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Steve Ballmer makes high-decibel entrance as Clippers' new owner
Steve Ballmer makes high-decibel entrance as Clippers' new owner

Steve Ballmer's voice tends to rise without warning, often mid-thought, like a verbal volcano. "The first regular-season game, I'm excited for that," the new Clippers owner said Monday morning, referring to the Oct. 30 opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team that left Ballmer's beloved Seattle in 2008. Then it was as if someone handed Ballmer a bullhorn in his seat in the Lexus Club inside Staples Center. "HA!" he continued, at what seemed like 30 decibels louder. "I'M EXCITED AS A CLIPPER AND I'M EXCITED AS A SEATTLEITE! I'M EXCITED!" Ballmer's enthusiasm was the one constant during a nearly 40-minute...

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