Ousted Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being less-than-friendly to the press these days and went on an F-bomb tirade when approached by paparazzi this week. #DonaldSterling
Footage of Sterling letting loose on paps has started to make its rounds online.
The always charming Donald Sterling ran a clinic on “How to Win Friends and Influence People” yesterday … when a photog asked the disgraced Clippers owner how he was doing. Sterling’s response — well, he basically told our guy to go F himself. It’s not like Donald’s got a lot to be happy about these days — his estranged wife sold his team, he’s been banned for life from the NBA and he’s being sued by an alleged former employee who claims D.S. subjected her to a bunch of offensive comments. (TMZ)
Reports last week revealed former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer had agreed to pay two billion dollars for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Ballmer bid higher than competitors that included Los Angeles-based investors Tony Ressler and Bruce Karsh and a group that included David Geffen and executives from the Guggenheim Group, the Chicago-based owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Geffen group offered $1.6 billion and the Ressler-Karsh group offered $1.2 billion. Those offers were rejected, according to several people involved in the negotiations who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the bidding. (SF Gate)
Ballmer made a name for himself during a decade-long run at Microsoft.
After Bill Gates left the helm of the company he founded, Ballmer took over as Microsoft’s CEO in January 2000. But Ballmer, who has been with Microsoft since 1980 and was the company’s first business manager, announced he would retire as CEO on Feb. 4, 2014. (ABC News)
Last month, bogus reports about music mogul Dr. Dre purchasing the Clippers hit the Internet.
An article saying Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sold his team to Dr. Dre is fake. The article, titled “Donald Sterling Accepts Dr. Dre’s Bid to Buy Los Angeles Clippers for $1 Billion Cash,” was posted on Cream Bmp Daily, a “satire” website. According to Cream’s disclaimer, the website doesn’t post real news. (The Epoch Times)
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