With more billionaires than teams in America, it's clearer than ever that any owner upset about his/her team's profits should have little trouble selling said team (at a massive profit) to a new owner who will squawk a lot less.
NewBallpark.org sums it up well:
Ballmer may simply view the Clippers as a way to park $2 billion. Surely there are better growth strategies available, but when you have $20 billion and you have to diversify anyway, why not take on a franchise where you can reasonably expect the franchise growth to outpace inflation, where you’re virtually guaranteed to not lose money? Plus he’ll have a nice toy to play with.