IT'S OFFICIAL! Ballmer Takes Ownership of Clippers (P. 2)

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MrHill
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As a long-time fan, I'm glad this day finally came. While I'm not a big fan of Shelley Sterling sticking around in some way, she won't have anything to do with the day-to-day operations, so it'll be a non-factor anyway. While I understand Sam's point above, I'm still of the belief that Adam Silver laying the hammer down on Donald was more to do with all the other past transgressions, and that the tapes with the mistress with the final straw (especially given what was said). I also still believe that if David Stern was still in charge, I don't think he would have done anything to Donald Sterling (especially when Sterling did far worse in the past, and went unpunished). Yeah, the Players' Union and loss of sponsorships pretty much forced the issue on Silver to do something (and he acted swiftly), but we all know that Stern's arrogance would have been a bit of roadblock.

That said, congrats to the organization, and to all of the fellow fans--this franchise has taken major steps over the last five-six years to get where we are today, and we're still on the path of building a championship contender. Most importantly, we got over the biggest hurdle of all--Donald Tokowitz Sterling.

Monday should be hell of a scene at Staples at the fan rally.

JahvonTheClip
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She doesn't have any percentage right?

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JahvonTheClip wrote:

She doesn't have any percentage right?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I understand it, 10% of the proceeds of the sale are to set up a charitable foundation which Shelly will administer. I guess technically, the sale price is $1.8billion for the actual franchise plus $200million to give Shelly something to do with her time that is still 'connected' with the Clips and something to brag about at parties that makes her look like a philanthropist.

EDIT: Scratch that... it was taken out of the contract.

Suck my balls, Jalen Rose.

Clippersfan86
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http://www.nba.com/clippers/steve-ballmer-qa

Clippersfan86
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Happy bday Joe! May we all celebrate together on this glorious day!

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http://www.nba.com/clippers/steve-ballmer-qa
A snippet from the above link: Ballmer defended the amount of his bid in the interview with Shelburne. "Lots of people run lots of numbers," he said. "I feel like I paid a price I'm excited about. It obviously was a price that was negotiated, and I feel very good about it. It's not a cheap price, but when you're used to looking at tech companies with huge risk, no earnings and huge multiples, this doesn't look like the craziest thing I've ever acquired. It's my own personal money, and you're just as careful with your own money as you are....

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Clippersfan86
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http://www.ocregister.com/articles/clip ... steve.html

Ballmer's letter to fans.

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I am absolutely ecstatic! but does this mean Jamal Crawford will retire a clipper lol.. I'm just kidding! BALLMER NATION!

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I Want a Ballmer Jersey with a 2B on it lol as his numbers

Clippersfan86
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Clippers number one Twitter trend right now at 1:40 AM PST.

clipfan63
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It's already settled and that crazy old toad still refuses to give up.He's just removing all doubt about his mental incapacitation.This man is devoid of any dignity.Well I say goodbye and good riddence!

tense2
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Appeals court rejects Sterlings shot to block sale. The Fat Lady has sung her tune. Bye-bye The Donald.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow ... story.html

JQuick32
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Finally OVER!!!!!

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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This is a dream come true. Steve Helmets not only started a new era, but a new empire. Yes, an empire.

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I choose to believe that the appeal judge gave Donald the full-on Dikembe Mutombo finger-wag as he snuffed out his last hope of retaining the team.

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Attention Whore Darrell is now butthurt about Shelly calling herself the "#1 Fan" and madly retweeting anything negative about it. Can he please just drop the act and switch to the Lakers already like we all know he wants to do?

MrHill
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I saw the video on FoxSports.com, and he and the old lady both need to go away. Seriously, who gives a rat's ass about a front-running attention whore and an elderly woman whose husband is arguably the most hated sports figure in history. Hell, if anybody is a Number One Fan, it's us long-suffering fans who had to suffer through literally a generation-plus of mismanagement in more ways than one.

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If everybody who attends games were the type of "#1 fan" that Darrell and Shelly are, there would BE no Clippers.

When was the last time either of them paid for a ticket?

SteveBaller
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Plenty of people here deserve VIP access, free tickets, and free parking more than Shelly. What a joke. I'm sure Ballmer was willing to bend over backwards to seal the deal as demonstrated by the $2B offer. It's shameful that Shelly would even have the nerve to ask for any of these concessions.

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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Shelly being the "#1 fan" is an insult to all of us. Great job "building" a world class organization. Only took you 30 years. Free tickets, free parking, VIP, etc. We have to drop 300 for shitty seats, and nearly 20 for I beer and nachos. Oh well, at least Donald is gone.

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Spencer Hawes nominated Steve Ballmer for the Ice Bucket Challenege. http://instagram.com/p/rtMfR9mAsr/

I think he'll do it too hahaha

Clippersfan86
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http://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires/latest/aya/Kh4aAq

Click Ballmer. Interesting breakdown. 5 star confidence.

ClipperKyle32
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I love this haha

huitzclip
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exactly! I've been a fan since manning Norman days

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