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Conspiracy theory: Why Ibaka has gone to Clippers

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Conspiracy theory: Why Ibaka has gone to Clippers 

Post#1 » by bluerap23 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:33 pm

Ibaka was sent to LA by Masai to mess up their team and recruit Kawhi.

This would be the ultimate revenge on Balmer and Frank.
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Post#2 » by KL78192020 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:38 pm

lol I think hes more into the Hollywood LA lifestyle with his shows, fashion life. He also has a better shot at a ring with the Clippers than Raptors.
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Post#3 » by Tor_Raps » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:39 pm

bluerap23 wrote:Ibaka was sent to LA by Masai to mess up their team and recruit Kawhi.

This would be the ultimate revenge on Balmer and Frank.


Sounds very desperate of us man. Just accept we might not be wanted by some. We should be used to it anyways lol.
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Post#4 » by OakleyDokely » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:42 pm

These are the type of threads I can get behind
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Post#5 » by ItsDanger » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:42 pm

Wishful thinking. Starting hanging around too many media types and LA sucked him in.
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Re: Conspiracy theory: Why Ibaka has gone to Clippers 

Post#6 » by bluerap23 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:43 pm

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bluerap23 wrote:Ibaka was sent to LA by Masai to mess up their team and recruit Kawhi.

This would be the ultimate revenge on Balmer and Frank.


Sounds very desperate of us man. Just accept we might not be wanted by some. We should be used to it anyways lol.


It's just jokes bruh
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Post#7 » by LoveMyRaps » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:44 pm

I kid you not I was thinking this last night too. :lol:
Maybe Clippers choke, they both opt out and come home.
Would be fckin jokes. But definitely not happening.
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Post#8 » by JustWin » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:45 pm

Its quite simple.

He felt unloved, 100%.

Dumb ass Nurse kept playing dumpster juice Gasol over him, even though Serge was always effective. Serge deserved better.
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Post#9 » by Tor_Raps » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:47 pm

bluerap23 wrote:
Tor_Raps wrote:
bluerap23 wrote:Ibaka was sent to LA by Masai to mess up their team and recruit Kawhi.

This would be the ultimate revenge on Balmer and Frank.


Sounds very desperate of us man. Just accept we might not be wanted by some. We should be used to it anyways lol.


It's just jokes bruh


I'm sad lol. Seeing ibaka leave us for that crappy contract and to the Clippers of all teams hurt lol.
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Post#10 » by blastttOFF » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:47 pm

first i was sad and piss*d off, then i read this post.

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Post#11 » by scopy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:49 pm

JustWin wrote:Its quite simple.

He felt unloved, 100%.

Dumb ass Nurse kept playing dumpster juice Gasol over him, even though Serge was always effective. Serge deserved better.


I think has a part to do with it.

Combine that with Kawhi + California is a good sell too.
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Post#12 » by Tor_Raps » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:50 pm

JustWin wrote:Its quite simple.

He felt unloved, 100%.

Dumb ass Nurse kept playing dumpster juice Gasol over him, even though Serge was always effective. Serge deserved better.


This i agree with and mentioned quite frequently.
Now you have Gasol on the brink of retirement while Ibaka still has a ton of juice left.

Not to mention we gave Fred a long term contract and probably offered ibaka a 1 year deal at best. We're pretty much telling him he's expendable after 2021 so you cant blame him for leaving.
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Post#13 » by kalel123 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:06 pm

JustWin wrote:Its quite simple.

He felt unloved, 100%.

Dumb ass Nurse kept playing dumpster juice Gasol over him, even though Serge was always effective. Serge deserved better.


I guess it depends on your definition of being unloved.

No matter what he may or may not have felt in the playoffs with his PT or lack-there-of, if Raptors came and offered 18-20M 1 year deal, I have to think he would've taken it. He makes in one year what he would've had to make in 2 years and he gets another shot at free agency in the offseason where more teams are projected to have money to spend.

I think that would matter more to him than anything else because money is more important to today's players than anything and he's already got a ring so he doesn't necessarily have to ring chase if money makes sense, which it would've done in this case.
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Post#14 » by 2019nbachamps » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:13 pm

I'm not sure what happened but it seems like Ibaka misplaced his hand. He ended up getting less than his market value and the chance to sign with the Lakers instead.

It's too bad things didn't work out since Ibaka is a huge loss for us but we obviously chose cap flexibility over giving him the deal he wanted. He deserved a 3 yr/$60m deal but by yesterday every other team had used up their cap space so he decided to go for the bright lights and title aspirations of the Clippers. I see him opting out and trying again next summer to secure his last big deal.

There's no sugarcoating his loss makes us weaker. Only time will tell if it was the right move for us to make. I agree though it didn't make sense for us to go into the tax to give him what he wanted since we aren't competing this season.
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Post#15 » by 2019nbachamps » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:15 pm

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JustWin wrote:Its quite simple.

He felt unloved, 100%.

Dumb ass Nurse kept playing dumpster juice Gasol over him, even though Serge was always effective. Serge deserved better.


I guess it depends on your definition of being unloved.

No matter what he may or may not have felt in the playoffs with his PT or lack-there-of, if Raptors came and offered 18-20M 1 year deal, I have to think he would've taken it. He makes in one year what he would've had to make in 2 years and he gets another shot at free agency in the offseason where more teams are projected to have money to spend.

I think that would matter more to him than anything else because money is more important to today's players than anything and he's already got a ring so he doesn't necessarily have to ring chase if money makes sense, which it would've done in this case.


If we offered that he would've taken it. We probably offered him similar terms as Clippers, which quite frankly from his vantage point alone is disrespectful.
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Post#16 » by JN » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Ibaka signed a 2nd year player option for one reason.
He trusts Kawhi on the court to have a chance to win the title, but doesn't trust what Kawhi will do next offseason if things don't go well in Clipper land -- nor does he trust Kawhi's body. He obviously protected himself from Kawhi and Uncle Dennis being a snake next summer.
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Re: Conspiracy theory: Why Ibaka has gone to Clippers 

Post#17 » by StringerBell » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Still wondering why he wanted the player option after 1 year. Think that hurts more than anything lol
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Post#18 » by v1n5anity » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:20 pm

If Ibaka couldn't convince Kawhi to stay, what makes you think he can convince him to come back?
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Post#19 » by kalel123 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:23 pm

StringerBell wrote:Still wondering why he wanted the player option after 1 year. Think that hurts more than anything lol


More teams with cap space next year so he'll have a better chance for desperate teams to offer something big in worst case.

He would've got the same opportunity here IMO had we offered something like 1-year 18M deal and it would've been win-win for both sides. Unfortunate.
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Re: Conspiracy theory: Why Ibaka has gone to Clippers 

Post#20 » by Mak » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:23 pm

StringerBell wrote:Still wondering why he wanted the player option after 1 year. Think that hurts more than anything lol


A lot of teams are going to have cap space next year. He probably thinks he can get 3/50m next year or something. He might but even when Raptors signed him to his last contract people were worried he was done.

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