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Billionaires Steve Ballmer and James Dolan in Fight Over $1 Billion Arena

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Dolan’s Forum, rear, and a $5 billion football stadium Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood.
Dolan’s Forum, rear, and a $5 billion football stadium Stan Kroenke is building in Inglewood.Photographer: Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images
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Steve Ballmer is battling with James Dolan over a $1 billion arena the former Microsoft chief wants to build for his Los Angeles Clippers -- right down the street from Dolan’s concert hall.

Their fight over a piece of real estate in working-class Inglewood, about 12 miles southwest of downtown L.A., has recently gotten a whole lot nastier, with accusations of scorched earth and skulduggery flying like a fast set of chest passes.