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Paul George on what Steve Ballmer tells Clippers all the time

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Los Angeles Clippers superstar Paul George has nothing but love for team owner Steve Ballmer.

After all, how could anyone on the Clippers not like Ballmer? He’s arguably the most passionate owner in NBA history.

George talked about his appreciation for Ballmer on the Knuckleheads podcast with former NBA players Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The Clippers star also revealed what Ballmer tells the players all the time.

“It’s about the culture that Steve Ballmer wants to build here,” Paul George said.

“He tells us multiple times that whatever that we need, or whatever is not in the locker room that y’all want, come to me. At the end of the day, I want this to be the destination for every player to want to come to. I want to build a history here. He understood the owner that was here before him, and he wants to separate himself from him. Honestly, it’s been a blessing.”

The Clippers won the 2019 offseason after signing two-time Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in free agency and acquiring George from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Now, for the first time in organizational history, the Clippers are legitimate title contenders with Leonard and George leading the way on the court and Ballmer running things from the front office.

Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, the Clippers were in second place in the West, though they did rack up a 2-1 record against the first-place Los Angeles Lakers.

When the “bubble” games start on July 30 at Walt Disney World, the Clippers and Lakers will meet for the fourth time this season. Most pundits would be shocked if the two teams don’t face off in the Western Conference Finals as well.