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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

samzenpus posted about 4 months ago | from the big-wallet dept.

The Almighty Buck 270

DroidJason1 (3589319) writes "Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has purchased the LA Clippers for a whopping $2 billion, also setting a new record price for an NBA team. This deal is apparently tentative until Donald Sterling gives his blessing. Twenty-nine other NBA owners need to offer their approval as well, but that shouldn't be a problem as long as Ballmer reaffirms his commitment of keeping the Clippers in Los Angeles. Interestingly, Donald Sterling had purchased the team back in June of 1981 for $12.5 million." We talked about this earlier in the week when rumors of the purchase started circulating.

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What a punishment (5, Insightful)

ClownPenis (1315157) | about 4 months ago | (#47125099)

Poor racist bastard. We showed him!

Re:What a punishment (5, Funny)

fizzer06 (1500649) | about 4 months ago | (#47125117)

Most hated man in America buys team from the second most hated man.

Re:What a punishment (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125237)

The report is not accurate ... a deal has not yet been made.

Re:What a punishment (2, Interesting)

vanyel (28049) | about 4 months ago | (#47125445)

This is actually the sort of thing I was afraid was going to happen, sending a message that it's very profitable to be a bigot.

Re:What a punishment (3, Insightful)

blueturffan (867705) | about 4 months ago | (#47126013)

No, it sends the message that it's very profitable to own a professional sports franchise.

Re:What a punishment (4, Insightful)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about 4 months ago | (#47125665)

Steve Ballmer has purchased the LA Clippers for a whopping $2 billion ... This deal is apparently tentative

So, in other words, he has *not* purchased the Clippers (yet).

Re:What a punishment (4, Funny)

LifesABeach (234436) | about 4 months ago | (#47125717)

One can only imagine what the chairs at the Staples Center will be thinking.

Re:What a punishment (5, Funny)

rudy_wayne (414635) | about 4 months ago | (#47125199)

Will he rename the teams to the Los Angeles Clippys?

Re:What a punishment (4, Funny)

colinrichardday (768814) | about 4 months ago | (#47125415)

Hey, Blake Griffin! It looks like you're attempting a slam dunk. Would you like some help?

Re:What a punishment (4, Interesting)

Adriax (746043) | about 4 months ago | (#47125693)

I wonder if he bought them for help with his chair throwing? I heard he's having problems with his follow through.

Re:What a punishment (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 4 months ago | (#47126077)

Hey, Blake Griffin! It looks like you're attempting a slam dunk. Would you like some help?

Will Pau Gasol now perform a "high screen of death"?

[Note: you have to know some basic b-ball tactics to get this one.]

Re:What a punishment (1)

cadeon (977561) | about 4 months ago | (#47125517)

It doesn't matter if he renames his team; Slashdot and the rest of the world will rename it for him.

I, for one, welcome our new animated paperclip basketball team.

Re:What a punishment (1)

Ol Olsoc (1175323) | about 4 months ago | (#47125561)

Will he rename the teams to the Los Angeles Clippys?

Whoooooh! That is just too synchronistic.

Well play sir, by the way.

Re:What a punishment (2)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125217)

Dear NBA, if you can punish me like that, I'll take it.

Re:What a punishment (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125257)

Punishment? Last I checked it's still legal to be a racist. He might be an asshole but part of a free society is having assholes be assholes. Get over it already. You can't legislate morality.

Re:What a punishment (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125341)

You can't legislate morality.

Not only you can, you must. What do you think is the penal code? I agree that disagreeable speech must be protected, but that has to do with the immorality of the alternative. I would not like to live in a country ruled by sharia law, for instance. But who decides is the population. Also, do not let those fucking retarded jesus freaks take over your laws.

Re:What a punishment (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125571)

...part of a free society is having assholes be assholes.

Very few people want to live in a world where everyone is free to do whatever they want. There's even a logical contradiction in the idea of total freedom: am I free to restrict your freedom?

Many libertarians like the idea of using "property rights" to restrict freedom (you can't walk across this land because I "own" it, you can't punch me in the face because I "own" it, etc.). Of course, that means that rich people have a greater ability to restrict other people's freedom than poor people.

Another natural restriction on freedom is consequences to others. You can do whatever you want as long as it doesn't hurt other people. Incidentally, voluntary interaction and association are related to that - and form a basis for contract law. And this also leads to the distinction between thought and action. Thoughts don't hurt people but actions can. It's legal to dislike a certain class of people but not necessarily legal to take action against them

Digressing a bit, it's interesting that there are strict laws against discriminating against people (e.g. in employment) on the basis of race - but discriminating against people on the basis of nationality is not only allowed but actually required - even though both race and nationality are overwhelmingly accidents of birth. In a certain sense, foreign is the new black.

Re:What a punishment (1)

RJFerret (1279530) | about 4 months ago | (#47125915)

Who can I upset enough to buy my properties for a hundred and sixty times more than I paid?

Re:What a punishment (1, Insightful)

Anubis IV (1279820) | about 4 months ago | (#47126079)

From Wikipedia:

Sterling acquired the Clippers in 1981 for $12.5 million, and as of 2014, the team is valued at $575 million by Forbes magazine [...]

So, this guy makes incredibly racist remarks, and he gets rewarded by a payout worth nearly 4x the value of his team?

Ballmer should have lowballed the sleaze bag and refused to give him even the amount is was valued at. And that's the least he should've done. Never entering into business with him at all would have been preferable, but Ballmer was never known for having an awareness of how things might be perceived or a sense of what is tasteful.

Re:What a punishment (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47126099)

"Ballmer should have lowballed"

Everyone called him "Monkey Boy" for years. Do you now think he is smart?

News for Nerds? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125103)

Really?

Re:News for Nerds? (1, Insightful)

flatt (513465) | about 4 months ago | (#47125181)

You might be shocked to find out, despite the stereotype, that a large number of nerds are interested in professional sports as well. When an important figure in technology buys a sports team, it is a newsworthy item. Otherwise, feel free to ignore stories that you personally don't find interesting going forward.

Re:News for Nerds? (0)

Ol Olsoc (1175323) | about 4 months ago | (#47125613)

You might be shocked to find out, despite the stereotype, that a large number of nerds are interested in professional sports as well.

And a fair number of us even play - not professionally - but passionately. Ice Hockey in my case.

Re:News for Nerds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125429)

Tech CEO (not really a nerd, but sorta) buys basketball team (full of jocks)...it's every bullied high school nerd's revenge fantasy.

Re:News for Nerds? (1)

just_another_sean (919159) | about 4 months ago | (#47125543)

Yeah but wasn't Ballmer just a jock who had Gates doing his homework for him in exchange for keeping him from getting beat up? Or did I just take Pirates of Silicon Valley way too seriously?

Oh No! (5, Funny)

oldhack (1037484) | about 4 months ago | (#47125133)

Ballmer will be throwing chairs from the courtside now.

Re:Oh No! (1)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | about 4 months ago | (#47125145)

Ballmer will be throwing chairs from the courtside now.

I think you beat about 50,000 Slashdot users to that thread of humor.

Re:Oh No! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125293)

They will post the joke anyway because austists have to autist.

Re:Oh No! (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | about 4 months ago | (#47125397)

50,000 Slashdot users?

Is that in Dogecoin years?

Re:Oh No! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125421)

No. Most of us moved on years ago. Jokes get stale and holding on to animosity of someone we don't know, we'll never meet and has no power over us is just plainly dumb.
 
Grow up or look like a little bitch all your life. The choice is yours.

Re:Oh No! (3, Informative)

mattack2 (1165421) | about 4 months ago | (#47125183)

Bobby Knight beat him to it, long ago.

(Wow.. I couldn't remember his name, and googling "chair throwing coach" found it immediately. We live in a wonderful time.)

Re:Oh No! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125541)

Bobby Knight will be the new head coach. Imagine Knight and Ballmer as tag-team chair throwers.

Re:Oh No! (2)

Jason Levine (196982) | about 4 months ago | (#47125683)

They can have one of those fan contests where a fan goes onto the court and tries to do something to win a prize. Only instead of taking a shot from half court, they'll need to throw more chairs than Ballmer or Knight.

Instead of a new TV I guess (4, Insightful)

fey000 (1374173) | about 4 months ago | (#47125165)

I like how one of the worst CEO's of all time still makes enough money to go on a $2 billion shopping spree.
At my job, I only get a bonus when I perform above expectations...

Instead of a new TV I guess (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125193)

Maybe he did.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125233)

At my job, the only time I get a bonus is when I bend over.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125339)

you spelled boner wrong

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125247)

I like how you ignore the fac that he was the 30th employee of and owned an 8% stake in one of the largest and most successful companies ever. Idiot.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (2)

freeze128 (544774) | about 4 months ago | (#47125349)

He is the former CEO of a company that was formerly one of the most successful. Slashdot doesn't seem to have a sports category, so I guess that's why it's listed under "The Almighty Dollar". Even if it did, I wouldn't want to read it. This is the kind of story that is fine to be left to mainstream news outlets.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (1)

evilviper (135110) | about 4 months ago | (#47126061)

This is the kind of story that is fine to be left to mainstream news outlets.

Meh, it's an okay story for /. AS LONG AS we don't get 5,000 follow-up stories, several per week, about what mundane thing Balmer and the Clippers happen to be doing... Ala Steve Jobs/Apple, Elon Musk/Tesla/SpaceX, the latest mundane global warming paper, and many, many others.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (3, Informative)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | about 4 months ago | (#47125291)

He wasn't a CEO as much as he was a co-founder of one of the biggest Tech Goldmines ever.
So yeah, for him spending 2 Billion on a sports team is like you and I going out and buying a new Porsche.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (1)

sootman (158191) | about 4 months ago | (#47126065)

Forbes says his net worth is $20 billion, [forbes.com] so $2 billion is actually as good-sized chunk of that.

Now he's as poor as Michael Dell. [forbes.com]

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (2)

Paradise Pete (33184) | about 4 months ago | (#47126095)

Now he's as poor as Michael Dell.

So you are valuing the Clippers at $0?

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125295)

Worst CEO by what measure? He grew MS at consistent and above industry average rate during his stint as CEO, increased profit margin, market share and diversified their product range. He seems to have been one of the most successfull CEO's of the last decade. don't confuse your hatred of him and the MS shareprice with how he has gone as CEO. By all realistic measures he has been wildly successful

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (5, Informative)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | about 4 months ago | (#47125741)

Just as long as you don't compare his performance to that of Apple, Google, or Facebook and completely ignore the failures in the longhorn, vista, windows Mobile, windows tablet, MS hailstorm, MSN Live, Bing, windows RT, Surface, Windows 8 and the decline of the PC form factor. Then yeah, he did great.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125805)

or to reverse it he did bad as long as you ignore, cloud, office, visual studio, .NET, windows server, office, dynamics, exchange, hyper-V, enterprise marketshare, sharepoint, SQL Server, Active Directory, Surface pro 2 and 3, Xbox, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, windows marketshare and the companies financial position.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125975)

and powershell, office, Windows Vista SP2, office, and office.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (1)

Your.Master (1088569) | about 4 months ago | (#47126101)

MS share price is a valid measure, though not the only one.

I don't blame him for 2001 or a short time after. However his tenure was flat for a *very* long time, during which several notable competitors outperformed him by a lot.

I think people are a little hard on Ballmer sometimes, but there are lots of realistic measures where he's not wildly successful. And frankly, you pay CEOs what they get paid expecting wild success (Ballmer did request a relatively low salary as major CEOs go, with cash well-under a million and about 1.3 million in total compensation, cite: http://www.cnbc.com/id/1010870... [cnbc.com] ), probably in part because he already had a shit-tonne of MS stock and was a billionaire so money could not possibly motivate him in the same sense that it motivates people who live on their salaries. He'd have received hundreds of times more than his total compensation *purely in dividends from MSFT stock*. A quick back-of-the envelope calculation is about 300x more.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125385)

He could literally buy an entire 3rd world nation of slaves with that, just to spite everyone.

Re:Instead of a new TV I guess (4, Insightful)

bloodhawk (813939) | about 4 months ago | (#47125435)

Worst CEO of all time? geez most CEO's would give their right arm to be half as successful as he has been since he became CEO. Profits, revenue and sales all increased under him year on year with very good growth across the board while not allowing costs to blow out. Yes he had plenty of failures but from a business standpoint he has actually been a massive success for them with his successes far outweighing the failures, could he have been more successful with a few smarter choices, SURE, but very few CEO's have outperformed him over the past decade or so.

I think I speak for a lot of people (0)

NotSoHeavyD3 (1400425) | about 4 months ago | (#47125175)

when I say "If this the guy that ends up with the Clippers I would have preferred if they left it with the racist."

Re:I think I speak for a lot of people (0)

NotSoHeavyD3 (1400425) | about 4 months ago | (#47125185)

Damn I really should double check it "If this is the guy that ends up with the Clippers I would have preferred if they left it with the racist."

Re:I think I speak for a lot of people (1)

fermion (181285) | about 4 months ago | (#47125537)

I think it will make the game very exciting. Seeing chairs thrown every time the refs makes a controversial call will maximize attendance.

Even better (1)

NotSoHeavyD3 (1400425) | about 4 months ago | (#47125631)

Watching him hop up and down court-side like a rabbit on crack because the Clippers just scored.

Steve is channeling his inner Cuban (1)

rmdingler (1955220) | about 4 months ago | (#47125197)

Nowadays, a complete collection of pristine antique automobiles and two Gulfstreams aren't enough to get Billionaire-level respect.

How many pro teams you own, bro?

Re:Steve is channeling his inner Cuban (1)

confused one (671304) | about 4 months ago | (#47125603)

my yacht is bigger than your yacht...

Re:Steve is channeling his inner Cuban (1)

jd2112 (1535857) | about 4 months ago | (#47125643)

my yacht is bigger than your yacht...

Translation: Your penis is bigger than my penis...

What do the Clippers need? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125211)

Rebounders! Rebounders! Rebounders! Rebounders! Rebounders!

(or maybe Scorers! Scorers! Scorers! Scorers! Scorers!)

How appropriate (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125215)

Let the chair throwing begin!

Seattle guy wants to be invited at LA parties (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125235)

n/t

Wow that much money? (3, Insightful)

linuxguy (98493) | about 4 months ago | (#47125267)

One has to wonder if Donald Sterling would have received this much money for his team without a scandal? It appears to me that he greatly profited from the scandal.

Re:Wow that much money? (1)

rhsanborn (773855) | about 4 months ago | (#47125659)

We just need a political angle and maybe we can get Glenn Beck to "ask some questions"...

Re:Wow that much money? (3, Interesting)

quantaman (517394) | about 4 months ago | (#47125823)

One has to wonder if Donald Sterling would have received this much money for his team without a scandal? It appears to me that he greatly profited from the scandal.

Without the scandal it wouldn't have been sold until after his death.

Almost certainly the scandal would have depressed the price if it changed it at all, I don't see how it made the Clippers more valuable. The longer Sterling held onto the Clippers the more they became associated with racism and the more the brand was damaged. Sterling had to sell quick and that meant the pool of potential buyers were whomever could scrape the cash on short notice. I don't expect it made a big dent in the final price but it probably depressed it a bit.

Next Steps (5, Funny)

bobstreo (1320787) | about 4 months ago | (#47125275)

Outsource players to Indian H1B visa holders.

Force cross licensing with beer and food vendors.

Require ticket upgrades before you are admitted, no matter how much you paid.

Seasons will only be good in odd years.

Any televised games will require DirectX support.

Re:Next Steps (2, Funny)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | about 4 months ago | (#47125413)

No, he's going to Nokia it:

Bring Steve Elop in to run the team into the ground.

Keep the Clippers Intellectual Property and Patents and Stuff.

Profit!

rid of Ballmer (2)

globaljustin (574257) | about 4 months ago | (#47125323)

at least we in the tech industry can be thankful that the NBA & LA community will now have to put up with Ballmer's antics

what if it was the reverse?

successful athletes, coaches, and celebrities bought up startups with their big spending...

can you imagine a consortium of Oprah, Magic Johnson, and some Goldman/Sach's types buying facebook.com from Zuck & Co when it was still valued in the low millions before they got on their IPO track w/ Theil?

Re:rid of Ballmer (1)

quantaman (517394) | about 4 months ago | (#47125861)

at least we in the tech industry can be thankful that the NBA & LA community will now have to put up with Ballmer's antics

what if it was the reverse?

successful athletes, coaches, and celebrities bought up startups with their big spending...

can you imagine a consortium of Oprah, Magic Johnson, and some Goldman/Sach's types buying facebook.com from Zuck & Co when it was still valued in the low millions before they got on their IPO track w/ Theil?

It probably wouldn't work.

Owning a sports franchise is basically a vanity project. Hire a GM to handle the drafts, trades, and contracts, other folks to handle the marketing, then you basically get to be a super fan who has a legit stake in the team. You don't need to evaluate whether your basketball team should open up a hockey team as well, or if you should only start four players to save on costs. You don't even really need to make money because you're a fan and doing it for fun.

Owning a company is something else entirely, mergers, product lines, etc. You can buy stock and own some in a non-decision making capacity, but to have any input you need a lot more business skills than you would for a franchise.

Consider the source (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125327)

When HASN'T MS (ET AL.) overpaid HUGELY?

This might be good for the team (5, Funny)

MiniMike (234881) | about 4 months ago | (#47125337)

Their hang time should increase dramatically...

Re:This might be good for the team (1)

Frosty Piss (770223) | about 4 months ago | (#47125857)

They will change the color of their uniforms to a navy blue color, the team logo and player names will be cryptic...

Meet the new boss... (1)

frank_adrian314159 (469671) | about 4 months ago | (#47125343)

Just as incompetent as the old boss.

Re:Meet the new boss... (1)

mjwx (966435) | about 4 months ago | (#47125523)

Just as incompetent as the old boss.

I think I've seen this movie, didn't Whoopi Goldberg become coach?

Players do the same. (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125375)

I suppose Sterling has cut a loathsome figure, but how many players do the same? Do you think if a survey was made of social media and other outlets, that one could easily find instances of players making racist comments, using foul language, and paying for lurid PDA encounters with every flavor of the week? Just seems like if equal protection were to be applied, then lots of players would be paying fines, being banned, and losing rings and trophies.

keep in Los Angeles? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125389)

When Donald Stirling bought the Clippers they were in San Diego, why would a new owner keep them in a borrowed market?

Dribblers! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125395)

Dribblers! Dribblers! Dribblers! Dribblers! Dribblers! Dribblers!

Yet another mistake by Steve.

Ballmer's speech to the team (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125423)

CONFERENCE FINALS!

Conference Finals!
Conference Finals!
Conference Finals!
Conference Finals!
Conference Finals!

Re:Ballmer's speech to the team (1)

binarylarry (1338699) | about 4 months ago | (#47125501)

Now with Reversi, YES REVERSI!

Ballmer and Allen (1)

colinrichardday (768814) | about 4 months ago | (#47125439)

What happens when the Clippers play the Trailblazers?

Free speech (1)

nurb432 (527695) | about 4 months ago | (#47125509)

Takes a hit. I may not agree with that the guy said, but i would still fight for his right to say it.

( yes, i know you are not guaranteed free speech in a private organization, but any org that doesn't honor those concepts as a core value should not be an organization that you give your money too )

Re:Free speech (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125783)

Really? I disagree. Stop using your computer now! unless you want to support my intolerant views! Also don't buy anything with wheat, eggs, dairy, soy, salt, or pork in it. Don't cook your food with gas. And stay away from fruit and vegetables from this hemisphere ( including organics, gmo free, and those raised in your own garden). Also, Living any where north of miami, FL is sketchy. Sorry, my company profits from these sources of revenue, but doesn't tolerate racism.

Re:Free speech (1)

radarskiy (2874255) | about 4 months ago | (#47126045)

He did get his free speech. No one stopped him from saying anything.

Also, the rest of the NBA chose to exercise their free speech by disassociating from him under the terms of the franchise that he *voluntarily* agreed to. Why do you hate contracts?

Waiting (1)

hduff (570443) | about 4 months ago | (#47125519)

Waiting for the inevitable reboot of the franchise.

Dating myself here but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125525)

Deballplayers! deballplayers! Deballplayers! Deballplaye....

BSOD (1)

Snufu (1049644) | about 4 months ago | (#47125529)

Blue Screen-and-roll of Death

This is the year of (1)

Snufu (1049644) | about 4 months ago | (#47125533)

Linux basketball.

This isn't a sale (1)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about 4 months ago | (#47125563)

This is an *offer*. I had a feeling that Sterling was trying to negotiate in the press when he pointed out he's been offered as much as $2.5B (probably a lie). I don't think he's as dead set against the sale as he says. We'll see that when he gets the price he was asking for.

Taking John Hodgman seriously? (1)

matbury (3458347) | about 4 months ago | (#47125609)

Looks like Steve Ballmer saw John Hodgman's arguments for buying the LA Clippers and took him seriously: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... [youtube.com] Now Ballmer can have his very own herd of humans.

Re:Taking John Hodgman seriously? (1)

matbury (3458347) | about 4 months ago | (#47125617)

If your IP address if favoured by our media overlords, there's a better quality version of the video here: http://www.nerdist.com/2014/05... [nerdist.com]

the key to winning (1)

slashmydots (2189826) | about 4 months ago | (#47125655)

The key to winning every game is DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS, DEVELOPERS! Which apparently Slashdot thinks is too many capital letters but Steve Ballmer does not.

Stupid in life == stupid in life (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125729)

These people rode on the coattails of smart successful people. That they make stupid decisions is actually understandable. Rock-on you rich motherfuckers. 'MERICA!!!!! Fuck the weak and poor!!! Fuck them in to the GROUND because I'm a dumbass sheep that makes bank by following the status quo!!!!

Re:Stupid in life == stupid in life (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125819)

What? You spend all your time playing basketball and don't know how to wear a pair of pants???

Another perspective (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125739)

One Jew sells to another. They do keep it in the family. Never sell to the Goy, they say.

Immediate change in the ball shape. (2)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | about 4 months ago | (#47125767)

Steve Ballmer is going to push for change in the shape of the ball. It should not be a sphere, but more like a chair or something. Something easier to throw.

This IS Great ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47125967)

I'll buy tickets just to see Steve throw his chair onto the court floor and run down to stairs to beat the shit out the ref !

YeeOuza !

Dat du wa uhu uhu we likz it uhu uhu !

Love the local newsreaders (1)

Snotnose (212196) | about 4 months ago | (#47126001)

Watching the news tonight the anchor said he offered 1.8 million. I kept watching for her to realize she blew it. Nothing. I backed it up and rewatched it, she definately said million, not billion. News today really sucks :(

Everybody bow down to the jews (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47126051)

If a goyem had made the racist remarks; and the jews were in a position to buy the team up, they would have all rallied together and come up with a highest bid of $1. Then they would have divided the team and profits up amongst themselve. But the magnanimous goyem being aweshucks retarded paid a ridiculous amount of money to continue to fund the scholarshships for the jewsish elite. Dam non-jews are stupid. No wonder jews are kicking goyem asses all around the world. But I guess they get what they deserve. Stupidity will always be punished.

the fun will continue (1)

sribe (304414) | about 4 months ago | (#47126059)

Yesterday Sterling said he would sell the team voluntarily. Today Sterling says he opposes the sale and will sue. Tomorrow he will be happy to sell to put the scandal behind him. The next day...

Man, Alzheimer's sucks even for racist bastards..

Celebration time... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#47126085)

Three chairs ...errr.. cheers for the new ownership.

It's like porn.... (1)

roc97007 (608802) | about 4 months ago | (#47126111)

> "Former Microsoft CEO..."

Oh, please say it again!

> "Former Microsoft CEO..."

One more time!

> "Former Microsoft CEO..."

Man, I can't get enough of that.

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