Shalom Life | May 03, 2015

WATCH: Ten Times Steve Ballmer's Gone Absolutely Crazy

With Game 7 of the Clippers-Spurs series taking place tomorrow, expect the business mogul and Clippers owner to be in full spirits

By: Daniel Koren

Published: May 1st, 2015 in Sports » Local

Tomorrow is Game 7 of definitely the most exciting series of the first round of these NBA 2015 playoffs: the San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers.

Already, we've seen Jewish business mogul Steve Ballmer - who bought the Clippers for $2 billion after the whole disgraced Donald Sterling fiasco - in playoff mode - his very loud personality intact - cheering on his team, demonstrating his sheer passion, energy, and disinterest in matters such as subtly and grace.

In fact, since he's joined the Clippers just last year, Ballmer's already displayed his zealousness for NBA basketball, the arduous likes of which we haven't seen since Steve Ballmer - when he owned Microsoft.

Off the bat, Ballmer proved to residents of Los Angeles that he'd bring the same ferocity in which he owned the computer giant, to his tenure as owner of the Clippers:


After all, in an interview with Bloomberg, Ballmer confirmed his desire for the Clippers to be "hardcore," just like their owner. Of course, no one on the team has yet do demonstrate anything as hardcore as this:

Sweet dance moves, bro.

Now, in full-fledged playoff mode, Ballmer continues to show off his unparalleled intensity, cheering off his Clippers louder than any fan at the Staples Center.

He's also demonstrated his emotional stability at these games, or lack thereof:


Which obviously sparked several memes...

You've seen sad Ballmer. Here's happy Ballmer, cheering on the Clips and going apeshit during Game 1 of the playoff series following a dunk, and block, from superstar Blake Griffin:

And, lest not forget that, in the wake of the Clippers success, Ballmer made a ballsy move by transforming the Lakers change room into an 'Owners Lounge.'


Of course, as the CEO of Microsoft, Ballmer is notorious for proving to millions around the world that tech moguls don't have to boring, nerdy geeks. Au contraire, through Ballmer's unprecedented, and unbridled, levels of enthusiasm, he helped keep Microsoft in the headlines even when it couldn't compete with its main adversary, Apple.

Here's five such times where Ballmer made us all happy thanks to his sheer energy, volume, and passion as CEO of Microsoft:

Developers, developers, developers. Never before has repetition proved to be such an effective stylistic device. Furthermore, you can't help but look away from Ballmer, drenched in sweat, as he adequately displays his unequivocal passion for Microsoft.

Dude, can you imagine how fun it would be to take a couple l'chaims with this guy? Believe me, that would be one Friday night you'd definitely remember.

Then there was this:

No words.

You'll also recall, with fondness, when Ballmer made this promo for Microsoft in 1986, touting the benefits of Windows 1.0. Oh man. Those were the days.


If you aren't satisfied with super stoked Ballmer in 1986, thinking, 'he could definitely be louder, more vocal, more energetic, more Steve Balmer," then you were right:


Needless to say, tomorrow night's game, seeing Ballmer in his first Game 7 of the NBA playoffs, is going to be pretty, pretty wild. What crazy shenanigans we willll witness, and what incredibly blatant emotional state he'll be in, we'll have to wait to see. Knowing Ballmer though, as we can see from several examples, he'll either be crying his ass off, or be the most excited and animated person at the Staples Center.

Tip-off's at 8PM.

Israeli Tennis Star Shahar Pe'er Says She Still Believes in Herself Trending This Jewish Offensive Lineman Could Be Your New Favorite NFL Star Trending Disabled IDF Soldier Crowned World Champion After London Marathon Trending
 

WATCH: Ten Times Steve Ballmer's Gone Absolutely Crazy

May 01, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
WATCH: Ten Times Steve Ballmer's Gone Absolutely Crazy

With Game 7 of the Clippers-Spurs series taking place tomorrow, expect the business mogul and Clippers owner to be in full spirits

Read More

Former Staff Member Suing Al-Jazeera for Sexism & Both anti-American, and anti-Semitic, Statements

May 01, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Former Staff Member Suing Al-Jazeera for Sexism & Both anti-American, and anti-Semitic, Statements

The former employee claims his boss would exclude women, and said that "whoever supports Israel should die a fiery death in hell"

Read More

French Muslim Teen Sent Home For Wearing Modest Skirt

May 01, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
French Muslim Teen Sent Home For Wearing Modest Skirt

In an attempt to preserve secularism, a Muslim girl was sent home for wearing a skirt deemed too modest and a sign of her faith

Read More

Israeli Tennis Star Shahar Pe'er Says She Still Believes in Herself

May 01, 2015 | By Nadav Zenziper
Israeli Tennis Star Shahar Pe'er Says She Still Believes in Herself

While Israel's leading female tennis player has had a few rough years, she's determined to get back on form

Read More

History Made as Public Transportation Finally Offered in Jerusalem on Shabbat

May 01, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
History Made as Public Transportation Finally Offered in Jerusalem on Shabbat

The 'Shabus' will be available to members of a cooperative, and will be driven by non-Jewish drivers

Read More

Israeli Tech Helps Power World's First 3D Printed Car

May 01, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
Israeli Tech Helps Power World's First 3D Printed Car

A project made possible thanks to Autodesk Inc., Massivit, and Local Motors, the 'Strati' will be turning heads at Tel Aviv's EcoMotion show

Read More

This Jewish Offensive Lineman Could Be Your New Favorite NFL Star

May 01, 2015 | By Caitlin Marceau
This Jewish Offensive Lineman Could Be Your New Favorite NFL Star

300 lb., 6-foot-4 Alexander Marpet from Hobart College might just have the heart, and talent, the National Football League is looking for

Read More

Microsoft Acquires Israeli Surface 3 Pen Technology

May 01, 2015 | By Daniel Koren
Microsoft Acquires Israeli Surface 3 Pen Technology

The computer giant has purchased the pen-sensing technology developed by long-time partner N-trig

Read More

More Headlines