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Shelly Sterling

I'm Accepting Offers this Week

To Sell the Clippers

5/27/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shelly Sterling will accept offers this week to buy the Los Angeles Clippers  ... and a frontrunner is a group led by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We broke the story ... Shelly met with Ballmer Sunday at her Malibu home, and our sources say his group made "a very competitive offer."

Sources tell us .. Shelly and her lawyer Pierce O'Donnell have put the word out ... they'd like to make a deal THIS WEEK.  We're also told NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is aware of what she's doing.  O'Donnell would not comment but we're told Shelly and Silver have an open line of communication.

We're told there are several other potential buyers in which Shelly is interested, including:

-- Grant Hill Group (Hill is a former NBA star who teamed up with investment partners)
-- Magic Johnson and the Guggenheim Partners (a financial company based in Chicago)
-- Patrick Soon-Shiong (surgeon turned multi-billionaire businessman)
-- David Geffen and Larry Ellison

Our sources say Oprah Winfrey is no longer in the running.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Donald has turned full control of the team over to Shelly and she is privately negotiating with Silver to allow her to sell the team on her terms.  The team could be worth upwards of $1.5 billion.


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1.

CENSORMVSICK    

...all about the big bucks...

112 days ago
2.

master    

I got 5 on it

112 days ago
3.

KunteKinte    

I'm going to make an offer of $7.73 and 13 pubes.

112 days ago
4.

George    

Money 99% of the world will never make in 3 generations combined. The WHOLE family lol

112 days ago
5.

tamtam    

She has no authority to sell the team. The NBA has to manage the process as it is their franchise. The Sterling's are the dumbest rich people ever.

112 days ago
6.

tgrfan42069    

silver: sell it to grant hilll or magic..we need a black to buy the team for pr purposes

112 days ago
7.

I just wanted to comment    

Why am I under the impression she was in cahoots with v the whole time? Just because of how V revealed the recordings, Shelley stands to make a lot of money.

112 days ago
8.

ivan    

1 - the sterlings are horrible people
why doesn't the NBA itself vote on sterling and sell the team itself ?

112 days ago
9.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

I'm on it.

112 days ago
10.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Just not to any black owners

112 days ago
11.

Sascatchulokino    

I offer deez nuts!!!

112 days ago
12.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

It's the smart move. The old crow had no choice but to sell.

112 days ago
13.

Clytemnestra    

I offered her $10,000,000,000,000,000. but she said she had a better offer. Damn!

112 days ago
14.

HRH Prince Michael    

Silver-The-Fascist-Putz, and ALL "Corporate America"-"Media" allies of the National Thug Association:
Notice, has been SERVED.

Craigslist.com/NYC/Rant and Rave Section
"The House of David:
The Kingdom, The Power, and The Declaration"

112 days ago
15.

cluesarethere    

Sterling still comes out the winner... Mounds and mounds of $$$$$$

112 days ago
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