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Watch Steve Ballmer Lose His Sh*t Over How 'Hardcore' The Clippers Are

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When Steve Ballmer gets excited, he doesn't hold back at all. Remember when the former Microsoft CEO was a sweaty mess when he screamed "developers" over and over again on stage at an event? (If you don't, you can watch it here in all its glory.) But now his new chant is "hardcore."

At a Clippers fan rally today where Ballmer was formally introduced as the team's new owner, he was hardcore indeed as he walked out to the stage to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" blasting in the background, while high-fiving everyone hard enough to break off their arms.

He kept screaming out, "I can't hear you!" to the crowd. Then he proceeded to yell out "hardcore" so many times we lost count. "We’re going to be hardcore. Hardcore. Haaaaardcoooore!" he shouted.

"Hardcore, baby. Nothing gets in our way. Boom! We’ll keep coming. Hardcore Clippers—that’s us."

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He said this as all the Clippers players tried not to laugh in the background. You can see Ballmer start his speech at the 2:48:00-mark in the video below and his "hardcore" chant at the 2:56:55-mark.

Never change, Ballmer. Never change.