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Steve Ballmer is pretty damn fired up about Kawhi Leonard, Paul George (VIDEO)

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Paul George, left, and Kawhi Leonard attend a press conference in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Nearly three weeks after the native Southern California superstars shook up the NBA by teaming up with the Los Angeles Clippers, the dynamic duo makes its first public appearance. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

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Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has a history of loud, crazy antics on stage in his time at Microsoft.

He brought all that energy to the Clippers, and it showed on Wednesday when the team officially introduced Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as the newest members of the franchise.

NBC’s own Tom Haberstroh had the best reaction.

Laugh if you want — Ballmer will laugh at himself — but if you’re a player, don’t you want a team governor/owner/whatever who gets this hyped about your arrival?

Leonard started out his speech with the line of the day while thanking Raptors fans.

As for why Leonard chose the Clippers over the more glamorous cross-hall Lakers:

The Clippers intro video was damn good, too.