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Ballmer to buy Forum, clearing way for new Clippers arena

Posted: 8:23 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 20:23:29-04
Ballmer to buy Forum, clearing way for new Clippers arena

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is buying the Forum from the Madison Square Garden Company for $400 million in cash.

The deal clears the way for the billionaire to build a new arena down the street in Inglewood, California. Ballmer has been fighting with MSG over his desire to build a state-of-the-art home for the Clippers just a few blocks away from the Forum.

The purchase abruptly wraps up the litigation fight and allows the Clippers to move ahead on their goal to open a new arena when their Staples Center lease expires in 2024.