Steve Ballmer Buys Los Angeles Clippers for $2 Billion

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ClipperKyle32
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Hard for Sterling to turn down 1.8 billion considering that he bought the team for only 12 million

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anybody is an upgrade but kinda hoping for the oprah group cus, well, it's oprah.

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That group also has the most $$$. Ellison spent like $200m to win a yacht race so we know he is willing to toss money to win.

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Ballmer's net worth is $19.3 billion. He'd still be the NBA's richest owner. That being said I would prefer the group with Geffen and Ellison, hopefully they can counter bid or something.

The BALLmer is in your court Ellison, what are you gonna do?

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Yup. Ellison has more money than all of the other NBA majority owners combined, and with his nautical leanings, what could be better than a team named after a ship?

Teaming up with Oprah and Geffen - who has wanted the team for years - is also the diversity jackpot. Black... check. Female... check. Gay... check.

They are literally the perfect group to put an end to this chapter. I'm hoping they come out the winners.

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Richest owner in NBA? I'm for that... I'm also hoping for the Oprah group also... but we shall see.

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If it's between Ballmer and Oprah group, either would be phenomenal, I don't want to be picky. I just can't believe we are so close to getting Sterling out, his absence is the last piece of the puzzle.

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ClipperKyle32
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Billion is a lot of money! I know this much. If A guy is paying this much our main attractions in Blake and DJ and possibly Chris aren't going anywhere

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If Geffen's group ends up winning, I REALLY hope they end up adding Yao as a minority owner. I still want to see him back in the NBA badly.

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I just hope that old man just sells

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^ Whatever works. Hopefully Silver knows what he's doing.

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CapsNClips wrote:

Good I don't want Magic in it.

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How is Geffen Records doing? I don't know anyone on that label except Mary j. Blige.

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Interesting article on Bloomberg about the sale;

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-2 ... ofits.html

#InDocwetrust

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Ballmer already said he wouldn't move the team. He has deep pockets would be a perfect match. He is really energetic too, I think it would be great

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He also is in that movie thing with Speilberg , SKG

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Ballmer already said he wouldn't move the team. He has deep pockets would be a perfect match. He is really energetic too, I think it would be great
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ClipperKyle32 wrote:

He could be lying

ClipperKyle32
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Even if he was! He has to prove to the NBA that the Clippers can't survive in current situation and the League would have to vote on and approve such a move. Nots Happening

ClippersDA
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Hearing steve ballmer bought the team for 2 billion. Now we won't trade jamal I guess.

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No Magic in the bidding, the Sterlings will not sell the Clippers if this man is involved.

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"A person with knowledge of the negotiations said the Geffen group bid $1.6 billion and Ressler at $1.2 billion."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-sn- ... story.html

ClipperKyle32
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It feels like a major burden was just lifted off of every Clipper fans shoulders.

I feel great! Ballmer seems like a great owner. Has A Huge POCKET!!!!

I am just ready for this Donald Curse to depart from us

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I just can't trust Ballmer. It seem fishy about it. Think about it, Clay Bennett move the Sonics from Seattle to the Oklahoma City which Seattle is lot better market value than OKC. It won't surprise me to see this pull twice. Please don't move the Clippers!

I hope he keeps his word through and be a great owner for our Los Angeles Clippers!

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I saw some non-nba coach say he was a very competitive person and would be good for our franchise! Cheers i guess

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I'm so happy moving on with the new owner rooting for Ballmer!

JahvonTheClip
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How do you think he got to be a billionaire. He knows his business stuff. Moving the clippers would annihilate the value of the team that he just bought for 2 billion dollars.

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Time to really go over the cap wooooooooo

ClipperKyle32
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I just can't trust Ballmer. It seem fishy about it. Think about it, Clay Bennett move the Sonics from Seattle to the Oklahoma City which Seattle is lot better market value than OKC. It won't....

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Relax guys he will not move the team to Seattle.

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this is great news and lets hope good value Wink

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Please include Yao as a minority owner Balmer. Neutral

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Assuming this does go down, I like it. He has deep pockets to keep them competitive and will likely socre a huge deal for our next TV contract, as long as it's not Time Warner.

Again though, this is Donald Sterling we're talking about. I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't far from over.

ClipperKyle32
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Donald Sterling Net Worth is $1.9 Billion dollars! A team he bought for 12 million just possibly sold for $2.0 Billion Dollars!!! Who Would Turn That Down

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What happened to Ellison, Griffen, and Oprah Sad

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I'm confident he won't move the team. LA is where all the money is at and the market is huge!

Steve seems like he would be a great fit and has good energy, always seems happy haha Smile

WE ARE ABOUT TO HAVE THE RICHEST OWNER IN THE NBA!!! We might have a legitimate chance to snag up Lebron or Love now Wink

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Just Made This

AirGriffin
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I'm liking this 15.2 billionaire named Steve Ballmer more Wink Wink Wink Wink

We will have the richest NBA owner in the ENTIRE league and maybe to ever be in this league. Talk about a good start to the off-season!!

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I'll tell you who: Donald Sterling. Do you really think he cares about money at his age? I don't.

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Now we need a certain cretin named Donald Sturdling to give this his blessing and I just get this bad feeling about this wanker not wanting to take 100 times what he paid for the team

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No DTS and no TWC

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ClipperKyle32 wrote:
WE ARENT MOVING!

New Practice Facility! Selling Out Arenas! In LA

Plus you just do not switch arenas and call yourself a new team. It cost a **** load of money as well

That is right now, but I'm talking about the future. Hopefully Clippers remain competitive, 10 years later.

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I'm more worried on TWC.

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This is true, Ballmer has deep pockets. But the combination Ellison, Geffen, and Oprah would have had a truly unlimited and never ending pocket. I'm also just not liking the whole Seattle shadow, and I'm not a big fan of Ballmer's track record at Microsoft either.

But hey, I guess I can't complain. Anything is better than DTS dontknow

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I don't understand, what would make them even being non-competitive have to do with anything? Players would rather play in LA, the market is better, and we have a stadium to play at. Ballmer wouldn't want to fund to build a brand new stadium there when Staples is beautiful and a great arena compared to those around the league. I don't see a big market city ever going to Seattle. It doesn't make sense. And the Clippers will soon have a lucrative TV deal which racks in the cash and the players actually get sponsored and get more cash in Los Angeles. I mean why is Seattle even relevant? I'm confused.

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