Once again, the Clippers demonstrated that NBA glory cannot be purchased.

Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer, has paid player salaries more than any of his competitors over the last three seasons,

The former Microsoft executive's investment in his passion project was largely hidden by the staggering sum of over $200 million that the Clippers paid out this season alone.

Ballmer purchased the Clippers in 2014 for a then-record $2 billion

Since invested an additional $2 billion to build his futuristic new arena, Intuit Dome

Which will open in Inglewood, California, for the upcoming season.