The former Microsoft CEO and Los Angeles Clippers owner found himself on national TV and later in memes after the cameras showed Ballmer not looking so happy toward the end of Utah’s 105-98 win over L.A. on Sunday.
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Steve Ballmer: There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.
10 years later. pic.twitter.com/jZbn0vxxbf
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Utah’s playoff win, its first at home since 2010, evened the best-of-seven series at 2-2. The Clippers are playing without star forward Blake Griffin, who is out for the playoffs after injuring his toe during Game 3. The team, which Ballmer bought for $2 billion in 2014, has had rough luck during the postseason over the past few years. Griffin was also injured during last year’s playoffs, as was fellow star Chris Paul. The Clippers also blew a 3-1 lead to Memphis in 2015.
Ballmer is staying busy after retiring from Microsoft in 2014, helping run the Clippers and new projects like USAFacts, a new non-profit he just launched that is releasing a series of detailed statistical reports on local, state and federal governments to show how the country is being run.