Professional Yeller Steve Ballmer Found The Job He Was Born For

Steve Ballmer was never really a great culture fit for Microsoft CEO. He hawked operating systems at the same decibel as an infomercial salesman and sweated out his enthusiasm for developers. Ballmer seems far more at ease, however, in his new role as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

His speech during the "Fan Festival" to introduce him as Donald Sterling's replacement has already earned a place in the Ballmer canon. Start around 2:56:00 and watch him scream "hardcore" over and over, throw out his new email address (sballmer@clippers.com) like its a free hat, and confess to feeling young at heart—all while the athletes lined up next to him try and fail to keep a straight face. HARDCORE!


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