Thursday, May 1, 2014

Real wealth is having someone follow your yacht on a powerboat to retrieve basketballs when your shot goes astray

From the WSJ's article about rich people lining up to buy the Clippers:

[Larry] Ellison, who routinely ditched schoolwork for basketball practice during his high-school years in Chicago, has yet to break into a major American sport. 
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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.