Steve Ballmer Buys Los Angeles Clippers for $2 Billion (P. 6)

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ClipperKyle32
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I hope Ballmer has some knowledge of basketball and sees there is more potential in Blake than any other player out there. Of Course , Doc is the "GM" and I believe he see's that....

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I got your back,there is nothing to argue about in your statements.

ClippersDA
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My father met sterling in September and talked to him about the team. He doubts he's really suffering from dementia, he said he was very sharp in September. Either way, he's gone so I no longer concern myself with him. By the way, he was with Shelly at dinner when my dad met him

JQuick32
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Ballmer is a huge basketball fan, so we've got nothing to worry about IMO.

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DTS caved in. Agrees to sell & drop lawsuit against NBA.

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Max Kellerman, of the Max and Marcellus Show, keeps on saying Ballmer will move the team to Seattle. Obviously, he is saying it for ratings. But I do not doubt that Ballmer might do it. He is from Seattle and money is no object.

It was reported that a "non-move" clause when in the sale agreement. Does anyone know if this is the case? I sure hope it is.

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slestack11
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Steve Ballmer is not from Seattle. He's from Michigan and went to school at Harvard. He only lived in Seattle while he was working at Microsoft, but now that they've booted him, he's not really geographically constrained. He has one kid at Stanford and one kid at USC, but one more in high school. Once his youngest kid graduates, he will have even less reason to live in Seattle. Once he notices that it doesn't rain 320 days out of the year in LA, he will never want to step foot back in Seattle again.

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Yeah

FightOnRon
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Of course now the a-hole DTS isn't signing off again. I said he would do that,it just too two days longer then I thought it would. Stereotypical dementia,this is the way my dad was before his heart got him first. One day yes, next day no. BAck and forth, all the time.

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Why won't they go away forever,why why why????? LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling could continue to play a role in the team under terms of the pending sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, ESPN has confirmed. The $2 billion deal allows for up to 10 percent of the team -- or $200 million -- to be spun off into a charitable foundation that Shelly Sterling would essentially run. The deal was negotiated by Shelly Sterling after husband Donald Sterling's racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as team owner. Details of....

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Not happy about Shelly staying around. Interested to know what the Clippers players, coaches, and employees think about it? I'm pretty sure they're not too pleased. If she's going to still come to games, she should be in one of the private boxes, and not at courtside. Every time anyone sees her, it's just going to be another reminder of the Sterling fiasco, and that's not what we need to move forward.

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Damn we still have to her mug face at the games. Sad

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Thank doG my seats are just bad enough where I cannot see her,

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Steve Ballmer interested in buying Staples Center & LA Kings.

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AND of course the douche bag (with apologies to douche bags),has called off the sale again and is suing again. WTF,can we get this guy a pair of cement boots? n a reversal, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will pursue a $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver, and withdraw his support for the sale of the team negotiated by his wife. "I have decided that I must fight to protect my rights," Sterling said Monday in a letter circulated widely among those involved in the sale and obtained by ESPN.com. "While my position may not....

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ClipperKyle32
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Jared Dudley Is Going On ESPN First Take TODAY! Tune In.

He will not be a Clipper for long lol

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I don't think I am going to be a STH for long either. He is going to take this team back to the stone age. I have spent too much of my life waiting for this team to get good and I don't have enough trips around the planet to wait for this again.

GO KINGS, GO.

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I know this is not welcome news, however, this is a mere delay in the ultimate outcome of DTS having his team sold with or without his buy in.

*DTS is suing the NBA

*DTS will have to fight Shelly in court

*DTS is fighting that former employee for sexual harassment, etc....

*Don't think for a second that there are 6-10 other type lawsuits waiting in the lurch

The above is meant to illustrate just how much he has on his plate, not to mention the first fight is to overturn the findings of the two doctors that ruled him mentally incapacitated and opened the door for shelly to become sole trustee and proceed with the sale. Just last week in a public statement he said he was good with the sale and now he's going to fight? What does that say of his mental being? Secondly, if in fact the doctors diagnosis stands DTS is merely suing himself. Third, for kicks and grins lets assume he gets the doctors ruling overturned. All this does is then force the NBA to do what they had originally planned and terminate his franchise. Lastly, when I read Shelly was going to be an owner emeritus I was not particularly happy. I have a funny feeling that because DTS is proceeding with the lawsuit once the team is stripped away Shelly no longer has any ability to negotiate that "clause" in the deal.

All and all, this is actually a positive from that perspective as I believe having Shelly around in any capacity wasn't in the best interest of anyone except herself.

This will be done before we know it and we can focus on the ultra bright future that lies ahead of the Clippers!!!!!!!

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JQuick32
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Hilarious how he now wants to "fight for his team" after not giving a **** about his team for 30+ years. Imagine how different things would have been if that waste of oxygen had this much piss and vinegar about his ownership this whole time!

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He reminds me so so so so much of my late father who's mental health diminished like this right before he passed. Yes today, no tomorrow and so on until the day he left us. When he left us it was on a no day, so there went my inheritance.

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Pretty dark humor there Ron

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It was years ago and if I don't joke about it, I want to shoot my brother in the skull for robbing me.

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so is it official AGAIN yet?

did BALLMER purchase the clips or ??????

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Sterling's lawsuit has to be resolved before the sale to Ballmer goes through. Right now it's Dick Parsons, interim CEO, in control. It seems unlikely then that we'll be able to make a power play move for free agents in the coming months, unless the DTS lawsuit gets resolved quickly.

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The Clippers are running as usual. Parsons has the power of the purse. He's acting interim owner and he has the power to sign off on anything regardless of the owner status.

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ClipperKyle32
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This is encouraging Clippers fans.

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ClipperKyle32 wrote:

This is encouraging Clippers fans.

That he is there or that it is a good sign he's keeping the team? The team is his but it is encouraging that he is showing interest even if it is just summer league.

ClipperKyle32
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This is even more significant. Nice.

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Hope the court rules in favor of the sale.

Otherwise, it will be messy.

It would seem that the best for all parties is to go through with the sale.

Sterling is only making himself look worse with the public if this affair continues on.

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Judge enacts 1310b. It's a done deal my boys! Now Ballmer just has to meet with the board of governors who will undoubtedly agree.

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So it's pretty much done? So surreal! Lol

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Yeeaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

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