Usually, the highlight of a trip like that entails desert vistas. This time, however, I had a chance to visit the stadium where the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl was held (and thanks to some friends at Infusionsoft, got to see a game there too).
It was kind of cool to watch a celebration of those just a little better than who they play against.
The best part came at the nine-minute mark, when he told the crowd:
"We're going to be hardcore. HARD-core. HARDCORE! We're going to get better everyday. We're going to be tenacious. Something knocks us down and we're going to get back and keep coming and coming and coming and coming. Did you watch these guys? That was hardcore! Hardcore baby! Nothing gets in our way, BOOM! Keep coming. HARD-core. The HARDCORE Clippers, that's us."
Speaking of hardcore ... For the record, Ballmer bought the Clippers for a $2 billion (four times the record sale for an NBA team, according to the LA Times).