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  • Ballmer, Jobs Battle for Control of the L.A. Clippers


    It's been a long time since we've seen Microsoft and Apple battle like this. And, this time, Microsoft is the clear and decisive winner.

    Of course, we're not talking about technology or even the companies in a formal capacity. But two business leaders and philanthropists closely associated with their respective companies both stepped up recently in a bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers.

    "The sale of the Clippers continued on its bizarre journey late Thursday night when representatives of co-owner Shelly Sterling sent out a media release that the Sterling family trust has agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion," the L.A. Times reported this morning.

    Ballmer, of course, is the former longtime CEO of Microsoft. And in his quest to control the Clippers, we're told Ballmer outbid Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.

    Although it's unclear just how many parties were involved in battle for ownership of the Clippers following the racist rants by former Clippers owner Donald Sterling, it looks like Ballmer and Jobs were the two top contenders for new owners all along.

    Source: LA Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ballmer, Jobs Battle for Control of the L.A. Clippers started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      David Geffen and his groups offer was second at $1.6 billion.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Imagine how many jobs could be created, people fed, and illnesses taken care of with 2 billion dollars instead of wasting it on something as useless as sports.
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Sports is a multi billion dollar industry. It creates many jobs.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      This Dumb basketball team has nothing to do with Apple Products slow news day today folks .
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      This Dumb basketball team has nothing to do with Apple Products slow news day today folks .
      That's why they used the last name jobs to validate the article.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Imagine how many jobs could be created, people fed, and illnesses taken care of with 2 billion dollars instead of wasting it on something as useless as sports.
      I couldn't agree with you more.
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      Imagine how many jobs could be created, people fed, and illnesses taken care of with 2 billion dollars instead of wasting it on something as useless as sports.
      This may be the most ignorant statement I've read in a long time.
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptors View Post
      This may be the most ignorant statement I've read in a long time.
      I couldn't agree with you more.