A Genius Posted a Craigslist Wanted Ad for a New Los Angeles Clippers Owner

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterMay 29, 2014

Fans hold up signs in support of the Los Angeles Clippers before Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league. (AP Photo)
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In an unprecedented move, a genius or allied brain trust of world scholars has developed the idea of utilizing Craigslist to provide social commentary on a recent development in the world of sports. 

The ad in question states, “Wanted: Owner for Rising NBA Franchise ((Downtown LA/ Culver City)).”

Could it be? Is this, perhaps, an advertisement in reference to Donald Sterling and the Los Angeles Clippers? Let’s dig deeper into the details: 

Do you love basketball? Do you like taking control and imposing your will? Do you make upwards of $2.5 billion? If yes, then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Recent circumstances have put an up-and-coming NBA franchise in a period of transition. We need a strong, respectful owner who accepts all races, religions, creeds, and sexual orientations.

Ah yes, it’s a Sterling replacement ad. The poster continues to lay out the traits necessary for a viable candidate, sticking closely to the narrative surrounding the longtime former owner, his mistress and the bright future of the franchise.

Craigslist screenshot

Last but not least, the poster lists the salary of the position as “DOE” and claims the job is “420 friendly (in the offseason).”

The ad also mentions Magic Johnson and Billy Crystal as preferred Los Angeles icons for the job, but I personally believe whomever wrote this should buy the team. The world needs more Kickstarter campaigns, and I could see this one gaining some real traction on the Twitters.

But back to the premise, which deftly uses a job posting to satirize the predicament facing the Clippers. If only someone had thought of using Craiglist to post “wanted” ads for high-profile job openings earlier, we might have already found a suitable, tolerant replacement for Sterling.

Now that the secret’s out, we might see copycats posting ads for quarterbacks or mocking players or looking for players’ lost talent on Craigslist. 

The sky truly is the limit.


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