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Steve Ballmer puts ban on Clippers' iDevices

Posted at 9:48 PM, Sep 25, 2014

If you’re Steve Ballmer, when you shell out $2 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers you’re probably at liberty to make some pretty specific demands.

Case in point, headlines today report the franchise’s new owner, and ex-Microsoft CEO, will ban all Apple devices from team use. 

Extreme, but is anyone surprised?

Sports and tech media covering the story seem to agree Ballmer is a Microsoft patriot.  He joined the company in 1980 as its 30th employee and went on to become CEO.  Today he retains even a larger share in the company than founder Bill Gates, at 3.99 percent. That’s worth $15 billion.

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