Steve Ballmer Now Owns the Clippers

Steve Ballmer, former chief of Microsoft, has won the bidding war for ownership of the LA Clippers. He put in a $2 billion offer, the highest paid for an NBA team. However, the deal isn’t done yet. Donald Sterling’s lawyer told everyone to hold up minute.

Ballmer and Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling concluded a deal late Thursday afternoon. But Bobby Samini, an attorney for Donald Sterling, said as he left the team co-owner’s home: “There’s been no sale. There can be no sale without Donald’s signature.”

What a downer. Who listens to that old coot anyway?

The sale beat a Tuesday deadline where an NBA hearing could have removed Shelly Sterling’s family from ownership. And if you think about it,¬†Ballmer is the perfect person to own an NBA team. He’ll be able to bring a lot of excitement to the Clippers.

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