IT'S OFFICIAL! Ballmer Takes Ownership of Clippers

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cleepers
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Done deal. Bye Donald.

http://www.nba.com/2014/news/08/12/nba- ... index.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/stev ... rs-n178761

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Is this real life?

TheDude
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Surreal. We'll never be the lovable underdogs again.

Clippersfan86
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A NEW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLIPPER NATION GET ON YOUR FEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#Clippers will host a fan festival Mon. Aug 18 at Staples Center at 12:30 p.m. Doors open to the public at noon.

CTB should have a meet there!

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Ballmer: "I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Clipper fans are so amazing."

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Ballmer:"I will be hard core in giving the team,our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court"

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Ballmer: "And we will do whatever necessary to provide our fans and their families with the best game-night experience in the NBA."

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where did you find the info for the fan festival?

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CapsNClips
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YEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!

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http://www.nba.com/clippers/player-stat ... ut-ballmer

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realbull17
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Bye Sterling. wink

JQuick32
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Hardcore! He's pumped!

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Stealth mode.

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Best day in clippers history!!!!

cleepers
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I'll take "lovable champions" all day.

CapsNClips
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Today is awsome.

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Looking forward to the season opener and first playoff game

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YESSSSSSSS!!!! At last.

So has Stirling got any more recourse at all or is it all finally over?

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Silasie wrote:
YESSSSSSSS!!!! At last.

So has Stirling got any more recourse at all or is it all finally over?

cleepers
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Now Silver gets to delay and disrupt court proceedings until old Donny kicks the bucket.

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How funny that I never blinked once that this would never get done. The icing on the cake? It got done on my Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How great is that? The best present a die hard Clippers fan can get. Now I know I'm in the right place...Always been.

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Certainly this is the beginning of a new chapter in Clippers history. With Steve Ballmer at the helm, the franchise will keep improving in so many aspects. It will be very exciting to see.

ClipperDodger1214
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Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, GOODBYE DONALD!!!! What a glorious day for all Clipper fans. This whole saga took years from our lives. Now I can finally breathe and look forward to the future.

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^ We are all in the right place, CLIPPERNATION!!! Ballmer is going to be an amazing owner, also Happy Birthday CJ!

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Hilarious how some people pictured Sterling as sitting in a lair made from a hollowed-out mountain, stroking a cat with a diamond collar and barking orders at an army of minions to destroy the world... when really he's just a confused, hair-dying mark for predatory lawyers, with a wife who finally got sick of his sh*t.

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Thanks, CB23!

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Woohoo!!!! What a great day and new beginning for Clipper Nation!

Thank you, V. Stiviano. Bye bye, Donald. And HELLO, Steve Balmer!!!!

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Someone finally paid attention to the man behind the curtain and pulled it open. Just a grumpy old man stuck in his old ways that don't work in today's world.

cleepers
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I wouldn't go that far. She's still a gold-digging skank and I hope Donald has some recourse against her.

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Happy Birthday!

Can't ask for a better gift than that.

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Thanks, Man. So stoked right now.

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p.s. Happy birthday, Joe.

clipperboy24
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Haha that's awesome on CJ's Bday! The true clipper warrior

ClipperDodger1214
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I'd like to tip my cap to you. While many of us, myself included, were panicking that our team was going to be destroyed, you kept all of us calm and set everyone straight. I knew the sale was likely going to go through but some of us just needed to see the Breaking News on SC. Thanks again Joe and Happy Birthday, I can't think of a better B'Day present.

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As you get older (like me,really old) there are some events you will never forget. I remember exactly where I was when I heard John F. Kennedy was killed, when the Challenger blew up, when Magic announced he had HIV, when Princess Diana died, 911, when fire was invented and now the final one, when another shite owner of an LA team is run out of town and a new owner takes the helm.

Mr. Steve,welcome to Clipper NAtion and let's get to the finals to celebrate.

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HERE IS THE PART I LIKE TOO:

The NBA, meanwhile, has filed a counterclaim in federal court against Donald Sterling and the Sterling Family Trust, saying he caused "devastating and incalculable harm" to the league, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The counterclaim was in response to an antitrust lawsuit Donald Sterling filed against the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver in June. According to the Times, the league is seeking to recover damages from Donald Sterling's controversial remarks.

Clipperfn4lf
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How long till Lakers start paying us rent? Hurry up and buy STAPLES Ballmer.

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Thanks to all but this is our day today. Clippersdodger, no harm no foul. We all wanted the same thing in the end, and we got it. CB24, thanks man. We're the vets here along with Cleepers. It's finally paid off for all of us.

I was running around all day and the first chance I got, I logged on to find out the sale went through. I just smiled and had to come here. lol

JQuick32
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True. Some of us have been fans of this team for so long that it's just force of habit at this point to assume that the other shoe is about to drop. It's a great day to be a Clipper fan, though!

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There is a lesson here, one I'm sure that most of us are well aware of, but it's worth discussing.

I worked with a producer once who had been a very powerful agent and then became a very powerful producer. He took full advantage of his clout and made everyone around him miserable. People really hated him, but had little choice but to deal with him. Then he had some hard times, several of his movies bombed. In no time at all, he was an unnecessary pariah. Normally a few failures doesn't spell the end of a career in Hollywood, but this guy was hated. People were happy he was down and out and nobody returned his phone calls or gave him a shot when he needed help.

That brings us to Donald Sterling and the German word "schadenfreude." It means the pleasure derived from the misfortune of another. I have never seen so many people so genuinely happy to see another man crash and burn. I know that this means new life and new hope for this beleaguered franchise and we are all excited about that, but there is something more going on here. People are genuinely happy to see Sterling's failure. And he certainly thrust his failures upon himself.

Still, it's odd that no one, not a single person, has spoken up on his behalf except his paid lawyers. He is a rich man who had enormous power to do good works, but instead he left a legacy of bitterness and revilement. Even his wife of 50 years betrayed him. Obviously, we are all glad she did, but think about it. What was their marriage about? What was this man about that not even his wife would be at his side when he needed someone.

He is Scrooge without the midnight visitors. He lived his life as a selfish, arrogant prick that none could love and stand by in his time of need. He's still rich and selfish and arrogant, but he's also sad and pathetic. He is destined to die alone with his money. If anyone is holding his hand as he passes it will be for a sense of duty rather than love, greed rather than sorrow.

What a sad legacy for a man who had every opportunity to be great.

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Our Mt Rushmore is complete - Ballmer, Ralph, Cp3, and Blake.

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and doc

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I am so sorry that school unfortunately caused me to miss this great day with you guys , but I am here now. First I want to say Happy Birthday Clipper*Joe. We started out rough ,....

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I don't know how to post the tweet of Jalen Rose he is an a**hole full of negativity towards Shelly Sterling .If Donald is a racist for me he is a racist too full of hatred , damn grow up Jalen!

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worm wrote:
I don't know how to post the tweet of Jalen Rose he is an a**hole full of negativity towards Shelly Sterling .If Donald is a racist for me he is a racist too full of hatred , damn grow up Jalen!

Good find, dude.

Shelly Sterling is going to be heading up a Clippers charity that doles out Ballmer's money to the under-privileged which, in a major city like LA will mean hundreds of millions of dollars going to worthy minority causes... and he has a problem with this why?

This race-baiting piece of sh*t will fall victim to his own V. Stiviano soon enough, and I will be leading the cheers when it happens.

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Dic*wad needs to read before he spouts off. Read as to what Shelly "owns", what she is doing with it, and what becomes of it in 2 freaking years. What a dik**ead.

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"Options"...

A. Take it like a man, enjoy your $2billion and throw those parasites who represent you off the gravy train for good.

B. Let your ego take charge, get sued by the NBA and piss away your family's inheritance on lawyers until you die.

Decisions, decisions...

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Lol, that was a sarcastic thank-you to the gold-digging skank for recording and somehow releasing the tapes that ultimately led to Donald's ouster as Clippers' owner.

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