Posting full Wall Street Journal article because it's hidden by a pay wall, but I found a way around it.
LOS ANGELES-Thirty minutes before meeting the basketball team he bought for $2 billion, Steve Ballmer was pacing a Starbucks parking lot on Wilshire Boulevard.
His black Chevy SUV was headed to Beverly Hills, where he would face the players and coaches of the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time. He had never been to an event like this, he said later, and felt both elated and anxious.
To avoid arriving early, he stopped for a giant ice tea. "What are the dynamics....
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