With Satya Nadella completing the ALS awareness Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday and Bill Gates finishing the task Friday, only Steve Ballmer was left to take the challenge for all three current or former Microsoft CEOs to do so – and now he's done just that.
Ballmer tweeted a video of himself taking the challenge, uploading it to what appears to be a new YouTube account with the username "SteveBClippers" (Ballmer finalized his $2 billion purchase of the National Basketball Association's L.A. Clippers this week). The former Microsoft CEO was challenged to dump a bucket of ice water on his head in the name of ALS awareness by Clippers player Spencer Hawes, and he passed the challenge on to team coach Doc Rivers, former UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel and Hal Wright (it's not immediately clear which Wright Ballmer referred to).
The video lacks the flair of Gates' all-out take on the challenge, though it is noteworthy in that Ballmer revealed it from his seldom-used Twitter account. Ballmer last tweeted from the account on May 16, when he wrote advice to USC MBA graduates after delivering a commencement speech at the school. The video's name, "WP 20140815 001," also indicates Ballmer is keeping his undying Microsoft allegiance, as it uses the Windows Phone automatic naming scheme of "WP" followed by date information.
Source: Steve Ballmer (YouTube)