Steve Ballmer Rumors
Raul Barrigon: Brian Windhorst on the Kings keeping the franchise in Sacramento instead of Seattle having a team again: “Basically the NBA owners took a bribe… That’s a little bit of a crude term, but basically took a bribe that they wouldn’t have to give revenue sharing to Sacramento. In turn, allowed the Kings to put together a very weak ownership group. The offer from Seattle was a much more stable and stronger ownership group, with Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer.”
The Clippers’ lease at Staples Center ends in 2024, and owner Steve Ballmer has vowed to explore alternatives. The organization has taken preliminary steps toward the splashiest alternative – owning and operating its own arena in the Los Angeles area. The organization has interest in at least three areas – the Westside of Los Angeles, Inglewood near the new home of the Rams and downtown Los Angeles.
Dan Woike: Steve Ballmer hopes that within 4 years, viewers will be able to watch the game as “Chris Paul.” #sbjsmt
But when it comes to the pressure to win a championship, Ballmer feels it just like the Clippers’ players and coaches do. “It’s just one of those things that there’s just not much I can do,” Ballmer, who’s entering his third season since buying the team, said on Redick’s weekly podcast. “You know, I think of the world as knobs and dials. You can turn knobs and hopefully the dials do good things. I have tiny little knobs that don’t move the needle too much, but with the little knobs I have, I feel pressure.”