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A bold-school Steve Ballmer steals show at Clippers' Fan Festival
A bold-school Steve Ballmer steals show at Clippers' Fan Festival

He entered from the stands, swaggering into Staples Center through the crowd like a prizefighter in dress slacks, pinstripe shirt and Clippers cap. A rap song screamed and the balding middle-aged man screamed with it, weaving through stunned and laughing fans with high-fives, fist pumps, chest bumps and gyrations. He was a human Lob City, a guy who leapt on the stage and threw down thunderous alley-oop cheers and promises and faith. He was part weird, part inspirational and, quite wonderfully, all Clipper. Meet Screamin' Steve Ballmer, the Wolf of Figueroa Street. "Boom, baby!" "We're going to be hard core! Hard core! Hard core!" "We're...

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