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Clippers owner Steve Ballmer asks fans to come early, cheer often
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer asks fans to come early, cheer often

There's something Steve Ballmer wants from Clippers fans: more energy early in games. The new team owner delivered his request at an event for season ticket-holders Thursday night at Universal Studios after hearing from players that the decibel level inside Staples Center was too low in the opening minutes. "They said the first quarter can be a little lonely," Ballmer said. While acknowledging that he wasn't an expert in Los Angeles traffic, Ballmer asked fans to arrive for tip-off. "I will just tell you, 10 minutes earlier in your seat and Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are really going to love you," Ballmer said. Ballmer said he planned to hire someone...

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