Skip to comments.Attorney: Donald Sterling says no to Clippers deal, suit is on
Posted on 06/09/2014 7:15:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday.
"We have been instructed to prosecute the lawsuit," said attorney Maxwell Blecher. He said co-owner Donald Sterling would not be signing off on the deal to sell.
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Donald Stirling and Barack Obama have in common the consistency of their behavior. What a team.
Well at least tabloid TV now has it’s summer entertainment lineup.
Take the money and run. Go on, take the money and run.
My cousins law firm helped broker the deal, he isn’t going to be too happy about this..pass the popcorn :-)
It’s a negotiating ploy. Ballmer was going to pay a lot for Yahoo, but they kept moving the price. Maybe Sterling will only move the goal once. I can’t believe the prospect of a multi-year lawsuit is all that exciting to a man in his 80’s reputed to be in failing health due to cancer.
excellent. The NBA and their media cheerleaders bullied a sick old man. This will be fun to watch.
Doesn’t he have to demonstrate a forced sale for tax avoidance purposes? It could be as simple as that.
I think I’ll wait and see on this one.
This may just be a move by Sterling’s lawyer to encourage the NBA not to try to block the sale.
I would imagine that Sterling probably has a smart lawyer working on this.
What’s he going to do with another 2 billion at this point in his life. This may be his last chance to have some fun.
CNN is giddy.
Or he's just batshit crazy from dementia/alzheimers.
A smart person would take the money and run, laughing all the way to the bank.
Clippers News Network.
Not sure how it works..first he said he was OK with the deal but now changed his mind, things are about to get very interesting
Orville Redenbacher, please, cooked in organic coconut oil and lightly salted with Celtic Sea Salt!
Oh boy this is great!
I had Utz salt & pepper potato chips earlier today. Perhaps, I should stock up.
That’s a part of the Hydrazine family I have never really gotten along with.
I'll follow your advice when you are in a position to turn down a 2 billion dollar offer.
It’s not about the money. It’s about the fight.
This guy has more money than he could spend. And he is a notorious litigator. This will end up costing everyone, but him.
Because he doesn’t care.
Stir in the fact that his ex-wife wants it so obviously he DOESN’T.
” I cant believe the prospect of a multi-year lawsuit is all that exciting to a man in his 80s reputed to be in failing health due to cancer.”
I can! I just imagine he’s gaining personal strength doing what he’s doing. He doesn’t need the money and he won’t live to spend it, so why not Eff with all of the players and make some lawyers on both sides richer? Actually, in a perverse way, I like what he’s doing. While I thought what he said was reprehensible, I would defend his right to say what he said, particularly in view of the fact that it was a supposed private conversation.
I thought he was not in control of the team? He can say whatever he wants, but if he’s relinquished control, he doesn’t much of say in the matter.
he is being advised by people who only want the lawyer fees. He is being taken, and should have walked away with the 2 billion.
Generally I agree. but I think there is a big revenge aspect...and I hope he gets it.
> should have walked away with the 2 billion.
Where? He’s already got enough money to do whatever he wants anyway.
The guy is what, a hundred yeers old? Can’t take it with you, and he might not care much for his progeny. Already has Billions. Taking the NBA to court for a 1% chance of winning - priceless!
For the record, I don’t know a damn thing about this guy, other than what I’ve read. He could be the victim of an elaborate con. Who knows?
If he wants to stick it to the man; the powers that be, on his way out, he has every right.
Who’s got popcorn? I like REAL butter in mine. :-)
I also hope he gets it. He is a genuine jerk. But he hired blacks and paid them an enormous amount of money. He did not discriminate. A private conversation should not be used to make him sell his property. The race baiters can do this to anyone if they get away with this. Same with the gay mafia. Enough of this crap.
He wants the league to bleed
There were always be bidders and with a league settlement he’ll still gross 2bill
YOu left out the butter. As you know, salt does not stick to popcorn cooked in coconut oil.
That doesn’t look buttered. And I ain’t sharing a bowl with him. He’s weird.
#1 take 2 billion and walk away.
#2 spend 1 billion on lawyers fees only to eventually lose, and in the meantime be forced to sell the team for 1 billion. So when all the dust clears he will get zero.
which do you think is the better deal?
Think like a bitter 81 year old half insane billionaire.
My coconut oil disagrees with you. I’m not a butter fan, but I could spritz on a little bit of extra virgin olive oil!
Do you put the salt in the pan when you pop it in coconut oil?
That’s my reasoning exactly. 100%
What I do is pop the popcorn first, then throw it in a ziplock type container, throw in the sea salt, seal the lid, and shake it for a few seconds. It really does a great job evenly distributing the salt on the popcorn.
And George will drink alone. ;-)
I hope Sterling puts all those smug, self-righteous NBA execs and the slavering media and the prematurely-ambitious wifey and the already-forgotten girl friend and the lost-boy Magic Johnson, and the pathetic Comic-Oprah Winfrey, right back on their respective fannies.
Sterling will have an array of crackerjack attorneys that will make the NBA's mouthpieces look like a kindergarten T-Ball team.
I love a Trial of the Century. We haven't had one since Jodi Arias last year. Time for another.
The game's afoot, Watson! Don't forget to bring a bag of chips!
Or he doesn’t care about the money, why would he, and instead wants retribution from those who savagely attacked him and ruined his public life.
All this came about from a private conversation. He is entitled to privacy even if he’s wretched old man.
I hope he lays waste to the NBA for what they did.
I refuse 2 billion offers every day. In fact, I phone random people to ensure that before the day is out I have refused an other offer.