Steve Ballmer Bids $1.8 Billion for Clippers: Report

Steve Ballmer Clippers Bid
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Former CEO of Microsoft makes offer for NBA team after owner Donald Sterling ousted by league following racist comments

Steve Ballmer, who stepped down as CEO of Microsoft earlier this year, has offered $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers, Forbes reported, citing an anonymous source.

The Clippers are on the block after the NBA imposed a lifetime ban on owner Donald Sterling and is forcing him to sell the team after racist remarks he made became public. Sterling has agreed to let his estranged wife, Shelly, negotiate the sale of the Clippers.

Ballmer, who has a reported net worth of $20 billion, is among several bidders for the Clippers and Shelly Sterling has received offers of between $1 billion and $2 billion, according to Forbes.

SEE ALSO: Donald Sterling Melts Down in Anderson Cooper Interview

Donald Sterling bought the Clippers in 1981 for $12.5 million. The NBA filed charges to terminate Sterling’s ownership of the Clippers last week, and a hearing is set for June 3 at which the league’s board of governors are set to a vote on whether to oust Sterling.

Former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons has been appointed interim CEO of the Clippers.

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  1. Fre says:

    First… it’s not worth that much.
    Second… The NBA claims their image is damaged so they strip Sterling of his property.

    Yet, Ron Artest can jump in the stands and ‘punch a fan’ other players can as well, a big fight breaks out and almost a Riot ensues.
    However he and the other players are only fined and suspended.

    Hmmm….. jumping into the stands.. punching fans.. near riot breaks out, legal charges are filed yet… they all still play.

    The other guy says some terrible things in the privacy of his own domain, secretly recorded and Sold for profit by someone yet… he’s forced to sell his property.

    Wow.

    Hey Silver…. how bout if we were to release a few ‘party nights’ of audio, maybe some video.
    You gonna step down?

    Yea… thought so.
    Beware of the speak and thought police. They may take you down next.

  2. mutasian says:

    yao ming and friends should come in with a nice bid as well.

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