File Under: "You Know You're Rich When" ... YOU CAN MAKE A $2 BILLION CASH OFFER TO BUY AN NBA TEAM ... like Steve Ballmer just did with the Clippers.
Sources familiar with the sale tell us ... the ex-Microsoft CEO was able to separate himself from the pack of potential L.A. Clippers buyers by making an "ALL CASH" offer to buy the squad.
Clearly, Shelly Sterling likey.
It's not like Ballmer has a problem coming up with the dough -- he's worth an estimated $20 BILLION according to Forbes.
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