Looks like Steve Ballmer and several other basketball-loving local investors led by Chris Hansen are going to get their wish, in the form of an NBA team they can relocate to Seattle. ESPN is reporting that the Sacramento Kings’ current owners have agreed to sell, and NBA sources tell Yahoo Sports they’ll approve the relocation. Read More
It’s been a good week for fans of Steve Ballmer. First came his unexpected appearance at CES, barreling onstage like a dorky linebacker. And today, GeekWire reports that he and other investors are nearing a deal that’ll bring NBA basketball back to Seattle.
Everyone point your pointer fingers up in the air and wave ‘em around! (That’s the Ballmer dance.) Read More
Steve “Sweaty” Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, was not slated to give the preshow keynote this year at CES. So fancy our surprise when he came running out, pointer fingers dancing wildly in the air, to join Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs on stage. Mr. Ballmer did his best goofy Steve Ballmer impression, waggling his tongue as he placed his outstretched and no doubt moist hand into Mr. Jacobs’. Read More
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently topped a Forbes list naming the CEOs who should have already been fired, calling him “the worst CEO of a large publicly traded American company today.” Ouch.
We leave ranking his leadership abilities up to the glossies, but what we do consider ourselves experts in is his hype man skills. In fact, we dare say that Mr. Ballmer is the Best Hype Man of All Time. YouTube is an unending well of Ballmer gold. And as Deadspin editor Erik Malinowski put it, “He really is a national treasure.”
So without further ado, we present to you the five best Steve Ballmer videos of all time. Read More