After leaving Microsoft, a glum Steve Ballmer binged on ‘The Good Wife’

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The Wall Street Journal has published a fascinating look at the post-Microsoft life of former CEO Steve Ballmer, who spent 34 years at the company before stepping down in February and later buying the LA Clippers basketball team. Ballmer reportedly watched 100 episodes of The Good Wife in two weeks at home in an “atypical glum mood” before deciding what to do with his new-found free time.

“Steve is my favorite. I would have considered a lower bid to get him as the owner.”

But once he’d settled on buying the Clippers following the fallout from racist remarks made by previous owner Donald Sterling, Ballmer was by no means confident he’d get his team. “Oprah? How do I compete with her?” he reportedly asked his advisers after finding out…

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