Fans To Welcome New Clippers Owner At Staples Center Rally

I wish I could be there! So excited for my team!

CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES ( — Thousands of Los Angeles Clippers fans Monday got their chance to meet new team owner Steve Ballmer with a fan festival at Staples Center.

Ballmer officially took possession of the Clippers from former owner Donald Sterling last week for a record sale price of $2 billion.

KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta reports doors to the free event opened at noon and saw the first 2,500 fans receive red “We Are Clipper Nation” T-shirts.[cbs-audio-player title=”Fans Welcome New Clippers Owner At Staples Center Rally” artist=”Claudia Peschiutta” download=false image=”” url=”″ station_name=”KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO” station_logo=””]

Ballmer, wearing a blue Clippers cap, stormed into the Fan Festival, emphatically clapping and moving through the crowd, doling out high-fives to dozens of cheering fans.

“Do we have any Clipper fans here?” Ballmer shouted once he reached the stage. “I can’t hear you!”

The former Microsoft CEO wasted no time in outlining his vision for the future of…

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