As newsworthy developments go, the introduction of Chuck the Condor as the new Clippers mascot Monday night felt like a distant second in a surreal halftime scene.
The condor featuring a pink head, a blue beak and a gray body covered by a Clippers jersey jumped off a trampoline for a dunk. Pretty standard stuff. Then he held up a sign toward Clippers owner Steve Ballmer reading, "Your turn!"
Never one to back down to a challenge, Ballmer was game.
"We do what Chuck tells us to do," Ballmer told fans at Staples Center, promising free Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers to everyone in attendance if he was successful. "I'll...