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- Steve Ballmer is now the proud owner of the Clippers
It’s all over. The Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA today announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s is now the proud owner of the team. In other words the purchase of the Clippers is a done deal. This comes following the decision of a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the team. The former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion for the team. That is the highest price anyone has ever paid for a franchise in NBA history. However, that is pocket change for Steve Ballmer. The TMZ leaked tapes Donald Sterling making racist remarks sparked the demand he sell the team. We all want to know now that Ballmer owns the team, how long before the team gets a new place to call home? One hopes he pulls a Mark Cuban and creates a place people want to come play. So far the current roster of players seem to support him. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have publicly shown their support for Steve Ballmer.
I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Clipper fans are so amazing. They have remained fiercely loyal to our franchise through some extraordinary times. I will be hard core in giving the team, our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court. And we will do whatever necessary to provide our fans and their families with the best game-night experience in the NBA. I look forward to meeting our fans at our STAPLES Center Fan Festival on Monday, Aug. 18 at 12:30 pm PT. ~Mr. Ballmer
This is an amazing new day in Clippers history. I couldn’t be more excited to work together with Steve as we continue to build a first-class, championship organization. I am already inspired by Steve’s passion for the game, his love of competition and desire to win the right way and I know our players and fans are going to be inspired as well. ~ Doc Rivers
- MANCHESTER UNITED Beats INTER MILAN
Manchester United’s game with Inter Milan came down to a penalty shoot-out. Although Manchester United is 100’s of miles away from U.K as part of it’s tour. It seemed like home game for the Red Devils. It was a sea of red at FedEx Field.
The game came down to a goalless draw with Inter Milan. Manchester United’s 2014 Tour is presented by Aon. Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa and Darren Fletcher all made their free kicks for the Reds at the FedEx Field to win the game.
- Carmelo Anthony becomes a Venture-Capitalist
Everyone is doing it why not a native of the home Wall street. Syracuse standout and New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is jumping into the venture-capital bandwagon with some help from former NBC executive Stuart Goldfarb. Together they combined to form Voltron… I mean M7 Tech Partners. The New York-based investment firm was creatively (sarcasm) named that way because its a combination of Anthony’s nickname (Melo) and jersey number (7).
The company will focus on getting in on the early-stage funding of digital media, consumer Internet, and tech startups. Basically get into those hot tech startups before they go viral. The New York-based children’s media company Hullabalu will be the firms first investment. Hullabalu might be safe place to start out. Alexis Ohanian, Reddit’s co-founder has also invested in the company. Other NBA players who have gone into venture capital and investing are Jamal Mashburn, Steve Nash and San Antonio Spurs star David Robinson. It’s smart that these players start building for life after basketball.
- Ousseyni Issa Gobitaca vs speeding Lamborghini
You might see this guy jumps over speeding Lamborghini video all over the place. This guy, Ousseyni Issa Gobitaca has been doing it for some time. His first video hit YouTube 3 years ago. His new video is prepped to go viral on the internet. Lets compare his jump to Blake Griffin’s jump over a hood of a car in the Slam Dunk contest. What am I saying, it’s not even a comparison. Ousseyni Issa Gobitaca jumps over a speeding car. Blake jumped over a parked Kia’s hood. However, you can watch both and make up your own mind.
- Friday Funday Topic: Who needs 4 wheels?
It’s Friday, so we thought you we would have some fun like this guy. After a week of traffic imagine how good it would feel to zoom down the street tat breakneck speeds. You don’t even need four wheels to do it. Óscar Barroso and David Míguez show it is possible to take curves at an amazing angle with only two wheels.
These extreme driving videos show their handy work. Don’t try this at home kids. Óscar Barroso and David Míguez are professional Rally drivers. This footage was captured at the 47th edition of the Rallye de Ourense. They took the curve in San Pedro de Rocas. Seems like a good reason to visit Galicia, Spain.
Rallying, also known as rally racing, is a form of auto racing that takes place on public or private roads with modified production or specially built road-legal cars. This motorsport is distinguished by running not on a circuit, but instead in a point-to-point format in which participants and their co-drivers drive between set control points (special stages), leaving at regular intervals from one or more start points. Rallies may be won by pure speed within the stages or alternatively by driving to a predetermined ideal journey time within the stages