Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer shows he still has that 'developers, developers, developers' energy

What you need to know

  • Steve Ballmer oozed excitement at a press conference for the LA Clippers.
  • Ballmer was CEO of Microsoft for 18 years.
  • Ballmer was famous for many energetic displays on stage.

Steve Ballmer, the owner of the LA Clippers, was so full of energy at an LA Clippers press conference that he didn't know what to do with his hands. Ballmer was pumped to announce the addition of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to the Clippers.

Ballmer was CEO of Microsoft for 18 years, and the same energy he has for the Clippers was regularly on display during his time at Microsoft. He's a passionate man known by many for his famous "Developers! Developers! Developers!" presentation.

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Ballmer welcomed Leonard, a two-time NBA Finals MVP, and George, a perennial NBA All-Star, to the Clippers with his standard gusto, saying "I have these notes, but I gotta say I'm just fired to be here today. It's pretty cool! Pretty damn cool... Woooooo."

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CNN tweeted out the clip of the Clippers owner who was so excited about his team that he didn't know if he should give Leonard a handshake or a bro hug.

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  • That dude is nuts. In kind of an awkward yet awesome way.
  • It's hard not to smile when you see Balmer like this
  • LIKE A CADILLAC DOOR! <ka-thunk>
  • If you didn't already know bullets 2 and 3 of the What You Need to Know box, this means nothing to you. If you did know, you aren't surprised. The man's an animal. That's coming from being within feet of him at a keynote or two.
  • Well, if anyone could chant developers and clap that enthusiastically in this sweltering heat... it would probably be Steve Ballmer LOL.
  • Needs at least 7 more developers
  • Cocaine is a hell of a drug
  • If balmer were still in charge of microsoft, I think he would have already thrown many chairs out the window to express his anger because of windows 8/10 fiasco...
  • If balmer was still in charge he would be releasing Windows 8.7 with minimal differences from Windows 8. He would be confused understand how ChromeOS surpassed Windows in sales.
  • Ballmer the best CEO. Thank to him I had the best time of my life owning every hing Windows. Will never forget those times