The sale would be the most ever paid for an NBA team, and significantly more than the second-highest bid, a $1.5 billion offer from a group of investors that included Oprah Winfrey, Larry Ellison and David Geffen. Los Angeles investors Tony Ressler and Steve Karsh reportedly offered $1.2 billion.
Ballmer left Microsoft last February after 14 years as CEO. He has an estimated net worth of $20 billion.
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