The Anti-Sterling: New Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Wows Crowd

The Anti-Sterling: New Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer Wows Crowd

Just because he served as the CEO of one of the world’s leading corporations doesn’t make Steve Ballmer stiff and reserved. 

On Monday afternoon, the new Los Angeles Clippers owner slam-dunked his entrance at the Clippers Fan Festival. Exiting the tunnel onto the Staples Center floor to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” a hyper Ballmer slapped hands as he made his way through the crowd.

Once the former Microsoft executive took the microphone, he wouldn’t let go for 15 minutes. He gave his e-mail address to the fans: Sballmer@clippers.com. He acknowledge a hatred of the Lakers. And he promised what Donald Sterling couldn’t deliver in more than three decades of owning the team: rings.

Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times tweeted some of the hysteria as Ballmer promised championships and asserted that he hated the Lakers as much as the fans did.

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