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Steve Ballmer tried to stop Steph Curry, and failed

The owner of the Clippers tried to psych out a locked-in Curry. It did not go so well.

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There aren’t a lot of players who can stop Stephen Curry. Heck, there might not be any players who can stop the Golden State Warriors’ star point guard. Just ask DeAndre Jordan.

But if a player doesn’t have much of a chance, an owner really doesn’t. Steve Ballmer learned that the hard way.

The tech mogul and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was sitting courtside on Thursday when the Warriors beat the Clippers 134-127. He was sitting right near the three-point line, giving him the best seat in the house for a vintage Curry performance.

With Jordan and the rest of the team failing to stop Curry, Ballmer tried his hand. Or voice, as the case may be.

Well . . . he gave it his best shot, I suppose.

Ballmer tried to disrupt Curry’s rhythm, but failed just as much as the Clippers’ players did. Curry turned and said something to the former Microsoft CEO, and the two shared a laugh.

After the game, Curry said that he was well aware of Ballmer’s presence all game, and joked about how he was coaching up the Clippers from his seats.

Ballmer, for his part, recognized that his attempt was futile, and gave Curry credit.

The NBA remains the best.