Even though Steve Ballmer has only been in charge of the Clippers for a couple months now, he's already a much, much, much, much, much, much, much, much better owner than Donald Sterling ever was. He's been very enthusiastic. He's given head coach Doc Rivers a well-deserved raise. And, well, he's not Donald Sterling! So Clippers players seem to like him so far.
There's one thing that a lot of them probably aren't going to like about Ballmer, though. Because Ballmer used to head up Microsoft and because he still owns about four percent of the company, he's going to do his best to eliminate all Apple products from the Clippers organization. He's promised to not make any changes that would be detrimental to the team. But he's already told Rivers that he's not going to be able to use his iPad forever.
"Most of the Clippers are on Windows," he said yesterday, "some of the players and coaches are not. And Doc kind of knows that's a project. It's one of the first things he said to me: 'We are probably going to get rid of these iPads, aren't we?' And I said, 'Yeah, we probably are.' But I promised we would do it during the offseason."
We're not sure which Clippers players are Team iPhone and which aren't right now. But it sounds like some changes could be coming soon and that those players who do ride for Apple are going to have to get new phones and tablets. But hey, it's better than having a racist owner, right?!