Bidding for Clippers was 'like speed dating'

June 7, 2014Article
Los Angeles Times

The billionaire suitors came one after another, pulling up to the beachfront mansion just steps up the coast from the exclusive Malibu Colony. A lucky few had been asked to meet with Shelly Sterling — the Clippers were for sale.

Steve Ballmer visited first, on the Sunday before Memorial Day. Afterward, he and Shelly Sterling went to a favorite haunt, Nobu, where the elite nibble on Lobster Shiitake Salad ($46) in a wood-paneled dining room just above the waves.

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