50 Most Influential: No. 13 — Steve Ballmer
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Ballmer has owned his franchise only since August, but paying a whopping $2 billion for the Clippers gives the former Microsoft CEO instant influence as he set a new market for all professional sports teams.
NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss Adam Silver's selection as No. 1 atop our Most Influential list as well as many of the other NBA executives on the list.