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    Default 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

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    David Geffen and his groups offer was second at $1.6 billion.

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    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.

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    Sports is a multi billion dollar industry. It creates many jobs.

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    This Dumb basketball team has nothing to do with Apple Products slow news day today folks .

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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