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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the Los Angeles Clippers For $2 Billion!

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the Los Angeles Clippers For $2 Billion!

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has just bought the Los Angeles Clippers from disgraced former owner Donald Sterling and his ex Shelly for a whopping $2 billion!

“I am delighted that we are selling the team to Steve, who will be a terrific owner,” Shelly Sterling said (via Variety). “We have worked for 33 years to build the Clippers into a premiere NBA franchise. I am confident that Steve will take the team to new levels of success.”

“I will be honored to have my name submitted to the NBA Board of Governors for approval as the next owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. I love basketball,” Steve said in a statement. “And I intend to do everything in my power to ensure that the Clippers continue to win – and win big – in Los Angeles. L.A. is one of the world’s great cities – a city that embraces inclusiveness, in exactly the same way that the NBA and I embrace inclusiveness. I am confident that the Clippers will in the coming years become an even bigger part of the community. I thank Shelly Sterling for her willingness to entrust the Clippers franchise to me, and I am grateful to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and his colleagues for working collaboratively with me throughout this process.”

Donald was forced to sell the Clippers after being banned from the NBA for his racist remarks.

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  • You Taught Him

    That’s a 16,000% return for Sterling over the last 30 years.

  • amanda

    They’ve been working on turning the Clippers into a premier organization for about 3 years. Before that Sterling couldn’t have cared less about the team winning anything. He was a terrible owner even before everyone found out he was a huge racist

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdKTgwffmdo Living in a box

    In other words, Sterling still rich.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    At least that racist b*i*t*c*h* Oprah didn’t get in on it. We would have had to start all over again.

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