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Steve Ballmer (L) and NBA Commissioner Adam SIlver attend an NBA playoff game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on May 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)

Meet former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer - Clippers new owner

Yahoo Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

The team said the sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise to the former Microsoft CEO. Her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought the sale of the team he owned since 1981 in court.

The NBA Board of Governors had previously approved the $2 billion sale.
— Associated Press