Steve Ballmer absolutely crushed his entrance at the Clippers Fan Festival on Monday afternoon.
All reports indicate that the former Microsoft CEO refused to simmer down after grabbing the microphone on the court.
Ballmer has basically been screaming for 15 minutes....fans standing and screaming back...never seen anything like this— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) August 18, 2014
Lofty promises were made.
Did Ballmer just promise ''many, many, many'' NBA titles during his tenure? I think he did— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) August 18, 2014
The phrase “Boom, baby" made an appearance.
Ballmer led cheers, guaranteed a win, agreed with fans who said they hated Lakers, ..and now he just yelled, ''Boom Baby!''— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) August 18, 2014
The former Microsoft CEO also gave out his email address on the Jumbotron.
Ballmer just gave everyone his email address... Sballmer@clippers.com— Jill Painter Lopez (@jillpainter) August 18, 2014
I would’ve guessed “BallmIsLife” as his handle, but “SBallmer” works, too.
In any case, the Steve Ballmer era with the Clippers is off to an emphatic, teeth-grinding start. Ballmer, who picked up the Clippers for an NBA record $2 billion this month, appears ready to set a new tone for his franchise.
I do feel bad for Mr. Ballmer’s assistant, though. Tending that email address just became a full-time job.
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