Ballmer has long been known as a highly energetic presence on stage and at events like tech conferences or, in this case, a Clippers fan event.
“I couldn’t be more honored, or excited, or fired up to be here,” he said, screaming into the microphone. “And it is fantastic for me to have this opportunity. I get a lot of questions, press, blah blah blah… one, I love basketball. No, I never really played, I basically got cut from the freshman team, but I love basketball, I was a heck of a good statistician for my college team. I can’t take a lip, but I’ll take a few of you in a free throw shooting competition.”
Ballmer said when he was just out of college he thought he wanted to live in Los Angeles and be in the movie business. He went on to join Microsoft founder Bill Gates to work at Microsoft. “Yes I do live in Seattle, we can all love Seattle, there’s no team there, but I’m not moving the Clippers to Seattle. I got 100 reasons but I love Seattle, I’m gonna love beating the old Seattle basketball team.”