If you want to criticize Steve Ballmer for spending $2 billion on the Los Angeles Clippers, have at it. But don't tell him what he should spend the money on. It's not your money.
Read a piece in which the author talked about what $2 billion could buy, and she cited a few worthy endeavors. But does she know how philanthropic Ballmer is or how much he gives to charity? If it's your money, do with it what you will. If you want to spend $2 billion on the Clippers, thus ending the bidding process, do it.
When the Hornets (then Bobcats) gave money to sustain middle school athletic programs, they were criticized. Wrong cause, said detractors. Who decides what the right cause is? The people offering the money.
The NBA series go on long enough that by game three there are heroes and villains. But Lance Stephenson has emerged as the villain of the 2014 playoffs. Blowing air in a guy's face is juvenille, although the guy, who is LeBron James, probably will offer another definition. I picked the Heat to win the championship before the playoffs began, and I would have pulled for Miami even if I hadn't. But, man, do I hope LeBron goes for a triple double tonight and ends Indiana's season.