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If Clippers lose under Ballmer, will there be a blue screen of death?
If Clippers lose under Ballmer, will there be a blue screen of death?

It figures that the guy who reportedly won the bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers is the only Fortune 500 chief executive known for his vertical leap. Steve Ballmer was known for his, ahem, unbridled enthusiasm as chief executive of Microsoft. A search for "Steve Ballmer jumping" on Google generates close to half a million results; that's more than twice as many as Larry Ellison gets. But if Ballmer's years at Microsoft tell us anything, we can expect to see the following developments in Clipper Nation (assuming that the owners of the other National Basketball Assn. teams approve the purchase): - The team will fail to make the playoffs in its first two years...

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