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Steve Ballmer Welcomed as New Clippers Owner by Mayor Garcetti

Steve Ballmer And LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

By Victoria Talbot

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomed new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer at a luncheon today following the purchase of the team from Donald Sterling. Sterling’s wife Shelly appears to have inked a deal to sell Ballmer the team for $2 billion, the highest price ever paid for an NBA team following the embattled Sterling’s racist recorded rant.

“I know all L.A. fans will join me in putting the past behind us and looking forward to a new and winning era for the Clippers. I congratulate Steve Ballmer and look forward to working with him and the Clippers to make a positive impact on our city,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

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