By Brendan Maloy
May 01, 2014

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Larry Ellison is the billionaire founder of Oracle and part of a prospective Clippers ownership group that includes fellow billionaires Oprah Winfrey and David Geffen, so the Wall Street Journal included the following anecdote about Ellison's lifelong love of the game in today's paper.

The Oracle chief has had basketball courts on at least two of his yachts, said Tom Ehman, who handles America's Cup matters for Mr. Ellison. He said Mr. Ellison liked to relax by shooting hoops on these courts, and has had someone in a powerboat following the yacht to retrieve balls that go overboard.

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That seems relatable right? Who among us hasn't taken to their own private sea-faring basketball court to fire up some jumpers after a long and strenuous day of yachting? The best part is definitely the crew following him and rebounding balls out of the water. Let's just hope they are smart enough to call them sea-bounds.

While this  behavior may make Ellison seem like an out-of-touch ultra-rich person, he is still one trillion times better than the Clipper's current owner. Plus, maybe the team will finally live up to their name and play all their games on the high seas.


Wall Street Journal

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