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NBA owners to vote on sale of Clippers

In this Jan. 25, 2014, photo, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left, shakes hands with former NBA players Bill Russell, right, and "Downtown" Freddie Brown as Omar Lee looks on during an NCAA college basketball game between Washington and Oregon State in Seattle. An individual with knowledge of negotiations to sell the Los Angeles Clippers said Shelly Sterling has reached an agreement to sell the team to Ballmer for $2 billion. The individual, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, told The Associated Press on Thursday, May 29, 2014, that Ballmer and the Sterling Family Trust now have a binding agreement. The deal now must be presented to the NBA. AP

The NBA has called off a hearing to oust embattled Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling in advance of a vote on a potentially record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

AP Source: Donald Sterling surrendering Clippers control

In this May 19, 2012 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, and his wife Shelly watch the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference semifinal against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake of the Clippers to his wife, and she is moving forward with selling the team. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press Friday. May 23, 2014, that the couple made the agreement after weeks of discussion. The individual wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the agreement. AP

Donald Sterling is turning his ownership stake in the Los Angeles Clippers over to his estranged wife, and she is in talks with the NBA to sell the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

AP Source: Donald Sterling says he won’t pay fine

this Feb. 25, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. Sterling could use lawyers and lawsuits to challenge the NBA’s plan to force him out over recent racist comments, but legal experts say the league would likely prevail in the end. Sports law experts say the NBA’s constitution gives its Board of Governors broad latitude in league decisions including who owns the teams. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants a swift vote against Sterling, which requires a minimum of three-fourths of the other 29 controlling owners to agree. AP

Donald Sterling’s lawyer has written the NBA stating the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers does not intend to pay the $2.5 million fine imposed by the league for racist comments, a person with knowledge of the letter’s contents said.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Ibaka will miss remainder of playoffs due to calf injury

Serge Ibaka. AP

Thunder forward Serge Ibaka will miss the rest of the N.B.A. playoffs because of a left calf injury.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

LA Clippers owner: America’s national buffoon

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The Hoopster-in-Chief is upset. And so should basketball followers, regardless of shape, size, race and creed.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Commentary,Southpaw | Read More »

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