Most professional team owners like to stay in the background but it looks like Steve Ballmer is going to take a different approach. Microsoft’s CEO, who bought the Los Angeles Clippers after the Donald Sterling Fiasco, won’t absolutely nuts during a rally today.
Ballmer has basically been screaming for 15 minutes….fans standing and screaming back…never seen anything like this
— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) August 18, 2014
Ballmer was pumped about the future of the Clippers. He screamed, he yelled, he stomped his feet, and he gave out high five after high five to any Clippers fan he could find.
The Clippers have had a pretty talented team the last few years but they’ve never been able to claim a championship victory. Balmer didn’t put a number on how many titles he expected to win (like LeBron James) but he did say that the future looks very bright in Los Angeles.
Balmer said: “We’re going to be hardcore. HARD. CORE. Nothing gets in our way. Boom! We’ll keep coming. Hardcore Clippers — that’s us… The Clippers will win many, many, many, many more ‘Larry’s’ in the next 26 (years) than the past 26 (years).”
The Los Angeles Clippers could use an owner like Steve Ballmer. The team’s recent successes have been overshadowed by former owner Donald Sterling. The NBA banned Sterling from the league after making racist comments and now a new era begins in LA.
Coach Doc Rivers said: “When I say that we are Clippers, now, it means something.”
Chris Paul added: This is a new day, so thank you to Steve Ballmer and his family. Go Clippers!”