The former CEO of Microsoft submitted a record bid to buy the Los Angeles Clippers.  The bid was the biggest in history for an NBA franchise.

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The former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer has very good chance of becoming the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.  Ballmer, who’s worth $20 Billion, has submitted a record bid of $2 billion to buy the Clippers, the biggest for an NBA team.

Outbidding heavy hitters such as Oprah Winfrey, David Geffen, Larry Ellison and a few others looking to purchase the Clippers.  However, the biggest bid for any professional franchise was the $2.1 billion that came from Magic Johnson and The Guggenheim Partners for the ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Donald Sterling signed a letter giving his wife authorization to field offers for the team and it’s being confirmed that she has accepted Steve Ballmer’s bid.  In spite of his wife’s acceptance of the offer Donald Sterling has to agree to it, for the sale to be finalized.  By the way Ballmer lives in Seattle, but if everything goes through and he gains ownership of the Clippers, he promised to keep the team in Los Angeles.

In an update regarding the death of poet legend Maya Angelou, it’s being reported that she was found unconscious in her Winston-Salem, N.C. home by one of her caregivers the day she was pronounced dead.

TMZ acquired a a recently leaked 911 call from one of her caregivers revealed that Mrs. Angelou previously instructed her staff to not resuscitate her in the event that she passed.  Honoring Mrs. Angelou’s request when the 911 operator attempted to walk the caregiver through the steps to perform CPR, the caregiver said it would be in direct conflict with her wishes.  So it looks like the caregiver was simply following protocol, by notifying authorities of Maya Angelou’s death.

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