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Clippers story lines: Will Steve Ballmer be a hardcore owner?
Clippers story lines: Will Steve Ballmer be a hardcore owner?

The NBA team owner was momentarily stumped when reached by telephone overseas. Informed that Donald Sterling no longer owned the Clippers, there was an uneasy silence. "I'm not sure what to say," the owner said. "Free at last? Free at last?" That's certainly one way to put it. The Clippers are no longer burdened by the specter of the league's most infamous owner, the forced sale of the team in August over racially unsavory remarks clearing the way for the most anticipated season in franchise history. Sterling's successor, Steve Ballmer, is a tech savant whose owner-gone-wild introduction to fans could have doubled as a "Saturday Night...

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