A hoops entrepreneur is convinced The Chosen One will re-sign with the Cavaliers for three years now that coach Mike Brown and GM Danny Ferry are gone. But while Cavs owner Dan Gilbert tries build up his franchise enough to retain LeBron, other teams are stocking up with big names, too.
According to Peter Vescey of the New York Post, the Clippers could become major contenders in the LeBron Sweepstakes because David Geffen, the billionaire co-founder of DreamWorks, is looking to buy a 51-percent stake in the team and he even had dinner with Donald Sterling on Friday to discuss such an arrangement.
Geffen is famous for, among other things, signing Bob Dylan and the Eagles to his Asylum Records label, and Vescey thinks Geffen could lure another big name in LeBron.
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, [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.
I don’t know this for a fact, but my source suggested Stern’s meeting “more likely centered on whether Sterling would be willing to sell 49 percent of the team and how much it’d take for him to give up control.” [New York Post]