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Attorney: Donald Sterling says no to Clippers deal, suit is on
AP ^ | June 9, 2014

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: basketball; clippers; lawsuit; nba; sterling
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1 posted on 06/09/2014 7:15:03 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Donald Stirling and Barack Obama have in common the consistency of their behavior. What a team.


2 posted on 06/09/2014 7:19:42 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well at least tabloid TV now has it’s summer entertainment lineup.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 7:21:07 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Turning down a $2BILLION offer for a team worth $500 Million for the chance for a $1Billion lawsuit that has a 1% chance of winning shows this guy has caught some serious bugs from his squeeze.

Take the money and run. Go on, take the money and run.

4 posted on 06/09/2014 7:21:41 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My cousins law firm helped broker the deal, he isn’t going to be too happy about this..pass the popcorn :-)


5 posted on 06/09/2014 7:22:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 7:22:20 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ConservativeStatement

excellent. The NBA and their media cheerleaders bullied a sick old man. This will be fun to watch.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 7:22:40 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

ping


8 posted on 06/09/2014 7:23:14 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Doesn’t he have to demonstrate a forced sale for tax avoidance purposes? It could be as simple as that.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 7:23:50 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 7:24:12 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: FatherofFive

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.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: ConservativeStatement

CNN is giddy.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 7:25:06 PM PDT by AU72
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To: FatherofFive
Turning down a $2BILLION offer for a team worth $500 Million for the chance for a $1Billion lawsuit that has a 1% chance of winning shows this guy has caught some serious bugs from his squeeze.

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.

13 posted on 06/09/2014 7:25:39 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: AU72

Clippers News Network.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 7:26:37 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: NonValueAdded

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


15 posted on 06/09/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ConservativeStatement

Orville Redenbacher, please, cooked in organic coconut oil and lightly salted with Celtic Sea Salt!


16 posted on 06/09/2014 7:31:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh boy this is great!

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=animal+house+this+is+great&FORM=VIRE1#view=detail&mid=ACC1ADE16BF1D1E2F399ACC1ADE16BF1D1E2F399


17 posted on 06/09/2014 7:32:20 PM PDT by DManA
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To: ConservativeStatement

GAME ON!

ROFL


18 posted on 06/09/2014 7:32:42 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: usconservative

19 posted on 06/09/2014 7:33:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: DManA

20 posted on 06/09/2014 7:35:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I like Diamond Crystal Kosher salt, but Himalayan salt is also good. Found any morels this year Mr. Hydrazine?
21 posted on 06/09/2014 7:36:34 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I had Utz salt & pepper potato chips earlier today. Perhaps, I should stock up.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 7:37:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Fungi

That’s a part of the Hydrazine family I have never really gotten along with.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 7:38:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: FatherofFive
Go on, take the money and run.

I'll follow your advice when you are in a position to turn down a 2 billion dollar offer.

24 posted on 06/09/2014 7:38:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: FatherofFive

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.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 7:39:31 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: NonValueAdded

BINGORINGO!


26 posted on 06/09/2014 7:44:23 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: ConservativeStatement



27 posted on 06/09/2014 7:45:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Vermont Lt

Stir in the fact that his ex-wife wants it so obviously he DOESN’T.


28 posted on 06/09/2014 7:46:28 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Pearls Before Swine

” 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.”

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.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 7:51:02 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


30 posted on 06/09/2014 7:55:23 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: ConservativeStatement
what an idiot.

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.

31 posted on 06/09/2014 8:02:41 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Generally I agree. but I think there is a big revenge aspect...and I hope he gets it.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 8:06:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

> should have walked away with the 2 billion.

Where? He’s already got enough money to do whatever he wants anyway.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 8:10:17 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: FatherofFive

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. :-)


34 posted on 06/09/2014 8:18:58 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Norm Lenhart

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.


35 posted on 06/09/2014 8:21:04 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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36 posted on 06/09/2014 8:23:48 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Vermont Lt

Ditto

He wants the league to bleed

There were always be bidders and with a league settlement he’ll still gross 2bill


37 posted on 06/09/2014 8:28:45 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

YOu left out the butter. As you know, salt does not stick to popcorn cooked in coconut oil.


38 posted on 06/09/2014 8:28:46 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: skinkinthegrass

That doesn’t look buttered. And I ain’t sharing a bowl with him. He’s weird.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 8:29:47 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: glorgau
here was his options:

#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?

40 posted on 06/09/2014 8:34:22 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Think like a bitter 81 year old half insane billionaire.


41 posted on 06/09/2014 8:37:03 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SeaHawkFan

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!


42 posted on 06/09/2014 8:45:59 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Do you put the salt in the pan when you pop it in coconut oil?


43 posted on 06/09/2014 8:52:21 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: doug from upland

That’s my reasoning exactly. 100%


44 posted on 06/09/2014 9:08:33 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: AFreeBird; All

then; i'll eat alone.

45 posted on 06/09/2014 9:08:54 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: SeaHawkFan

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.


46 posted on 06/09/2014 9:17:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

And George will drink alone. ;-)


47 posted on 06/09/2014 9:18:36 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: ConservativeStatement; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Bob Ireland; Chigirl 26; ThomasMore; ...
I love it!

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!

Leni

48 posted on 06/09/2014 9:19:49 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


49 posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:52 PM PDT by DB
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To: hinckley buzzard

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.


50 posted on 06/09/2014 9:43:05 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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