Steve Ballmer Considering Buying the L.A. Clippers

TMZ reports Shirley Sterling met with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Sunday afternoon to discuss the sale of the Clippers (a professional American Basketball team).

The NBA (National Basketball Association) is forcing the Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team after racist remarks were leaked by his girlfriend V Stiviano. Mr. Sterling handed control of the sale over to his ex-wife Shirley Sterling.

The meeting is said to have taken place at Shirley’s Malibu mansion. There is fear among Clippers fans that Mr. Ballmer will move the team to Seattle.

Source: TMZ

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  • LexicoRed

    One Bill built a great company, another Bill almost ran it into the ground.

    One Bill is trying cure third world disease, another Bill trying to buy first world sport team.

    One Bill has vision, another Bill has none.

    • Emi the Strange

      Anddd you have no idea what you are talking about…
      so please, why don’t you go out of your mom’s basement and cure desease if you mention that? or go and have a life instead of talking stupid things you don’t even understand? :)

      • hushv

        Ballmer got serious BALLs :)

    • jeremyg85

      Ballmer grew Microsoft profits from 1999 to 2013 by 300% from 7 billion to 22 billion PROFIT and this is a failure?

  • koenshaku

    I thought the douche was still married or did she divorce him that quick? I wonder if they will change the name to the LA Surface

    • PoohGQ

      Seattle Surface or Lumia Clippers would be awesome!

      • TURNERO

        He’s said he’s not going to move them out of LA although it’d be pretty shrewd to lie about that in order to win the bid.

      • Guest

        The “LA Sweaty Fat Monkeys” so Ballmer can be the owner and mascot!

  • Christian

    I wonder if they’ll be renamed to the Clippies then.

    • Zicoz

      Oh god yes please!

  • Joshua

    If Steve Ballmer gets to buy it i hope he will do a much beter job than the former one.