Skip to comments.Sterling Refuses to Pay NBA Fine
Posted on 05/15/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT by lbryce
A letter from Donald Sterlings lawyer reveals that the Los Angeles Clippers owner is refusing to pay the $2.5 million fine levied against him by the NBA. USA Today reports that his attorney, Maxwell M. Blecher, wrote in a letter to the NBA that Sterling has no intention of paying the fine. Moreover, the letter argues Sterling doesnt deserve "any punishment at all" for his racist remarks that were made public last month. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is currently working to force Sterling out of the NBA.
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Give ‘Em Hell, Donald.
Good for him.
What is the point in paying the fine if the only reward for doing so is banishment?
Caught this little bit of Mark Levin’s show on Tuesday night. Interesting listen if you have 10 min you can spare.
Not defending what Sterling said, but I do think the commissioner instituted a huge rush to judgement.
This story hit the internet early on a Saturday morning. By the next Tuesday afternoon, the commissioner had handed down what amounts to a “death penalty” against Sterling.
This story is not over by a long shot. Sterling’s estranged wife actually is a part owner of the team, and wants to keep her piece. Some players have said that nobody in the Sterling family should own this team.
Forcing a sale of the team could be a legal quagmire for the NBA.
And some players have said they won’t play next season if the sale of the Clippers hasn’t happened by then.
Get popcorn. This could get really interesting.
I was shocked by Sterling’s comments, but, feel that the penalty is excessive. I hope Sterling exercises all his legal rights, whatever they are. The NBA is acting all holier than thou about this crap, and may find that they opened up a Pandora’s box instead.
He said it in private. It didn’t affect the way he handles the team. Good for him. I am so tired of the thought police.
Key point, really.
Anyone else and someone would be screeching about illegal wiretap or something like it.
There is a privacy issue here.
As far as the NBA goes, I wouldn't pay them a nickel.
Not only do they face a fight with Donald Sterling, it appears that they would face a fight with his wife as well.
Within a few hours after the NBA commissioner announced the fine there were pundits explaining that the NBA had no authority to impose the fine.
Say what you will about Donald Sterling but the guy didn’t build a fortune worth 1.2 billion $ because he was stupid.
One other thing. Screw Lebron James’s homely looking ass. Let him choose not to play in the NBA next year. He can always co-star in Mikey Sams reality TV show on the Oprah network.
The NBA will just withold it from his TV payouts. Sterling is finding out that the NBA is a lot like the federal government...
Good for him! Tell ‘em where to put their fine, big guy.
The NBA doesn't mean anything, it is simply entertainment. Sterling is this season's entertainment.
There are a group of people that want that team, BADLY....
I believe this was all pre-planned, and likely illegal.
Wiretapping is against California Law, I understand.
SO WHY IS NO ONE IN JAIL, YET?
There’s no drama in the playoffs, everybody knows the Heat are going to win, again.
Don’t back down, Sterling.
They only did this to make it look like they were taking the situation more seriously than anything in the history of the NBA -- just to make the racial malcontents shut up. Now that the story is out of the news, it doesn't really matter to the NBA leadership who the hell owns that team.