Fertitta's latest mess.

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    Fertitta is an absolute master at making money on enterprises with marginal quality.
     
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    And so that you can give all of your kids fancy sports jobs - this is a reason why many people buy teams and why Kirk Lacob is such a well-respected executive.
     
  20. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    It is tough to be Tilman right now.

    Just when you thought he'd win a championship, CP3 got injured.....then he wasn't sure we are a Top contender.

    Now we are even less a contender, West teams are improving alot.

    What does he do? Running his mouth in newspapers again, isn't an option.
     
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