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Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  29 responses

Paul Allen’s Empty Statement

The Blazers’ owner addressed the mess in his team’s front-office, but essentially said nothing at all. This got some in the local media fired up, including John Canzano of the Oregonian: “Given that he could have ended the speculation on Thursday, I’m not sure we need to hear anything more from Allen. But I asked him at the end of the first half, as he headed into the room he uses as an office, if he’d mind going stronger with the comments on Pritchard. The Blazers owner waved me off and shook his head. I asked him if there was anything more he wanted to say to Blazers fans. He hurried off, waving his hands and shaking his head. He finally nudged one of his private security guards and pointed at me before disappearing into a room with a small group that included Vulcan executive Bert Kolde, who was puffing his chest out at me. After the door closed, a second security guard turned to me and said, ‘Keep writing what you write.’ Funny moment, that one. Because elsewhere in the arena during the game, a couple dozen fans were holding up ‘Fans (heart) KP’ signs, pointing them toward the court. An usher came up and told them to point the signs toward the TV cameras to their right. And they did. What we have here is a man who owns the team, but doesn’t know what it is to take ownership of it.”

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  • Ronald

    Awesome! I love empty statements!

    Oh, great editting btw.

  • Sparty’s Law

    In a related story, Paul Allen bought John Canzano and sold him to the North Korean free press.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    lol^ and dont ditch the PRITCH!!!!!!!!!!! in KP we trust!!

  • The Philosopher

    Paul Allen can do whatever he wants. He is one of the most powerful men in the world.

  • doom

    If not the western hemisphere!!!

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Danny Young.

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    @pHILOSOPHER(not a great one…)….:he used to be one of the richest, never one of the most powerfull. At the same time he is currently fighting cancer so give the man a break…(he deserves it after so much free spending all those years for his Blazers)

  • The Philosopher

    @PAPALOUKAS: My comment concerning Paul Allen was based on the fact that he’s had major influence in the world. This latest basketball situation is small compared to the grand scale in which Allen operates.

  • the nerve

    Hey if this man was one of the richest guys then the world powerful is the definition . Plus he is very smart so you know he used that to his advantage . The more money /The more knowledge /The more prepared . The more security.

  • The Philosopher

    @PAPALOUKIS: Now, even IF Paul Allen isn’t one of the most powerful men in world, (which he is, or was,) he rubs elbows with the people who are. Theoretitcally, would this exchange between us be so easily possible without Bill Gates and Paul Allen? (Steven Balmer) How much power is that?

  • The Philosopher

    @PAPALOUKIS: When speaking in historical perspective, Paul Allen is in the conversation of the “people who changed the world” type of conversation. Paul Allen is the real deal.

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    i thought you knew the difference between powerfull and influential….Heraklitus is one of the top-100 most influential figures of all time, the same is true for Emanuel Kant. None of them could have been considered anywhere near powerfull in their times….(can’t make it more simple).

  • The Philosopher

    @PAPALOUKAS: When one possesses power, they possess influence. One can’t possess one whithout the other. But, I’m sure you are, in fact, aware of that.

  • gigolo

    Philosopher by a hair line. If kant and Heraklitus was born in today’s information age given their God-given intelligence then I guess they would have used it to their advantage and beome one of the richest.m,ost influential and therefore powerful men in today’s modern world of money, money, money. But then again God said, “what does profit a man if he owns the world but loses his soul”, not to put meaning here. but our creator wins over us trying philosophers. In the end, we are all mere mortals. No one is really in power.

  • The Philosopher

    @gigolo: I think the statement you’ve put forth was insightful, and well thought out.

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    @gigolo&philosopher….: it would help you greatly if you read a litle deeper on the history and lifes of the afforementioned guys. For example money,power,etc were existent and highly valued at their time.Have you ever heard about the battles of Salamina,marathon,thermopyles,etc….well, sorry to break your bubble but they were not made for philosophical issues,they were made for power,money,etc…anyway, keep reading history and philosophy, it will do you only good.

  • The Philosopher

    @PAPALOUKAS: You are well informed and knowledgeable on historical facts. That being said, you should know,(and I’m sure you do) that most every war was based on money, power, etc. We can go deeper if you want. Besides, I’m not afraid to learn new things.

  • gigolo

    @papaloukas
    It has been ever since pop since the dawn of recorded time. It’s just that,they are just two persons you’re taking example with.History is vast and filled with lots of varying people,events,circumstances. Not one conclusion can be affirmative for all. I guess the two of you just have different interpretations, but both are right in a sense. You can be influential and rich at the same time. It’s harder if you’re not the latter in today’s world. Then again you can be lucky and have boatloads of money but then suck at character and charisma, like starbury. Then you fail. So which one is right?
    As far as I’m concerned, one can not be rich or successful without a nurtured character, and one can not stay rich if loses focus. So with this in mind, one can be powerful in a sense that he has amassed all this positive qualities that has made him sucessful, ergo rich,smart,talented,strong etc.
    Obviously he knows how to be since he got there. The only question now is, will he use it? Can Paul Allen be powerful? What for you is powerful then? Is bin laden powerful? What sense of purpose does power give? I ask you since you are a learned man.

  • gigolo

    @papaloukas
    For me there was never a battle just made for philosophical issues. That’s plain cowardice and complete waste of resources. I only applied the two since you brought them up. I never read them and I wouldn’t intend to just for the sake of this arguement. There are other examples we can use but I’m afraid my historical background is not that vast. What I do know of is human nature. And i believe, leaders of great nations are powerful, but only as far as their people would back them up. (I would even think it’s their supporters and advisors who are the ones truly in power) Rich people can be powerful depending on how you define power and how they will use their resources to achieve their goals. But, as Ive said before “what good is it for a man to..” = )

  • gigolo

    If it weren’t for Mr. allen,gates and jobs we wouldn’t meet halfway across the world arguing here pop. hehe Now that’s power!

  • The Philosopher

    @gigolo: I admire your insightfulness.

  • Lebran

    why the FU*K are we talking about Heraklitus and Emanuel Kant? who the F*CK is Emanuel Kant? WHERE THE F*CK AM I?

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    @Lebran…..:Kant has MUCH MORE to do with the fact that we comunicate through this mean (internet) than Gates or Allen….i mean, it is not even close my little one….

  • The Philosopher

    @PAPALOUKAS: Didn’t Kant associate himself with people who were among the most enlightened in the world? And if so, how was he poor? School me, teacher.

  • gigolo

    @philospher
    thank u,I only try to understand and learn. And I am truly interested with your discussion with pop. Pls. go on.I believe Mr. Pop has caught my train of thought and tries to school me on using it properly in Kant’s philosophy. Is that correct?

    Kant provided us the thought,Gates and allen the means. WE could always reply to each other thru messages in bottles using Kant’s ideologies.He laid the groundwork like planting a seed and letting it grow into the biggest tree. But paul & allen, I admit, created the treehouse. And added the antennae, disc,wires etc. =)

  • The Philosopher

    @gigolo: As you’ve stated in previous comments, there are a vast number of circumstances, events, people, whom has brought the world as we know it to where it is today.

  • The Philosopher

    @gigolo: And like yourself, I try to learn and understand. I also try to educate, if/when possible. As far as Kant and Heraklitus, obviously both were brilliant people with major influence. My problem with PAPALOUKAS’s assertion is his belief that those two men couldn’t be considered powerful. If people were listening to them then, learning from them then, how is that considered not having power? And if they were not wealthy, it had to be by choice, no?

  • giogolo

    @ philospher
    yes you are correct, that is why i try to ask him what pop’s def. of power is. Now let’s get back to basketball!!!! bbooyyaaaaaahhhh!Q!!

  • The Philosopher

    @gigolo: Hope to see you on another thread. People can benefit from your wisdom. PAPALOUKAS’s wisdom is valuable too.

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