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Shelly Sterling

Meets with Microsoft Billionaire

To Sell Clippers

5/25/2014 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shelly Sterling
will meet with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Sunday afternoon ... and the subject of the meeting is selling the Clippers ... TMZ Sports has learned.

The meeting will take place at Shelly's Malibu mansion.  TMZ Sports broke the story ... Donald Sterling has surrendered control of the team to Shelly.

We're told Shelly sees the handwriting on the wall -- the NBA wants the team sold -- but she wants to do it on her terms.  She and her lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell,  have been secretly meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to see if they can reach an agreement whereby Shelly has the right to voluntarily sell the team.

Shelly is taking matters into her own hands.   Ballmer -- worth an estimated $20 billion -- has indicated he wants to buy the team.  We're told O'Donnell will be present at the meeting.

Here's the rub for L.A. fans.  Although Ballmer has publicly said if he bought the team he would keep it in the City of Angels ... he's deeply entrenched in Seattle.  He was actively trying to keep the Sonics in his home city before the team moved to Oklahoma.   With such deep family ties and city pride ... there's fear Ballmer would move the team North.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

That's only because I turned down her offer

97 days ago
2.

NoDickbutting    

YESSSSS sell it to another old white guy so the blacks can go after him too!

97 days ago
3.

HRH Prince Michael    

Whoa....No, WHOA: Didn't Microsoft aid and abet, the Fascist NSA (Read: LDS) in their patently Anti-American
electronic violations of American Citizens?!?!
ALL, in -near- DUE time.


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97 days ago
4.

Paul    

So sick of minority's, Hispanics are not minority's anymore. Or blacks or asians. Make a joke about white people nobody cares, say something about hispanics, blacks, or anybody else and the whole world is up in arms. If people cannot handle racism than get out of the U.S.A. because the U.S.A is a mixed race.

97 days ago
5.

GothamGirl    

Well that's what happens when you seize property. You can't control what the new owner does.

97 days ago
6.

zombie    

Count down till the outrage that Magic and Oprah aren't who Shelly is talking to.

97 days ago
7.

LakersGirl     

"L.A Fans" - solid choice of words as Clippers fans are basically Laker fans who needed something to do during the last 2 seasons (and no, we don't care if the Clippers move to Seattle) LA always has been and will always be Laker territory

97 days ago
8.

NickyBeth    

I didn't know the cryptkeeper was Donald Sterling's wife!!! I wonder if that cackling laugh was the reason they seperated. And the fact she's the cryptkeeper.

97 days ago
9.

Halo    

She's a opportunist! Pure and simple .... What kind of women stays married to a man almost a year after separating... While he ****s his tranni girl friend on the side ! Smh

97 days ago
10.

Billy    

If he run the team like windows 8 then they are doomed

97 days ago
11.

Halo    

This guy looks like ray's dad (eveyluvsraymond) finally got off that damn couch!

97 days ago
12.

pudge facker    

That's right! Hold out your hand for another hand out from massah. You done be a good ball thrower today.

97 days ago
13.

TonyTonyChoc    

Please do move them north... L.A. is Laker town. Haters, please respond below. Thanks ! ;-)

97 days ago
14.

zzyzx    

Bye!

97 days ago
15.

SomeGuy32    

He wouldn't be able to move the team without NBA approval. I don't think they'd want to lose an LA team.

97 days ago
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