30 May 2014

Ballmer is top Clippers' bidder

9:53 pm on 30 May 2014

Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has won the bidding war for the ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA franchise, with an offer of more than $US2 billion.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting Ballmer out-bid a group led by media mogul David Geffen including Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison and Oprah Winfrey that offered $US1.6 billion.

The Clippers came up for sale after owner Donald Sterling was banned from any association with the NBA over racist remarks. He still needs to sign off on the sale.

The Clippers' DeAndre Jordan in action.

The Clippers' DeAndre Jordan in action. Photo: AFP