For people who keep up with tech news, we all knew Steve Ballmer was a little bit nuts and excitable. He’s just a passionate about the things he loves, whether it’s basketball or developers. So for those of us who have languished watching Donald Sterling’s terribleness as an owner for years, it’s a breath of fresh air to see someone this excited about owning a basketball franchise. Also, this wasn’t a press conference as much as it was just some sweaty billionaire screaming at a half-full arena.
Let’s start with his entrance, scored perfectly with Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”
Then he gets everyone to cheer for a fucking highlight video, using his trademarked “I don’t know how to control my voice from cracking, I’m so damn hyped” move.
For the whole awesomeness/insanity experience, check out the full press conference.
You can tell that Doc, CP3, and Blake are all excited to have this guy running the show now, and I think I speak for all NBA fans when I say that Steve Ballmer replacing Donald Sterling is the biggest basketball upgrade since Seattle traded Scottie Pippen to the Bulls for Olden Polynice and two draft picks.