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Steve Ballmer wished he was a baller, just a little bit taller—now he’s a baller of a different kind, bidding $2 billion for his own NBA team, the Los Angeles Clippers.

Back at Detroit Country Day School, Ballmer wanted to play basketball, but he settled for a management gig instead.

From a Network World piece about Ballmer in 2009:

Ballmer won a bidding war Thursday to buy the Clippers.


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