Chris Kaman says Donald Sterling cares about winning because hes old

10/29/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Sep 28, 2013; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Chris Kaman (9) is interviewed during media day at the Lakers Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsChris Kaman isn’t one to hold back what he’s thinking, and he spoke his mind about the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday.

The big man played eight seasons with the Clippers, so he has significant knowledge about how that particular team operates. He said:

"I think before the owner, Donald Sterling, didn't care about winning. He thought about sharing that luxury (tax) money. So I think it was all about save as much money as I can, get as much highlight players (as I can) so people would still come watch and that's what he did for a long time. I don't know if he's getting older, I don't want to stay that out of respect, but I think he is getting older and I think he wants to see the fruits of his labor and he's willing to spend some more money."

Sterling has a reputation around the league for being cheap, and it thought that’s the reason why the Clips have never won a championship.

Now, the owner is going out and trying to build the best team he can, to truly make a run at winning it all.

What will be interesting is to see if Sterling continues to stay competitive, or if he pulls a Mark Cuban, wins a championship and then sits back.

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