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  • Ballmer breath of fresh air: Parsons

    Richard Parsons shares his thoughts on Steve Ballmer's new role as owner of the LA Clippers and offers some words of advice.

  • Dick Parsons

    Pro sports leagues need to realize that "the line has moved" on what society deems as appropriate, says Richard Parsons, interim CEO of the LA Clippers.

  • Parsons: US economy stronger, Europe puzzling

    Providence Equity Partners' Richard Parson shares his thoughts on the U.S. and global economy. Europe's economy is still a big question mark, says Parsons.

  • Ballmer on his Microsoft hits and misses

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer looks back with pride on his years at Microsoft and is ready to move forward. With hindsight, he says MSFT could have negotiated the mobile landscape much better, but it's always about the body of work.

  • From tech titan to team owner

    Steve Ballmer tells CNBC's Josh Lipton why he was willing to pay $2 billion for the LA Clippers and how owning a sports team is similar to running tech giant Microsoft.

  • Dick Parsons: Sports ownership ultimate toy

    Former Citigroup and Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO & chairman Richard Parsons, shares his thoughts on Steve Ballmer's ownership of the LA Clippers, and Donald Sterling.

  • Ballmer: Really fun to own a sport's team!

    In a wide ranging interview, CNBC's Josh Lipton sits down with LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to talk about his ownership of the Clippers and the leadership skills he brings to the team.

  • Steve Ballmer, Los Angeles Clippers, during an interview with CNBC.

    The former Microsoft chief says that his record price for the Los Angeles Clippers was a smart investment.

  • Steve Ballmer, former chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks to fans as he is introduced as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles, California on Aug. 18, 2014.

    LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says he will bring his unique style of leadership to the LA Clippers. And Becky and Joe run the numbers on how much Ballmer is worth.

  • Gary Vaynerchuk

    With the recent scandal surrounding the NFL, now may be the time for some sponsors to pull out, branding expert Gary Vaynerchuck told CNBC.

  • LeBron James unveils the LEBRON 12 on September 16, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.

    LeBron James may be one of the biggest names on the basketball court, but his shoe sales still can't touch No. 23.

  • Fracking saves the Bills

    New owner of the Buffalo Bills Terry Pegula made a fortune in drilling. Rick Horrow, Horrow Sports Ventures president, shares his opinions on the deal, and why the Bills should get a new stadium.

  • Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens in 2013.

    League executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.

  • Carmelo Anthony: Have to be good example for son

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony discusses the controversy surrounding Ray Rice.

  • 'Digital athlete' Carmelo Anthony: Tech boom

    Discussing his tech investments, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony wants to figure out how the tech world can enhance his game.

  • Bad blow for NBA

    David Stern, former NBA commissioner, and Gordon Gund, former Cleveland Cavaliers owner, discuss yet another controversy over racist comments made by a team owner and the Raven's release of Ray Rice.

  • Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers drives past Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors during the 2014 NBA Playoffs.

    Bankers don't have a problem with the record $2 billion paid for the Clippers, but they also say it's not the new normal.

  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant signed a major new shoe deal with Nike, rejecting an offer from Under Armour.

  • Investors have been banking on a decline in the popularity of golf, with stocks that have exposure to the sport seeing an increase in short interest.

  • Under Armour's big bet?

    Sean McGowan, Needham & Company, shares his opinions on reports basketball superstar Kevin Durant will get a 10-year $250 million deal from Under Armour.