The Los Angeles Lakers may not be in the playoffs this year, but their locker room is still being put to use.
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has reportedly transformed the Lakers' locker room into a a lounge while his team battles the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Steve Ballmer has turned the Lakers' locker room into an "owner's lounge."
— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) April 20, 2015
To the victors go the spoils, apparently.
While this was probably more of a practical move than anything else, just the fact that Ballmer is using the Lakers' locker room for this purpose has many people tickled.
Can't spell Ballmer without Baller. RT @latbbolch Steve Ballmer has turned the Lakers' locker room into an "owner's lounge."
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) April 20, 2015
“@latbbolch: Steve Ballmer has turned the Lakers' locker room into an "owner's lounge."” There's no other use for it, right?
— KING CHRIS (@peacefullyChris) April 20, 2015
Best sign of the times in Los Angeles: The Lakers' Staples Center locker room has been converted to Steve Ballmer's lounge for the night.
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) April 20, 2015
While the Lakers are on vacation following the worst season in franchise history (the club finished with a 21-61 record), the Clippers are in the thick of the hunt for the Western Conference crown.
Los Angeles topped the San Antonio Spurs in the first game of their series, and suffice it to say Ballmer was pleased with what he saw.
It's been a breathtaking turn of events for the Clippers, who one year ago were caught in the middle of a nasty controversy thanks to comments made by former owner Donald Sterling. Now the team is the third seed in the Western Conference with a series lead over the defending champions.