Yesterday, we told you about how Donald Sterling spent Sunday at a predominantly black church in Los Angeles and V. Stiviano getting physically assaulted in New York. Well, another day, another Sterling headline. He was sued by ex-lover Maiko Maya King last night, and the details from the lawsuit, if true, further establishes a long history of racism from Sterling, as if we need more proof at this point.
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It was supposed to be a long slog through court proceedings to get disgraced Clippers owner Donald Sterling to relinquish his team, but last night co-owner and wife Shelly Sterling revealed they’d accepted a $2 billion bid from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. According to ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne, Donald was declared “mentally incapacitated” under the terms of the trust to own the team and was forced to cede all power to Shelly for the sale. Read More »
Just months after Forbes valued the Los Angeles Clippers at $575 million, the organization’s value has reportedly quadrupled. Multiple sources say former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has submitted a likely winning bid of $2 billion to buy the team from Shelly Sterling. Read More »
Last Friday, it appeared we were headed for a sudden conclusion to the Donald Sterling controversy when it was reported Sterling’s wife, Shelly, had been given permission from her husband to start negotiating the sale of the Clippers franchise. Things took another turn last night, when Donald Sterling and his lawyer Max Blecher filed a response to the league’s claims.
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According to reports from TMZ and ESPN.com, commissioner Adam Silver may have convinced Donald Sterling to allow his wife Shelly to assume control of the Clippers in order to negotiate a voluntary sale.
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/ May 22, 2014 / 3:45 pm
The Donald Sterling mess will continue into the summer and perhaps beyond. We’re all pretty sick of it, considering all the amazing basketball that’s taking place since he overshadowed some epic first-round battles. Sterling overload shouldn’t dissuade you from this unique take on the Clippers owner by Tracy Morgan during a recent comedy tribute to Don Rickles. Read More »
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban conducted an interview at a business conference in Nashville this week. In the interview, he talked about his own prejudices and thoughts on bigotry and racism. He also shared his thoughts on the upcoming vote by the owners to determine whether to move forward with banning Donald Sterling from the league.
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/ May 16, 2014 / 12:00 pm
Blake Griffin‘s season ended in disappointing fashion last night: fouling out in the fourth quarter on a series of questionable calls, then nearly getting T’ed up for dropping an F-bomb right in the official’s face. It overshadowed what was a great game (22 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, three stocks) and series (23.8 points, 8.8 rebounds per game) for the guy who finished third overall in MVP voting. BG still gets hate for his struggles to shoot, and score in the post, but he looks more like a franchise player than he ever has. Read More »
/ May 16, 2014 / 11:30 am
After a dreadful Game 5 in OKC that saw Kevin Durant shoot just 6-for-22 from the field — though he made up for it with 10 points late — KD played like the MVP last night as the Thunder moved past the Clippers with a 104-98 Game 6 win to take the best-of-seven second-round series, four games to two. Read More »
/ May 16, 2014 / 10:30 am
There aren’t many big men in the NBA who can pass as well together as DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. The big-to-big connection was a large reason the Clippers pushed the Thunder so hard in the Western Semifinals. Despite getting eliminated last night, Blake and DJ showed off their telekinetic partnership yet again. Read More »