Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is one of the richest men in the United States, with an estimated net worth north of $27 billion. He was one of the very first Microsoft employees, and he worked as the company’s CEO for 14 years before stepping down and buying the Clippers in 2014. As an ultra-rich, recently retired guy…
The past few years have seen an increase in attention paid to the only women who are a visible part of men’s professional sports: cheerleaders and dancers. But this visibility is less for the work that they do as much as for how little they’re compensated for that work; being a cheerleader for an NFL team or a dancer…
The Los Angeles Clippers unveiled a new mascot during halftime of their game against the Nets, and for some reason they went with a condor that looks suspiciously like a toucan. Vince Staples, your thoughts?
Who’s excited? Clippers owner and perpetually enthusiastic oligarch Steve Ballmer, that’s who. He has reason to be, given his team’s outstanding effort against the Spurs tonight, but his orgasmic faces deserve an extra-special, extra-slow examination.
Fergie performed between quarters of the Clippers-Lakers game at Staples Center tonight. Clips owner Steve Ballmer, uh ... enjoyed it? I think that's what he's doing, here? Enjoying? That or just straight-up raging out. I can't really tell.
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer was doing his Steve Ballmer thing throughout his team's home opener, but the highlight of his hootin' and hollerin' came right after the final whistle, when Ballmer wielded his daddish intensity (dadtensity) to embarrass and frighten his son, as all good dads know how to do.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Clippers released a new hype video to start the new season. The message: Buy tickets and come to our games, because Donald Sterling doesn't own the team anymore!
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is the subject of Bloomberg Businessweek's latest cover story, and oh my God, what in the hell is going on with this cover?
New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is a Microsoft loyalist who joined the company in 1980 as its 30th employee. He's so loyal that he refuses to use anything created by Apple—he does not like Apple, man—and now it appears his personal policy is becoming his team's.
Donald Sterling's son-in-law Eric Miller left the Clippers this summer, new owner Steve Ballmer told the LA Times Wednesday. Miller was the team's Director of Basketball Administration last season, one of the more senior members of the Doc Rivers-helmed Basketball Operations department. Ballmer said that Miller was…
Steve Ballmer, who just bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion and is also that guy who screamed "DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!" at a conference one time, greeted Clippers fans at a fan festival today. He spent a good portion of his speech screaming like a crazy person, obviously.
The Seattle Times has a piece out today detailing incoming Clippers owner Steve Ballmer's foray into the shady world of high school prep sports and the wealthy parents living vicariously through their kids. Ballmer's son's basketball team at Lakeside School in Seattle sucked, and he wanted to make it un-suck. So he…
Thanks to Donald Sterling's ongoing legal battles, ESPN was able to get its hands on something called a "bid book," a report prepared for the Sterlings by Bank of America that details the Clippers' financials as well as what kind of bids the Sterlings should have expected from prospective buyers. There's a lot to be…
When Donald Sterling dissolved the Sterling Family Trust, the entity that ran the Clippers, he was trying to prevent the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer. It's pretty simple: if the trust did not exist, it couldn't sell anything to anyone. Only, it might not be that simple. According to testimony from Darren Schield,…
No one is saying Steve Ballmer intends to move the Clippers to Seattle. Ballmer specifically said he won't. Still, it's certainly notable that the term sheet Ballmer signed when agreeing to purchase the team does not contain any language committing him to keep the team in Los Angeles.
Donald Sterling's attorney, Maxwell Blecher, says that Donald Sterling has withdrawn his support for the $2 billion sale to Steve Ballmer. Blecher further states he's been instructed to proceed with a $1 billion federal suit against the NBA.
It looks more or less settled that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be the next owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. That's fantastic news! Here's what you need to know about LA's sweaty new sports fixture.
According to TMZ's sources, Steve Ballmer's $2 billion offer is not only coming solely from him (no ownership group or partners), but in straight cash, homey. When you're rich, you don't write checks.