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  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says Blake Griffin will face some consequences

    02/04/2016 12:37:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2016 | Dylan Hernandez
    ... In his first interview since Blake Griffin punched out the team's assistant equipment manager, the Clippers owner [Steve Ballmer] sounded as if he was prepared to discipline his All-Star forward. Asked Wednesday night if he felt it necessary for the Clippers to take the kind of action that would represent what they stand for, Ballmer didn't hesitate. "There need to be consequences," he said. "It's the right thing to do." ...
  • Blake Griffin hurt his right hand in an altercation with a Clippers equipment staff member

    01/26/2016 9:36:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 26, 2016 | Ben Bolch
    Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin injured his right hand throwing a punch during an altercation with a member of the team's traveling party over the weekend and will be sidelined a few more weeks. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would not divulge whether there would be any discipline involved as a result of the incident but said he would more fully address the situation before his team plays the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The equipment staff member involved in the altercation has not been fired, a team spokesman said.
  • New Owner Steve Ballmer Goes Nuts After Clippers’ Last-Second Series Win Over Spurs(Video)

    05/10/2015 5:40:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Total Sports ^ | 05/03/2015 | Joseph On
    Businessman and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is known for his passionate outbursts in all spheres of his life, including the success of his team. So after last night’s incredibly exciting buzzer-beating game-winning shot by the Clippers’ Chris Paul, he Ballmered out all over the place – surprising no one, but delighting everyone (except for Spurs fans).You can’t really blame Steve Ballmer for reacting as he did. Even fans who don’t have any financial interest in the LA Clippers were probably losing their minds after Chris Paul took the game away from the Spurs with just a single second...
  • Woman loses home, other gifts to wife of ex-Clippers owner

    04/15/2015 10:26:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Jjuno News / The Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2015 | Brian Melley
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team. Shelly Sterling's victory Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court will force V. Stiviano to surrender a $1.8 million duplex and return $800,000 lavished on her in cash handouts and several luxury cars, including a Ferrari, during a shadowy relationship....
  • Down and out in Beverly Hills: V Stiviano forced to swap Ferrari for battered Hyundai [tr]

    05/01/2015 7:01:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2015 | David McCormack
    A downcast looking V. Stiviano has been pictured moving her belongings out of the $1.8 million Spanish-style duplex that a LA judge ordered to hand back to Donald and Shelly Sterling earlier this month. Sterling's alleged former mistress has suffered a dramatic fall from grace in recent weeks losing not just the expensive condo, but a total of $2.6 million in sugar daddy gifts. Stiviano, 32, looked less than happy on Thursday as she helped several heavily-tattooed young men put her possessions in a converted mailing truck that had graffiti all over it.
  • Miller: Ballmer is over the top, claims Clippers will be too

    08/23/2014 12:00:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | August 18, 2014 | Jeff Miller
    LOS ANGELES -- There's only one place to correctly start this column and that's with the scene because it was, honestly, something to be seen. Steve Ballmer officially arrived here Monday -- showing up several weeks after his reputation did, Ballmer's reputation being that, as a public speaker, he's passionate, motivating and spirited. Or, said another way, he's as outrageous as someone who has had one too many drinks or one too few meds.
  • V. Stiviano says Donald Sterling is gay, and that she helped him hide it

    08/22/2014 9:21:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 21, 2014 | Nancy Dillon
    Donald Sterling's former assistant claims she never had sex with the billionaire bigot because he’s homosexual — and she was his beard. V. Stiviano made the bombshell allegation in court paperwork filed Thursday as an answer to a prior lawsuit filed by Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, a source told the Daily News.
  • Steve Ballmer Explains Why He Paid $2 Billion For An NBA Team

    08/19/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/19/2014 | Cork Gaines
    Steve Ballmer is fired up about owning the Clippers. When Steve Ballmer agreed to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for a reported $2 billion, many felt he was overpaying for the franchise simply because the team was a toy he wanted and he was willing to pay whatever it took to make that happen.When comparing the sale price to the team's revenues and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization), it does appear that Ballmer's bid was completely out of whack with what others have paid for NBA teams in recent years.Ballmer addressed this issue on "The Dan...
  • Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

    08/12/2014 11:55:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | August 12, 2014 | Beth Harris
    Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise to the former Microsoft CEO. Her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought the sale of the team he owned since 1981 in court.
  • Judge rules against Donald Sterling, OKs Clippers' record-setting $2 billion sale

    07/28/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/28/2014 | AP
    LOS ANGELES -- A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. "I can't believe it's over. I feel good," she said. Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale of the team after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks. She sought approval from a probate judge...
  • Donald Sterling Calls Shelly 'Pig,' Says He'd Never Sell Clippers

    07/10/2014 11:16:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | July 9, 2014 | James Herbert
    Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling testified again on Wednesday and, just like on Tuesday, he was combative. Sterling said the NBA was worse than any other corporation in America, called himself sports' most punished man, essentially accused ex-NBA commissioner of stealing money and called his wife, Shelly, a "pig" after she got off the stand. The judge predicted the trial would not end by July 15, when a league board of governors meeting is scheduled on the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer. Here's how it went down:
  • Donald Sterling Goes on Attack in Court Hearing on Clippers Sale

    07/09/2014 2:27:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/8 | JAMES RAINEY AND EVERETT COOK
    Donald Sterling railed on the witness stand Tuesday against the doctors who deemed him mentally incompetent, the executives who bounced him out of the NBA and the opposing lawyer who struggled to get him to answer a question. Sterling was consistently combative during his hourlong testimony that came as he fights to keep ownership of the Clippers. He briefly cried when he professed his devotion to his wife, Shelly. He predicted he would win a $9-billion judgment in an antitrust case he filed against the pro basketball league and would one day sell the team for as much as $5...
  • Shelly Sterling's Attorney Says Donald Made Death Threat

    06/19/2014 7:21:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Shelly Sterling's Attorney Says Donald Made Death Threat
  • Shelly Sterling Seeks Protections for Witnesses

    06/19/2014 10:44:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 | Tami Abdollah
    Shelly Sterling's potentially record-breaking deal with Ballmer was struck after Donald Sterling's racist remarks to a girlfriend were recorded and publicized.In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, right, sits with his wife Rochelle during the Clippers NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. Shelly Sterling's attorneys will ask a judge Thursday to order Donald Sterling and his attorneys to stop threatening, harassing or intimidating his wife's legal team and the doctors who determined the Los Angeles Clippers' co-owner was mentally incapacitated. A person with knowledge of the legal proceedings told...
  • Attorney: Donald Sterling says no to Clippers deal, suit is on

    06/09/2014 7:15:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    AP ^ | June 9, 2014
    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.
  • Donald Sterling's Last Laugh: Tax-Free $2 Billion Clippers Sale

    06/06/2014 10:27:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | Robert W. Wood
    L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling seems to be sitting pretty. Sure, he endured bad press and probably would not have sold the team were it not for the NBA action. He may not even get to do his own negotiating, since the NBA stepped in. But a $2 billion sale to Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer isn’t half bad. Still, taxes could eat a big piece of his outsize profit. With these high numbers and Sterling’s advanced age, income and estate taxes look bleak, but are they? First, let’s take income tax. Mr. Sterling only paid $12.5 million for the Clippers in...
  • Sterling Agrees to Sell Clippers to Ballmer for $2B, Drops Lawsuit

    06/04/2014 3:47:09 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 48 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 5/4/14 | Christina Cocca
    Donald Sterling officially announced Wednesday that he, the NBA and his estranged wife Shelly have agreed to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion and various additional benefits, Sterling's lawyer told NBC News. All disputes and outstanding issues have been resolved, and the $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA Sterling filed last week has been dropped, Sterling's lawyer Bobby Samini told NBC News exclusively. Sterling told NBC4 in an exclusive interview on Tuesday he was ready to "move on" from the team. "I feel fabulous, I feel very good. Everything is just the way it should...
  • The best of Steve Ballmer (Clippers new owner, former Microsoft CEO)

    06/02/2014 2:55:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 22, 2008 | Uploaded by mekintosz7
    The best of Steve Ballmer
  • Sterling’s Gal Pal V Stiviano Brutally Beaten Up In NYC Lawyer Claims — Called The ‘N Word’

    06/02/2014 12:03:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Radar Online ^ | June 1, 2014 | Jen Heger, Assistant Managing Editor
    The woman at the center of the Donald Sterling racism scandal, the ex-Los Angeles Clippers owner’s gal pal V Stiviano, was badly beaten up by two white men in New York City on Sunday night, her lawyer has confirmed exclusively to RadarOnline. Around 7pm, as Stiviano was leaving the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, “two white men descended on her,” attorney Mac Nehorary said. “They were about 5’7 and they knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the N word. “Other disgusting slurs were made against her. She was able to run away...
  • BUSTED: Donald Sterling’s EX Mocks Blacks On Tape, ‘They Do Stupid S*** Like Buy Rims’

    06/02/2014 12:54:05 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 5/31/14
    How’s this for irony … V. Stiviano said a bunch of racist stuff about black people — and TMZ Sports has the footage. Among the lowlights … – “I don’t understand black people. You give them a little bit of money, they don’t know what to do with it.”
  • V. Stiviano: Mocking Black People On Tape (Oh how the tables turn)

    05/31/2014 3:31:02 PM PDT · by equalator · 29 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5-31-2014 | Staff
    How's this for irony ... V. Stiviano said a bunch of racist stuff about black people -- and TMZ Sports has the footage. Among the lowlights ... -- "I don't understand black people. You give them a little bit of money, they don't know what to do with it." -- "[Black people] just act crazy ... they're like, 'Yo, I wanna put extra rims on top of my rims. And my rims are gonna turn around. I'm gonna call them spinners.'" The footage was shot back in 2011 as part of a reality show pilot about gold diggers -- V....
  • Why Steve Ballmer Overpaid for the L.A. Clippers: It's Not About Money Any more

    05/31/2014 10:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 05/31/2014 | Daniel Kline
    Before former Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) CEO's just-announced deal to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, the previous record high price for an NBA team was the $550 million paid earlier this month for the Milwaukee Bucks. The amount Ballmer is paying makes it look like former Bucks owner Herb Kohl had his pocket picked by new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. Yes, Milwaukee is the fifth smallest market in the NBA, but it's hard to imagine that being the second most important team in Los Angeles is actually worth nearly $1.5 billion more. When the Bucks deal was announced...
  • Steve Ballmer, The L.A. Clippers And The Basketball Bubble

    05/30/2014 10:44:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/30/2014 | Nathan Vardi
    The U.S. stock market is trading at all-time highs, the yields on U.S. government bonds are at eye-popping lows and the nation’s professional basketball teams are selling for more than most observers previously thought possible. That the U.S. economy shrank in the first quarter of the year is the disturbing backdrop for this stunning surge in asset prices—call it the basketball bubble. Forbes first reported early on Thursday that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had submitted a $1.8 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers and that the team could go for $2 billion before all was said and done....
  • Donald Sterling’s LA Clippers sold for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Report

    05/29/2014 5:12:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    That’s $2 billion with an uppercase B! Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has apparently won the bidding war Thursday for the Los Angeles Clippers with a staggering $2 billion offer for the NBA franchise, according to the L.A. Times. The frenzied battle to get the team from Sterling drove the franchise’s price sky high for a team that Forbes estimated was worth at $575 million in January of 2014.
  • Report: Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer puts in $1.8 billion bid on Clippers

    05/29/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 05/29 | Matt Moore
    Forbes reports that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who was once part of an unsuccessful bid to acquire the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle, has put in a $1.8 billion bid for the Los Angeles Clippers. Reports indicated that Shelly Sterling, who may, or may not have been authoized to sell the team depending on who you talk to, put a 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline on bids to be entered. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has offered $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers, according to a person familiar with Ballmer's interest in the NBA team. Ballmer, who...
  • L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling most hated man in America: poll

    05/29/2014 12:52:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/29/2014 | BY EDGAR SANDOVAL , LARRY MCSHANE
    The poll, conducted by E-Score, found 92% of the 1,1000 surveyed a disdain for the racist owner of the NBA team, ahead of such notables as O.J. Simpson and Bernie Madoff. Also among the most hated men were former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, former Patriots’ tight end Aaron Hernandez and pop star Justin Bieber. Move over O.J. and Bernie Madoff: America’s new No. 1 most-hated man is racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. A stunning 92% of the people asked in a recent poll ranked Sterling as more reviled than any killers, con men, politicians — or even Justin Bieber....
  • Donald Sterling's Wife Approached by Bidders for the Clippers (Report)

    05/27/2014 5:29:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 05/27/2014 | Debbie Emery
    Shelly Sterling has had inquiries from at least six serious buyers interested in the Los Angeles NBA team, including former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Following reports on Thursday that Shelly Sterling will negotiate the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling's wife has already received inquiries from six potential buyers, according to ESPN. Among those interested in the NBA team is former Microsoft CEO and multi-billionaire, Steve Ballmer, who met with her on Sunday to discuss a sale. It is not the first sign of interest that Ballmer has shown in a basketball franchise. He was part of...
  • Grant Hill, Yao Ming want Clippers

    05/23/2014 6:57:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | 05/23/2014 | Marc Stein
    The Los Angeles Clippers are not yet for sale, but two former NBA All-Stars are among the various parties assembling ownership groups to potentially buy the franchise, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Once competitors on the court, Grant Hill and Yao Ming now will be among those vying to purchase the Clippers. Sources told on Friday that Grant Hill and Yao Ming are working separately to line up investors to lodge bids for the Clippers when the team is ultimately made available. Donald Sterling has agreed to allow his wife, Shelly, to negotiate a sale of...
  • Is banning Sterling from any NBA game akin to banning an ex-hotel chain owner from renting a room?

    05/23/2014 12:59:31 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 15 replies
    5/23/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Let's say tha someone owned a chain of hotels (be they whatever number of stars), and this individual was caught on tape uttering a string of racial expletives. Let's say furthermore that this individual had signed a contract that if they were to ever bring harm to the company or impugn its name, that within the contract clause for owners this individual could be forced to sell. That I could see and understand. But let's say that this individual sold his string of fancy hotels, and later wanted to rent a room in a hotel that was far away from...

    05/23/2014 8:45:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    TMZ ^ | 05/23/2014 | TMZ Staff
    Donald Sterling is no longer the controlling owner of the Los Angeles Clippers ... TMZ Sports has learned he just surrendered control to his estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, and she is now secretly negotiating with the NBA to sell the team ... ON HER TERMS. Sources close to the Clippers organization tell us ... Donald made the decision because he saw the handwriting on the wall -- as long as he remained in control, the NBA would order an involuntary sale of the team. Our sources say Shelly and her lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell, have been secretly meeting with NBA Commissioner...

    05/16/2014 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 16,2014 | Adelle Nazarian
    The Los Angeles NAACP chapter that withdrew its lifetime achievement award to embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling last month honored Al Sharpton with its “Person of the Year” award on Thursday evening, in Sterling's absence.
  • Sterling Refuses to Pay NBA Fine

    05/15/2014 8:12:52 PM PDT · by lbryce · 66 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | May 15, 2014 | Staff
    A letter from Donald Sterling’s 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 doesn’t 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.
  • NBA not serious about "race" issue

    05/14/2014 6:01:14 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 5 replies
    vanity | 05-14-14 | ealgeone
    If the NBA were really all that serious about the "race" problem with the Clippers they should: 1) cancel the series and advance their opponent or 2)not televise the series and deny the Clippers the money.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Donald Sterling vows to take his fight for the LA Clippers to the Supreme Court ...

    05/14/2014 10:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ryan Parry
    EXCLUSIVE: Donald Sterling vows to take his fight for the LA Clippers to the Supreme Court and calls Obama 'flippant' for attacking his racist views Disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling insists that the NBA has no legal right to force him to sell his beloved basketball team and fine him $2.5m – and he’s willing to take the fight to the Supreme Court.Sterling’s resolute stance is revealed for the first time in recordings obtained by MailOnline in which he lays bare his true feelings towards basketball’s governing body. What’s more, the 81-year-old says he won't pay a $2.5million fine...
  • Donald Sterling in New Tirade Against Magic Johnson and African Americans

    05/13/2014 2:21:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 13 May 2014 | Rory Carroll
    Clippers basketball team owner, in interview billed as apology for racist remarks, slings insults at HIV-positive former NBA starIt was billed as an apology for racist comments that created a firestorm – but the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has unleashed a new row by launching a searing attack on Magic Johnson and wealthy African Americans. The tycoon used an interview aired on Monday to apologise for the tirade against black people caught on tape last month but then depicted Johnson, who has HIV, of being a womanising disease-carrier. In what may become a case study in how not...
  • Donald Sterling apologizes, talks Magic Johnson in preview of CNN interview

    05/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/12/14 | Eric Freeman
    For the past several weeks, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been at the center of several NBA stories regarding racist comments captured on tape, his subsequent banishment from the league and other owners' early moves towards removing him from ownership. On Sunday night, the public heard some of Sterling's first interview on the situation. His comments are not likely to change many opinions. In a preview of an interview set to air on "Anderson Cooper 360" on Monday night, Sterling spoke about the comments recorded by V. Stiviano, his future in the NBA, and several other topics related...
  • Tommy Lasorda on V. Stiviano: "I hope she gets hit with a car"

    05/07/2014 9:45:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Baseball Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda says he's not surprised by his friend Donald Sterling's racist remarks. The former Dodgers manager tells West Palm Beach station WPBF after 30 years of friendship with Sterling, "It doesn't surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn't have said it." Lasorda also offered his thoughts on the woman Sterling was talking to on the tape, V. Stiviano, saying: "I don't wish that girl any bad luck, but I hope she gets hit with a car."(continued)
  • “Will Someone Please Represent Me?” Donald Sterling’s Looking for Lawyers

    05/07/2014 7:46:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Lawfuel ^ | May 6, 2014 | The Editors
    Donald Sterling may be down, but he’s not out and he’s out looking for a law firm to help him sue the NBA, who are attempting to force him to sell the LA Clippers. According to media reports the combative and controversial Clippers boss is preparing to sue the NBA and fight attempts to make him sell the lucrative franchise. The reports are not entirely authoritative, coming from TMZ, but they are likely true given the nature of Donald Sterling, 80, and his humiliation over what has occurred in recent times. For him, the issue is of his own making...
  • Who Among Us Will Cast the First Bid for Donald Sterling’s Clippers?

    05/05/2014 6:59:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/05/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Americans are outraged by old, sick and pathetic Donald Sterling’s racist rantings—and the manipulative con-artist mistress who recorded their conversation.</p> <p>But consensus ends after the expression of furor. Who among us is without sin to offer the first bid for his franchise?</p>
  • LA Mayor: Donald Sterling Will Put Up 'Long Fight' To Keep Clippers

    05/04/2014 7:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    It's Jew Vs. Jew as Battle Over Team Heats Up.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday he expects Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to put up a “long, protracted fight” to retain ownership of the team after being banned for life from the National Basketball Association because of racial comments. Garcetti, appearing on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” program, was asked about a potential boycott of Clippers games if Sterling balks and said, “I would certainly keep that arrow in my quiver.” Last week NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million and imposed a lifetime ban after...
  • 5 Biggest Reasons Barbara Walters Really Blew It With the V. Stiviano Interview (Video)

    05/03/2014 8:13:24 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 40 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 5/2/14 | L.A. Ross
    "Stiviano said during the interview that Sterling only asked her not to bring black friends to Clippers games because he'd gotten pressure from others who thought the company she kept looked like “gangsters” or “thugs.” If those critics are people within the Clippers organization, investors or sponsors, or Sterling's peers in the National Basketball Association, it could indicate a deeper, systemic problem of racism and discrimination that merits investigation."
  • V. Stiviano: Donald Sterling Should Apologize for Racist Remarks

    05/02/2014 9:39:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2014 | Lauren Effron
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s confidante V. Stiviano today told ABC’s Barbara Walters that she thinks the embattled NBA basketball owner should apologize for his racist remarks. "Yes. Absolutely,” Stiviano, 31, said when Walters asked her during an exclusive television interview in Los Angeles. "I think he’s highly more traumatized and hurt by the things that he said himself,” she added. “I think he can’t even believe or understand sometimes the thing he says, and I think he’s hurt by it. He’s hurting right now." Asked if she thought he would go through with a public apology, Stiviano replied:...
  • Donald Sterling's Wife Voiced Her Own Racist Comments About Blacks and Latinos, Say Court Records

    05/01/2014 4:32:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Kevin Armstrong
    Shelly Sterling — who distanced herself from her spouse’s hate speech in a statement on Monday — was accused in a 2009 deposition related to a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Sterlings of saying that Latinos were filthy and that she had called one of her husband’s tenants a 'black mother------.'Clippers coach Doc Rivers voiced his support of Donald Sterling’s wife following Sterling’s lifetime ban from the NBA on Tuesday, although it was unclear if Rivers was aware of reports that Shelly Sterling had expressed her own bigotry against blacks and Latinos in court records uncovered this week. “It’s a...
  • Selective Outrage when It Comes to Racism

    05/02/2014 12:14:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Racism is ugly, no matter who is spewing it. But there does seem to be a double standard when it comes to public outrage on the subject. It was less than a week after LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments to his girlfriend in a private conversation became public that he was banned for life from NBA games and venues, fined $2.5 million, and on the verge of being forced to sell his team. But when a Democratic congressman engages in racist, public name-calling of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the reaction is muted at best. First, let's be...
  • A Sterling Example

    05/02/2014 4:15:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 2, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The current owner of the Clippers, Donald Sterling, is not a very nice man. He has been sued repeatedly for race-based discrimination. He has had to settle those cases. He is married and takes his girlfriend to basketball games, which too many people find acceptable. But what's more, it is pretty apparent his girlfriend goaded Donald Sterling into saying what he said for reasons that still are not necessarily clear. No one should excuse what Donald Sterling said, but it is clear that Sterling's girlfriend spent a lot of time working Sterling up to making his now-infamous comments. In fact,...
  • NBA investigates Twitter threats sent to the Washington Wizards

    05/01/2014 8:47:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 1, 2014 | Zach Harper
    The NBA has investigated a person who sent threats to the Washington Wizards and their players during their opening round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. The Wizards won the series in five games, taking all three games in Chicago in the series. The person under investigation didn't take too kindly to the success of the Wizards, making terrorist threats to the team, according to Marcin Gortat, and threatening the team with bombs and harm to their families.
  • Sterling, Media and the Race Card -- a Confederacy of Dunces

    05/01/2014 6:54:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 1, 2014 | Larry Elder
    A secretly taped conversation between long-time L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend was released. The NBA has now banned Sterling from the league. The commissioner recommends that Sterling sell his team. Goodness, what happened? The old guy had a quarrel with his girlfriend, which she apparently -- surreptitiously -- recorded. The most eye-raising parts have to do with Sterling, 80, telling his less-than-half-his-age girlfriend that he doesn't want her attending games with black people, specifically with Magic Johnson. She can "f--k" anybody, he said, just don't bring "them" to the games. His reasons appear to be that his...
  • Donald Sterling’s alleged girlfriend V. Stiviano ‘very saddened’ by L.A. Clippers owner’s ...

    05/01/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 36 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | April 30, 2014 | Staff
    ...Stiviano “never wanted any harm to Donald,” Siamak Nehoray told the Los Angeles Times. Somebody released it “for money,” but it wasn’t Stiviano, the attorney said. “My client is devastated that this got out,” he said. Nehoray previously said the recording posted online was a snippet of a conversation lasting roughly an hour.... Stiviano has been described as Sterling’s girlfriend. In March, Sterling’s wife, Rochelle, sued Stiviano, seeking the return of more than $2.5 million in lavish gifts the woman allegedly received from her husband, including luxury cars and a $1.8 million duplex. The lawsuit claims Stiviano, 31, met Sterling,...
  • Donald Sterling Is a Vile Racist But......

    05/01/2014 6:29:10 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 04-29-2014 | Mike Pesca
    On Tuesday, Adam Silver forcefully announced that his sport would not countenance a hateful racist. He banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and “will urge the board of governors to exercise its authority to force a sale of the team.” For Sterling to finally get his comeuppance, to feel the wrath of public opprobrium, and to lose his prime asset seems just. For the NBA, which was engaged in a decades-long battle with its longest-tenured, and worst, owner, this was a perfect opportunity to act swiftly and harshly.
  • Warriors Accuse Clippers’ Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis of ‘Dirty’ Play After Jermaine O’Neal Injury

    05/02/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | MAY 02, 2014 | Ben Golliver
    Multiple members of the Warriors accused Clippers forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis of dirty play for his involvement in an incident that forced Jermaine O’Neal from Game 6 with a knee injury. Golden State defeated L.A. 100-99 at Oracle Arena on Thursday to force a Game 7. The victory may have cost them their veteran center, who had been called into greater action in the series following the loss of starting center Andrew Bogut to a rib injury. With a little more than nine minutes remaining in the second quarter and the Warriors leading 28-25, O’Neal collected the ball following...