Lebron James is Not coming to the Warriors – although we’d love him

Forget about Lebron James playing for the Warriors.  Not enough time and not enough salary cap room.  Even if mega rich and mega famous ownership takes over there, by the time the take control Lebron will already be playing for Chicago….yes the Bulls because Lebron is a Midwest guy.

Additionally, the Warriors are near salary cap and couldn’t do it.

Tim Kawakami asked some great What If questions but even he states that it is not going to happen.

However, that’s not the end of the world.  The MOST IMPORTANT thing for any franchise is OWNERSHIP AND FRONT OFFICE.  Once the Warriors have that then the rest will fall into place.

Chinese Businessmen interested in buying Warriors – Ellison a Stalking Horse

NY Daily News is reporting that Chinese Business men are bidding on the Warriors.  Magic Johnson also rumored to be bidding and is probably partnered with the 24 Hour Fitness founder.  A NFL owner also being mentioned.

This news broke just after the Warriors ticketing staff finished their seat selection day.  The ticket sales guys probably left the building after 7 pm and hours later NY post breaks this story.  Certainly well timed with a few seats left and with the draft ping pong balls being picked tomorrow May 18.

The same article says Ellison did not place a bid but he doesn’t have to in my opinion.  His offer is in and he’ll get word of the situation.  He has to be the stalking horse in buying the Warriors.  This NY Daily News must be a leak, if it is true, and thus the straight face talk of over $500mm while Ellison bid $315mm.  It’s worth what it’s worth and whoever pays that much is going to want to win.

Just Win and the new owner will make money.

Warriors Tickets

Section 114

Row 16

Seats 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12

43 games for the NBA Warriors 2010 – 2011 NBA basketball season.

Center court position for catching the action at both ends.  Facing the players benches to watch the Coaches and the players on the sidelines.  Hard to find 6 seats in a row for any team let alone 6 seats for the Golden State Warriors tickets.

The seats are Center court at Oracle Arena in Oakland California where the Golden State Warriors play.  These Warrior tickets face the players benches and the players tunnel.  They are 17 rows up in Section 114 in what the Warriors ticket team refers to as Courtside Club.  The Courtside Club includes access to the private club area for drinks, food, merchandise, restrooms, bar, TV, and lounge.