Steve Ballmer is really, really excited to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The former Microsoft CEO — who recently completed the purchase of the team from Donald Sterling for a price of $2 billion — attended a fan festival at the Staples Center on Monday, where he showed some incredible passion in front of his team’s fans.
Ballmer has basically been screaming for 15 minutes....fans standing and screaming back...never seen anything like this—
Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) August 18, 2014
Here’s a video of Ballmer going crazy and interacting with fans.
This is a welcome change for Clippers fans. Sterling didn’t make much of an effort to win during his lengthy tenure as owner, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Ballmer.
Ballmer is a businessman, but similar to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, he’s a huge basketball fan who badly wants to win.
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