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10 Secret Reasons Ballmer Bought LA Clippers

Sure, running an NBA team can be fun and exciting, but here are the real reasons former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion of his own money for the franchise.
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Reason #10: Obvious baby bumpTeam needed diversion from Donald Sterling pregnancy scandal.

Reason #10: Obvious baby bump
Team needed diversion from Donald Sterling pregnancy scandal.

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Todder
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9/9/2014 | 1:13:17 PM
Good one Rob
You should take a stab at BleacherReport ... caught me off guard here. You're pretty funny.
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9/4/2014 | 9:03:25 AM
Re: Ballmer's Clippers destine for 'Show time?'
Balmer and his Clippies will never unseat the LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Susan_Nunziata
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9/3/2014 | 6:38:26 PM
Good enough for Letterman
Well done, Rob! This was hilarious, and could have made it onto Letterman IMHO. You had me laughing out loud by No. 5.
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9/3/2014 | 3:15:52 AM
Re: The LA Clippys
This is interesting question. Clippy is pretty handy but it would be nice to watch how long it will last as a mascot. I would prefer to have this mascot there even though I don't use it so often. To me somehow it's a symbol of MS Office.:-)
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9/2/2014 | 4:08:50 PM
The LA Clippys
Maybe this is all a ruse to bring back disgraced MS Office virtual assistant, Clippy. The Clippers become the Clippys. How long would Clippy last as a mascot before getting beaten to a pulp by fans?
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9/2/2014 | 1:55:28 PM
Ballmer's Clippers destine for 'Show time?'
Blake Griffin may not like this list, and No. 8 isn't bad, but I like No. 1. Who'd you rather seek to unseat: Google or the Lakers? In the Laker's current state, the Clippers may have a shot at becoming the darlings of LA. The Clippers and the Warriors may become the hottest in-state rivalry. (Ah, after baseball season). 
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