Ballmer, who has quickly become one of the most hands-on owners in the NBA, couldn’t pass up a chance to get in on the action, and upped the ante by claiming that, if he could dunk, the entire 19,000-plus crowd at Staples would get free Converse shoes.
Despite the inherent risk and embarrassment of him falling or failing, Ballmer continues to surprise with his on- and off-court antics. His passion is undeniable, for better or worse.
It’s unclear what a condor has to do with the Clippers — it’s a California condor, to be precise — and the reaction on social media wasn’t exactly positive, to say the least. But the Clippers now join 26 other NBA teams with official mascots, leaving just the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets as the only three teams without mascots.
Jovan Buha covers the NBA for FOX Sports. Follow him on Twitter: @jovanbuha.