VIDEO: Clippers owner Steve Ballmer’s heartbroken reaction to Paul George free throw miss
The Los Angeles Clippers fell short in Game 4, and nobody’s more disappointed than their team owner Steve Ballmer.
With the Clippers down three points with just a shade over six seconds remaining, Paul George had two free throws to potentially inch LA closer to overtime. Unfortunately, PG was a little short on the attempt, as it clanked on the front rim before trickling out. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, who was watching from directly under the basket, was caught grimacing after the miss.
STEVE BALLMER 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/TpKwn5s4Z4
— David Portillo (@D_Portillo_0) June 27, 2021
They superzoom'd on Steve Ballmer immediately after PG missed the free throw pic.twitter.com/NzV5sDhPJb
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) June 27, 2021
You just hate to see it. Steve Ballmer has been one of the more delightful sideline figures during games, and to see him disappointed is just rough. His Clippers are just one game away from elimination and an even more depressed sideline Steve.
Beyond just that solitary miss, Paul George played poorly throughout Game 4. The Clippers star finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, but he made just five of his 20 attempts. It was just that kind of night for both sides, as LA shot 32.5% from the field, while Phoenix wasn’t much better at 36.0%.
The Clippers desperately need Kawhi Leonard back in a big way for Game 5. But with his status uncertain for that one, Paul George will have to bounce back from his brutal outing to scrape out a win in Phoenix.