Steve Ballmer pledges to keep Clippers in Los Angeles

I love basketball. And I intend to do everything in my power to ensure that the Clippers continue to win — and win big — in Los Angeles. LA is one of the world’s great cities — a city that embraces inclusiveness, in exactly the same way that the NBA and I embrace inclusiveness.

— Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, acknowledging his successful bid to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers from Donald Sterling in a nearly $2 billion deal.