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LA Clippers

Report Team Is Sold ...

UNTRUE

5/29/2014 4:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

LA Clippers Sold
A new report by the L.A. Times that the L.A. Clippers have been sold to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion is not true ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources familiar with the negotiations tell us ... Shelly Sterling is in a meeting now -- at the time of this post -- negotiating with Ballmer and several other prospective buyers who have made offers.

We're told Shelly is currently reviewing documents, but no agreement has been struck with anyone.

Our sources say, however, a deal will be finalized by end of business Friday ... and Ballmer is definitely in the running.

TMZ broke the story ... Ballmer is toward the top of Shelly's list and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is aware she is negotiating to sell the team.

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16.

tgrfan42069    

the media wont like this..they were lobbying for oprah or magic to buy..heck any black person so they could milk the story some more

61 days ago
17.

Brian    

Steve Ballmer should be at the bottom of the list. He'd be a lousy owner. He'd make Mark Cuban seem normal.

61 days ago
18.

towbros    

what ever happened( down with the ship?) he should of just closed up shop and not have a team next year, he was set up, nothing wrong speaking ur mind ,it was done in private,black people are the most racist out there,hope he gets his cars and home back from the skank,and she moves in with magic johnson

61 days ago
19.

harvey is racist    

man....jewish hustle is impeccable.

Be a racist

hustle black people/athlete to take and build something you bought for 12 million to 2 billion

Invest it in ways that you know would be in line with your prejudicial ways..

most likely build apartment complexes that black folks arent allowed to rent.

rinse repeat.

cant even hate.

61 days ago
20.

Cleveland    

TMZ Sports?! Yeah, like I'm going to get my sports news from TMZ

61 days ago
21.

pj    

Got any michael sam news with his fine sexy self. No homo !

61 days ago
22.

pj    

Got any michael sam news with his fine sexy self !

61 days ago
23.

Rigby    

Lol what does he want with the team

61 days ago
24.

Unbroken Chain    

If this guy is gonna pay 2 billion Sterling just needs to take it. My Gish. He bought the team for 12 million!! I disagree with what's happened to him, but man, just take that 2 billion. It's not worth the hassle of a fight at his age anyway

61 days ago
25.

cluesarethere    

Silver scrambling to stop the deal. That was not how he intended this to end.

61 days ago
26.

Applehead    

She looks like Ozzy Osbourne if he was an eighty year-old woman.

61 days ago
27.

max    

Holy crap TMZ, if you guys correct the LOS ANGELES TIMES on a story and turn out to be correct, NO ONE will be able to say with a straight face you aren't a legitimate news source.

So many good scoops over the years, but this is on a different level. Congratulations.

61 days ago
28.

Mark Santeramo    

Magic johnson just tweeted ballmer bought for 2 mill

61 days ago
29.

Mark Santeramo    

2 bill

61 days ago
30.

Unbroken Chain    

There is an agreement signed. Needs to be approved but I think the league is helping Magic get the team. If this guy can bring the cash tho, itll get done

61 days ago
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