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NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

This “Relentless” Clippers Video Will Get You Jacked For The 2014-15 Season

Steve Ballmer, Clippers Fans

We’ve always been suckers for a good hype video. This year’s Clippers team has a new owner, a coach and GM under a new long-term deal, and they’re dreaming of a Larry O’Brien trophy in their not-too-distant future. After suffering the ignominy of working for Donald Sterling, and after the painful, drawn-out process leading to his decades-late exit, a supercharged former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, is now sitting at the top of the Clippers’ hierarchy. Their new ad compaign launching tonight, like their new owner, should enliven even the most detached NBA fans. Read More »

Smack / Sep 26, 2014 / 10:30 am

Owner Steve Ballmer Wants Clippers To Ditch Apple

Steve Ballmer

When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Clippers for a record $2 billion, the sale was still shrouded by the then-ongoing Donald Sterling fiasco. Once the sale was made final, though, the media turned towards the new owner. In an interview with Reuters, Ballmer made it clear, there will be no iPad’s for his coaching staff. Read More »

NBA / Aug 27, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Doc Rivers Agrees To New Five-Year, $50 Million Contract With Clippers

Doc Rivers, Steve Ballmer

Apparently $21 million over three years wasn’t enough for Doc Rivers. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer thought so, too. Rivers has agreed to a five-year contract worth in excess of $10 million annually to remain with the Clippers through the 2018-2019 season, reports say. Read More »

Video / Aug 18, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch New Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Get Psyched At Team Rally

Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer (photo. Jovan Buha Instagram)

We’re all extremely excited about Steve Ballmer replacing the despicable Donald Sterling as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. After this video of Ballmer getting psyched at the Clippers Fan Festival surfaced, though, it’s safe to say no one is more thrilled at the change in ownership than he is. Read More »

High School / Aug 18, 2014 / 11:45 am

Steve Ballmer’s Controversial “Ownership” Of High School Team

Clippers Fans

After a lengthy and drawn out process, Steve Ballmer — the former Microsoft CEO — is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. It turns out he has a bit of experience as the owner of a team already, as details have emerged about his involvement with the high school basketball team where his three sons play. Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Shelly Sterling Given Title “Clippers No. 1 Fan” For Life

Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling

Earlier today came the announcement former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had officially inherited ownership of the Clippers. Now comes word the estranged wife Donald Sterling and the careholder of the Clippers during the bidding process Ballmer eventually won, Shelly Sterling, will have a hand in the new franchise and will even get the designation, “Clippers’ Number 1 Fan.” Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2014 / 1:45 pm

League Announces Official Sale Of Clippers To Steve Ballmer

Donald Sterling Protest

Donald Sterling’s reign of bigotry, embarrassment, and wide-ranging ineptitude as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is finally, officially over. The NBA announced today that the pending sale of the franchise to Steve Ballmer has been finalized. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 29, 2014 / 11:30 am

Judge Rules For Shelly Sterling, Paving Path For Clippers Sale To Ballmer

Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling

Yesterday the judge awarded Shelly Sterling a resounding win in her probate trail with estranged husband Donald Sterling. The decision will allow the record $2 billion sale of the Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to be completed. More importantly to basketball fans, we’ll now avoid the threat of a boycott by members of the Clippers and their coaching staff when training camp’s open in the fall. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 10:15 am

Chris Paul Likely To Boycott If Donald Sterling Remains In Charge

Chris Paul, Doc Rivers

Despite the NBA’s lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the sale of the team by wife, Shelly Sterling, has been put on hold while a probate trial commences to determine whether Shelly acted properly in selling the team without his consent. Much like Clippers coach Doc Rivers threatening to leave if the team still remains run by Sterling when the season starts, star point guard Chris Paul has issued his own ultimatum to the league, where he mentioned to ESPN he — and some of his big-name teammates — will be sitting out if the issue hasn’t been cleared up by the start of training camp in October. Read More »

NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 9:00 pm

Report: Sterling, Ballmer Have “Friendly Conversation”

Shelly Sterling, Donald Sterling

Despite a five-week offseason that’s already been more exciting and financially fruitful than any in recent memory, the black cloud of Donald Sterling still hangs over the NBA landscape. The disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner has been legally fighting Steve Ballmer’s pending $2 billion purchase of the team since since his wife, Shelley Sterling, agreed to the sale in late May. However, ESPN reports that Sterling and Ballmer had a “friendly conversation” earlier today, a welcome development in an ugly situation that will hopefully lead to Sterling finally acquiescing to the league’s rulings. Read More »