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  • Ballmer Not Playing Ball with Apple Products as New Clippers Boss


    In a new interview with Reuters this week, former Microsoft boss and new L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is making one thing clear -- his allegiance to Microsoft remains even though his tenure with the tech giant has now ended.

    In recent months, Ballmer invested a hearty $2 billion for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. And with a financial commitment that large, you can count on the man getting his team to use the mobile devices of his choice.

    "Most of the Clippers are on Windows, some of the players and coaches are not," Ballmer is quoted. "And Doc [Rivers] kind of knows thatís a project. It's one of the first things he said to me: 'We are probably going to get rid of these iPads, arenít we?' And I said, 'Yeah, we probably are.' But I promised we would do it during the off season."

    Although there's no hard data to back this up, most industry watchers believe that the majority of professional sports teams current use more iOS devices than Android devices, let alone Windows phones and tablets.

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Ballmer Not Playing Ball with Apple Products as New Clippers Boss started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      I know he's an ex-Windows exec and all, but really? How can he legally require his players to use different devices than they want? I can see him being able to require it for team use, but is it legal to require things for personal use?
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      because that's how you build a championship team -- spend time thinking about what kind of phone/OS they use. brilliant.
    1. Thai702's Avatar
      Thai702 -
      Get your sweaty/stinky *** out of here..
    1. necktweaker's Avatar
      necktweaker -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
      I know he's an ex-Windows exec and all, but really? How can he legally require his players to use different devices than they want?
      I think he was talking more about the team-issued tablets that most sports teams now use so that players can view game tape anywhere. There would be no way for him to mandate that his players switch all of their personal devices to windows devices.
    1. mainc21's Avatar
      mainc21 -
      If someone was paying me to switch, I wouldn't have a problem with it lol. It's like being sponsored. Pay me millions of dollars to switch and I would gladly. I don't think most people would object to that.
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mainc21 View Post
      If someone was paying me to switch, I wouldn't have a problem with it lol. It's like being sponsored. Pay me millions of dollars to switch and I would gladly. I don't think most people would object to that.
      You come that cheap?
    1. anmiller07's Avatar
      anmiller07 -
      Is his shirt designed that way or is he really sweaty? Wtf?
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by anmiller07 View Post
      Is his shirt designed that way or is he really sweaty? Wtf?
      I thought the same thing lol
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      Nice shirt...
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      The guy made his money from MicroSoft.
      I would think the guy would be loyal to the company he worked for, hell even consider MS indirectly bought Clippers.

      I am sure he have lots of friends in MS to help him get what he needs in hardware and software. Doc will either not notice much on transition or possibly say why didn't we change earlier.
    1. Al226's Avatar
      Al226 -
      Quote Originally Posted by anmiller07 View Post
      is his shirt designed that way or is he really sweaty? Wtf?
      lol!!
    1. pulsecub's Avatar
      pulsecub -
      Nice little cheap-shot there, Essany... Can't find a non-insulting photo to use? Or is that just your immature way of dealing with what you think of as an Apple sleight?

      Last time I checked, "bloggers" were journalists, and journalists -- good ones, anyway -- are not supposed to show bias in their content unless they're writing an editorial.

      And people wonder why comments in blogs are full of trolls? With "editorial" examples and permission like this, it should be no wonder at all!

      Shame on you, and everyone on the editorial staff for using this photo in reporting a news item.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by pulsecub View Post

      Last time I checked, "bloggers" were journalists, and journalists -- good ones, anyway -- are not supposed to show bias in their content unless they're writing an editorial.
      Bloggers are not journalists, and you're not an idiot - you shouldn't come her for your Windows news.

      Also, even prize-winning journalists are biased. It all comes down to this: if you want the truth then always check multiple sources!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Makes sense that he is staying loyal to his roots..hard to find people like that these days. I believe from what i have read that Steve is talking about 'team devices' not personal devices. I don't see anything wrong with that at all. The NFL uses SurfacePro's, I see them on every sideline of every team. Does that mean that these guys don't own an iPad or iPhone...NO.