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Boston College Law School

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Next Up ... the Warriors?

Having just recently closed on its acquisition of Sun, Oracle's Larry Ellison is apparently turning his sights on more interesting prey - the Golden State Warriors.  In response to a question at an Oracle employee event about likelihood that he might try to buy the Warriors, Ellison responded, "I'm trying. I'm trying. Unfortunately you can't have a hostile takeover of a basketball team.

That's unfortunate, because with the single exception of the 2007-08 season, the Warriors and their poor fans haven't been over .500 (or made the playoffs) since 1993-94.



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