Skip to comments.Donald Sterling Reportedly Will Sue NBA If Forced to Sell Clippers
Posted on 04/30/2014 10:25:09 PM PDT by Red Steel
Like with any other situation that has arisen over the past several decades, Donald Sterling plans to do everything he can to keep his team.
After having the hammer slammed on him Tuesday, the current Los Angeles Clippers owner is set to fight the judgement from Adam Silver. The penalties handed down included Sterling receiving a lifetime ban from the NBA and being fined $2.5 million, and Silver said he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise.
Sterling plans to sue the NBA if the owners do ultimately vote to force him to sell the Clippers, per Kevin Armstrong, Bill Madden and Teri Thompson of The New York Daily News:
Donald Sterling wont go down without a fight, according to an NBA executive who is close to the disgraced owner of the Clippers, and will sue the NBA if the other 29 owners vote to force him to sell.
"The wheels are in motion to remove Sterling, a process that the executive said Wednesday night would lead to a lawsuit by the disgraced owner, possibly tying up the future of the team for years.
He is not going to sell the team, the executive said. "
Another source close to the situation also said, "Hell sue and itll take years to settle," according to the report.
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It’s not satire.
We discussed this earlier. We’ll see. I disagree with what he said but I think it’s horrible how he’s being treated.
interesting that a few weeks ago hank aaron made some incredibly racist statements and most, at worst, brushed it off as an old black man shooting his mouth off, but nothing more.
What he said was wrong, but he’s not the only one with dirty hands. If I were Donald Sterling, I’d hire PI’s of my own to investigate this V-babe, Magic Johnson among others.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but he had every reason to NOT want his GF hanging around with Magic Johnson. Or any of his posse.
He DIDN'T say he didn't want "black people to come to games".
He's stupid, but not THAT stupid.
For the record he IS a racist.
No secret there. And it's been known for decades.
Totally agree. Funny how the picture is there of Magic and then, this setup is suspicious. I’ve been calling it entrapment if that is the correct word.
You can lead a lot of people to say something.
If I were Donald Sterling, Id hire PIs of my own to investigate this V-babe, Magic Johnson among others.
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If he wouldn’t be accused of being vindictive it would sure be great if he found a conspiracy between MJ, OW etal trying to get the team.
The beauty would be watching them ‘squirm’ as others demanded MJ be stripped of his Dodger ownership because of the ‘conspiracy’.
Then to save herself, OW could spill the beans on how Chicago ‘personalities’ coerced her and BO to bribe the Olympic committee .... Then the Chicago ‘personalities’ would ‘close the case’ BEFORE it really got started...
I am humming the tune from “The Man from La Mancha”
This is like planning how to spend the 400 mill lotto...<:
V-Girl may want to get herself tested, for ‘whatever’. Somewhere, there are a series of tapes or videos showing Magic and V-Girl chatting over drinks. If she is as coniving as I credit her for she had a friend of a friend record those meetings for her own protection. Would’nt it be funny if she ended up blackmailing the black male with evidence from his own caper? Stay tuned. I predict a couple of movies will come out of this, maybe even a popular dance. Do the Lucy-Watusi!!
Found lying, naked in a bathtub half full of water with a needle sticking out of her arm.
Not unless in a very non political way she is Vince Fostered to a nearby park.
If he was forced to sell the team, couldn’t he sell his ownership to his wife? How could the NBA force the sale if his wife owns 50% of the team? They can’t persecute her for her husbands comments.
True! Rush had that on today about Sterling and his gift of 3 million to UCLA.
Sterling is an imp and a player. He already is smiling at the chance to chew up the NBA front office and their legal team. Sterling is tired of those 20 mil a year crybabies getting all the fame. Now he gets to take jump shots and run out the clock in California courts
Seems like the senile old coot billionaire was illegally recorded, entrapped, and conspired against to have his team removed from his control and subject to sale against his will with the perpetrators braying about it in plain sight.
I assume even if he is forced to sell, the co conspirators cant name the price.
Whats to stop him from saying sure the team is for sale, FOR A TRILLION DOLLARS.
The NBA is going to wish they never opened up this can of worms, a three day investigation by that dweeb Silver isnt going to stand up very well in court.
Pathetic bunch of losers and imbeciles from top to bottom, even Chavez and Maduro wouldnt try to pull a stunt like this.
The owners are about to experience an unprecedented drop in attendance to boot, EBT cards dont buy many tickets.
It might be interesting if Sterling had the background of Silver probed. I suspect there’s some incidents or predilections that aren’t ready for prime time there. The man’s resume looks a bit “light” looking at a well known law firm and at least one of its sponsorships. That might be far more damaging for the NBA’s reputation.
He DIDN'T say he didn't want "black people to come to games".
What he did say was, he didn't want her photographed with blacks and didn't want her bringing blacks to his games. And, when she tried to focus the issue by adducing a hypothetical photo-op of her with Larry Bird (who is white), he dismissed her as a "big fighter" and refused to engage the nub of the issue.
That said, may God damn the NBA commissioner and such owners as may vote to evict Sterling. This was a private conversation, unfairly leaked! Let's see how much money they can piss away in court!
A disturbing coincidence in this case: Sterling, Rochelle Stein, his wife of nearly half a century, and V-Dot all went to the same high school!
Don and Rocky graduated in 1952, and V-Dot, aka Maria Vanessa Perez, in 2000. Too funny!
Don Tokowitz == Donald Sterling. And, yes, Sterling, like his hot gf, legally changed his name.
As I predicted. This tells you right here that no $2.5 million fine will ever be paid.
I swear as I don’t have any thing close to a law degree, I could defend this guy in court.
Step 1: Hire a black attorney.
My opening statement in the courtroom would be: “Your honor and people of the jury: I have no trouble saying that my client, the defendant has paid more and done more for the black community that anyone else in this room...”
Step 2: Get all recordings ruled in-admissible.
Since the lawyer would have already had the tapes ruled in-admissible in court, later on go with: “...we are dealing with a lawsuit based on illegal actions. I submit as evidence ‘A’ being the counter-suit now ongoing that we have with the company known as ‘TMZ’ for malice and defamation...”
Step 3: Get Ms. “She ain’t lookin for a broke ...” Golddigger on the stand to testify. And then lets talk character assasination.
Yeah, I’d knock this one out of the park. They might want to quietly settle with this guy and make this problem go away. And young Mr. Silver should also realized that his little money makers (and loud mouths that back them) won’t stop with Sterling’s scalp. What you have are ‘inmates running the asylum’, and its about to get out of control.
The timing of this release, and the target(s) is all too suspicious. My next prediction: Expect to see famed attorney Gloria Alred make an appearance soon.
It is easy to come to the conclusion he was set up. His mistress is hanging out with Magic Johnson, a man who got HIV cheating on his wife. (And another girl flashing gang signs in the picture).
He says he doesn’t like her hanging out with a younger but HIV infected womanizer, and black people in general.
He’s branded a racist and told he can’t go into facilities his team plays in or own the team.
Yet they did nothing when he was sued and lost for millions for not renting to blacks and Hispanics in multi-family properties he owned.
Who is one of the first prospective buyers of the team Sterling owns? Magic Johnson, who magically already has a billion dollars in backing. The same guy who was in the photo with his mistress that she tweeted and sent to Instagram. The same girl who was recording the phone calls AND had the information to send the recording to TMZ.
He may be a racist, but this looks like an orchestrated campaign to deprive him of a billion dollars worth of property.
No due process. No option to defend himself. No inquiry. Just a “make him sell it, now”.
He also needs to sue the tart he was a boinkin' for recording a private conversation without his consent.
THEN he needs to sue TMZ (or whoever it was) for publicizing a recording that was illegally obtained.
I think when you’re a public person and you’re at the center of a PR controversy this is how you get treated. He has to have known for a long time that his attitude doesn’t sell with the public and could be an issue, he got sued for this attitude by the fed 8 years ago and lost. He could have changed, or he could have learned to never express that part of himself, not to mention he could have not had a girlfriend and a wife. There were many paths to him not having this issue, he took none, the only question at that point was whether or not he’d live long enough to have it blow up in his face. Turns out he did.