- A fist-pumping, high-fiving Steve Ballmer enthusiastically vowed to run a "hard core" NBA franchise that will win championships during a rally to introduce the new owner to Los Angeles Clipper fans.
Wearing a blue Clippers' cap and clapping constantly, the former Microsoft chief executive shouted until he almost went hoarse Monday.
"Do we have any Clipper fans here? I can't hear you," he screamed.
"I couldn't be more honoured or excited or fired up to be here."
The US tech tycoon Ballmer paid a record $2 billion for the Clippers in a sale that was confirmed by an American judge last week.
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers and players Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan joined Ballmer on the stage.