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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at the launch event of Windows 8 operating system in New York, in this file photo from October 25, 2012. The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Ballmer closed August 12, 2014 after a California court confirmed co-owner Shelly Sterling has the right to sell the basketball team, the NBA said. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Los Angeles Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer finalized

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LOS ANGELES, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, has completed his $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, ending a saga that began when former team owner Donald Sterling was heard making racist remarks to his girlfriend on a tape recording.


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