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New Clippers Owner Will Ban Team From Using Apple Devices

By HHL JT

Thanks to the whole Donald Sterling fiasco, the Los Angeles Clippers were sold to Steve Ballmer for the princely sum of $2 billion.

Balmer is the former CEO of Microsoft (and a very enthusiastic CEO he was) and he remains loyal to the company that made him his riches. So loyal that he will be banning all Apples products from his team.

What that definitely means is the Clippers coaching staff won't be using iPads to diagram plays on the sidelines. Instead, they'll be using the Microsoft Surface, which was Balmer's baby when he was running the show in Seattle.

According to Balmer, Clipper's coach Doc Rivers knew his iPad days were over once Balmer bought the team.

"It's one of the first things [Rivers] said to me," Ballmer told Reuters. 'We are probably going to get rid of these iPads, aren't we?' And I said, 'Yeah, we probably are.'

In the past, Balmer has banned members of his family from owning iPhones. So is the 56 year old going to go as far as forbidding his new players like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin from being seen with the new iPhone 6?

Well, at least Balmer isn't the former CEO of Hyundai or All-State. Then things would have been really awkward with his two pitchman superstars.

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