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L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer gets down to Fergie

Steve Ballmer

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Everybody do the Ballmer!

Steve Ballmer is an intense dude. You don’t graduate magna cum laude from Harvard, run Microsoft for 13 years, and buy the L.A. Clippers from forced-out racist Donald Sterling without being an intense dude.

Ballmer’s intensity doesn’t stop at the edge of the dance floor. During Fergie’s performance of her song “L.A. Love (La La)” at a Clippers-Lakers game at the Staples Center on Wednesday, Ballmer’s courtside moves were undeniably one of a kind.

“I’ll put it this way,” Clippers power forward Blake Griffin told the Los Angeles Times. “He danced exactly how I expected him to.”

Why exactly might Griffin have expected Ballmer to dance like that? It may have something to do with how Ballmer feels about software developers.

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Or even just pretty much anything he loves.

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Photo via Microsoft Sweden/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)

Aaron Sankin

Aaron Sankin

Aaron Sankin is a former Senior Staff Writer at the Daily Dot who covered the intersection of politics, technology, online privacy, Twitter bots, and the role of dank memes in popular culture. He lives in Seattle, Washington. He joined the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2016.