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Clippers interested in making a run at LeBron James

By Broderick Turner The Clippers, like so many NBA teams, have had discussions about a contingency plan on how to acquire LeBron James after the All-Star forward informed the Miami Heat on Tuesday that he was opting out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Judge: Family trust clear about removing Sterling

With a $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge suggested Monday that the terms of a family trust are clear enough to remove Donald Sterling as a trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent.

FILE - In this ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Alvin Gentry to leave Clippers, will join Golden State Warriors

By Broderick Turner Clippers Associate Head Coach Alvin Gentry is indeed leaving Los Angeles to take the same position with the Golden State Warriors, NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter confirmed. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Shelly Sterling asks judge for witness protections in Clippers sale trial

Shelly Sterling's attorneys will ask a judge Thursday to order Donald Sterling and his attorneys to not threaten, harass or intimidate his wife's legal team and doctors who determined the Los Angeles Clippers' co-owner was mentally incapacitated. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Fight over Clippers sale to center on Donald Sterling's mental state

By James Rainey, Nathan Fenno Donald Sterling's battle to maintain control of the Clippers and restore his shattered reputation will focus, in part, on how well he can count and spell backward and put numbers in the right order on a drawing of a clock. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Shelly Sterling lawyers to ask judge to sign off on Clippers takeover

By James Rainey The latest round in the contentious legal wrangling over ownership of the Clippers is scheduled for Wednesday, when Shelly Sterling's lawyers plan to go to court to ask a judge to sign off on her takeover of a family trust, an action she used to clear the way for her ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Bidding for Clippers was 'like speed dating'

LOS ANGELES-The billionaire suitors came one after another, pulling up to the beachfront mansion just steps up the coast from the exclusive Malibu Colony. A lucky few had been asked to meet with Shelly Sterling - the Los Angeles Clippers were for sale.

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Adam Silver has 'absolute confidence' that Clippers sale will happen

By Ben Bolch NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he had "absolute confidence" the sale of the Clippers would be completed by mid-July because the indemnification team co-owner Shelly Sterling agreed to should protect the league from lawsuits brought by her husband, Donald. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Shelly Sterling sold Clippers for 'owner emeritus' status, new foundation

By James Rainey Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling decided to sell the team last week rather than fight to maintain half ownership in part because of a novel arrangement that will make her “owner emeritus” and fund a major foundation to serve the poor, minorities and battered spouses, according to people... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Donald Sterling drops lawsuit against NBA, agrees to Clippers sale

By James Rainey Donald Sterling has agreed to go along with the $2-billion sale of the Clippers negotiated by his wife, Shelly, in an agreement that will also lead the NBA to drop its administrative charges against the longtime team owners, Sterling's attorney said Wednesday afternoon. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Ballmer brings cheer, competitiveness to Clippers

For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south.

FILE - In ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer brings cheer, competitiveness to Clippers

For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, Ballmer is expected to bring that boosterism to the hardwood down south. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

NBA owners to vote on Clippers sale, Sterling sues

Donald Sterling won't get to fight for his Los Angeles Clippers in front of NBA owners next week. His only chance now is in court.

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Steve Ballmer says he's 'all in' when it comes to Clippers' success

By James Rainey He wasn't quite running and jumping like a cheerleader, as he was known to do when speaking to fellow Microsoft employees, but Steve Ballmer was clearly fired up in his first interview since being named owner-designate of the Los Angeles Clippers. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NBA accepts Clippers sale; Donald Sterling sues for damages

The NBA on Friday afternoon announced a settlement with Shelly Sterling and the Sterling Family Trust to allow the Los Angeles Clippers to be sold to Steve Ballmer. A vote of the league's Board of Governors will be needed to make the sale final.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

NBA accepts Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer; Donald Sterling sues NBA

By Nathan Fenno, Victoria Kim The National Basketball Assn. announced a settlement with Shelly Sterling and the Sterling Family Trust on Friday afternoon to allow the Los Angeles Clippers to be sold to Steve Ballmer. A vote of the Board of Governors will be needed to make the sale final. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Shelly Sterling agrees to sell Clippers to Ballmer

Shelly Sterling has informed the NBA of her deal with Steve Ballmer to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, but the league isn't ready to call off next week's owners hearing just yet.

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Steve Ballmer-Donald Sterling saga has some on-screen analogues

By Oliver Gettell With the impending sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, and the recent death of controversial Tampa Bay Bucs and Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer, sports team owners have been all over the news this week. And to our great fascination. As the Donald... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Shelly Sterling: Trust agrees to sell Clippers to Steve Ballmer

By John Cherwa The sale of the Clippers continued on its bizarre journey late Thursday night when representatives of co-owner Shelly Sterling sent out a media release that the Sterling family trust has agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Questions about Steve Ballmer's $2-billion bid for Clippers

By James Rainey The whirlwind bidding in the sale of the Clippers ended Thursday with an agreement by co-owner Shelly Sterling to sell the team to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion. Lots of questions remain about the deal and the future of the team. Here are some ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Agreement to sell Clippers is good news, say players, city officials

By Broderick Turner The news that former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer won a bidding war to buy the Clippers for $2 billion, pending approval from the NBA and Donald Sterling, triggered immediate positive reaction throughout Los Angeles and the basketball world. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

A timeline of the Donald Sterling saga and potential Clippers sale

By Nathan Fenno Thursday's news that Shelly Sterling accepted Steve Ballmer's record $2-billion bid to purchase the Clippers is the latest twist in a weeks-long saga. What started with a recording of Donald Sterling and a female companion last fall spiraled into a public spectacle that NBA Commissioner Adam... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NBA record $2 billion offered for Clippers

By James Rainey, Chris O'Brien, Andrea Chang Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Ballmer Emerges as Front-Runner to Buy Clippers

By By SCOTT CACCIOLA and RICHARD SANDOMIR Rochelle Sterling was negotiating Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer, the former chief executive of Microsoft, with a report that he had submitted a bid of $2 billion. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

    

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy Clippers for $2 billion

LOS ANGELES-Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with his $2-billion offer setting a record price for an NBA team, the Los Angeles Times has learned.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gives his presentation at the launch of Microsoft Windows 8, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Steve Ballmer appears to win Clippers bidding war for $2 billion

By James Rainey Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer appears to have won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy Clippers for $2 billion, report says

By Cindy Boren Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is the winner in the bidding for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, submitting a $2 billion offer that is a record for an NBA team, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

What Clippers Would Look Like Under These Super-Wealthy People

A handful of wealthy entrepreneurs and sports figures have reportedly dropped their name in the hat as potential bidders for the Los Angeles Clippers. But the most celebrity-laden group may be the "Fantastic Four" of Oprah Winfrey, Larry Ellison, David Geffen and Guggenheim Partners. ...read more

Source: ABC News

    

Sterling responds to NBA, June 3 hearing still on

Donald Sterling and the NBA are headed toward a hearing that will determine if he remains owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Donald Sterling tells NBA it has no basis to take Clippers from him

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA's attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers' quarrel in which he was clearly distraught." ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Shelly Sterling reportedly trying to sell the Clippers, and quickly

By James Rainey, Andrea Chang, Nathan Fenno Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling is mounting a hurried sale of the team that her husband, Donald, bought 33 years ago and could name a prospective new owner by the end of the week, according to people familiar with the situation. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Sterlings plan a shift in Clippers ownership

By James Rainey, Nathan Fenno After weeks of signaling that he would fight hard to hold on to the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling launched a new strategy Friday that would transfer full ownership of the team to his wife, Shelly, a source close to the family said. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

AP Source: Sterling surrendering Clippers control

Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake of the Los Angeles Clippers to his wife, and she is moving forward with selling the team.

In this Nov. 12, 2010 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, right, sits with his wife Shelly during the Clippers NBA basketball game ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Donald Sterling wants his wife to negotiate forced sale of Clippers

By James Rainey Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling would like to allow his wife, Shelly, to negotiate the forced sale of the NBA team in order to end a monthlong furor surrounding his racially charged remarks about African Americans, The Times confirmed Friday. ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Clippers interim CEO clarifies college hoops experience after report questions credentials

The interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday responded to a report questioning his playing experience by saying he played one season of freshman basketball at the University of Hawaii and wasn't very good. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

NBA alleges Sterling-led Clippers tried to cover up scandal

By James Rainey, Nathan Fenno Donald Sterling tried to persuade companion V. Stiviano to say the Clippers owner was not responsible for the inflammatory statements about blacks after a now infamous audio recording became public, according to the NBA's 30-page formal allegation that the league is using to try and get... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

A day later, Clippers find some perspective amid the tears

By Ben Bolch J.J. Redick's breakfast was on the runny side. Not even 12 hours after he had departed a funereal locker room, the Clippers shooting guard found himself weeping again Friday morning over the loss of more than a basketball season. "It's like you wait your whole life to play with a ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

The real public service Donald Sterling has done

By Sandy Banks You didn't have to be a Clippers fan to root for the players this season. Their playoff loss on Thursday night was heartbreaking, especially given all the turmoil they've endured. The only upside to this season-ending defeat is that it signifies the end of Donald Sterling's career as a... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Donald Sterling situation leaves Clippers in holding pattern

By Broderick Turner If Donald Sterling is still the owner of the Clippers next season, that might put the players in a tough situation going forward. While none of the Clippers who spoke Friday with the media said they would ask to be traded or have their contracts voided if Sterling doesn't sell ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Did Jack Nicholson really snub two kids at Clippers game? [Video]

By Chuck Schilken Jack Nicholson may not be as cool as he thinks he is. First of all, is it cool for the most famous Lakers fan of all time to be sitting courtside at a Clippers playoff game, like Nicholson was Thursday night? Way to show your undying support after the most ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Clippers' Donald Sterling retains legal counsel, threatens to sue NBA

In the moments before the biggest game of their season Thursday, another distraction bubbled to the surface for the Los Angeles Clippers.

FILE - In 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 ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Clippers can't shoulder the weight, falling in Game 6 to Thunder

By Broderick Turner The Clippers may have eventually gotten by the Donald Sterling controversy, but they couldn't get by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Clippers lost Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series to the Thunder, 104-98, Thursday night at Staples Center, ending their season and sending... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Clippers are gone from the postseason, but it all won't be forgotten

By Bill Plaschke They were only a dozen minutes from survival, a dozen minutes from playing one more game, a dozen minutes from keeping the magic alive and the season in play. But it was, finally, a journey too far, a hill too steep, a dozen minutes too many. The Clippers, after leading ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Thunder eliminates Clippers from playoffs, 104-98

By Eric Pincus The Clippers face elimination tonight as they host Oklahoma City at Staples Center for Game 6 of their second-round series against the Thunder. We'll be covering this pivotal game live, providing updates and analysis beginning at 6:30 p.m. With less than a minute left in Game 5, the... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Stat sheet shows Clippers, Thunder evenly matched through five games

By Eric Pincus Through five games of their second-round playoff matchup, the Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder have been evenly matched. The Clippers seemingly had the advantage in Tuesday night's Game 5, up by seven points with 49.2 seconds left, but the Thunder staged a furious rally to win the game... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers fined $25,000 by NBA for criticizing refs

By Houston Mitchell Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for his comments criticizing officials after the 105-104 loss to Oklahoma City in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series Tuesday night. The call in question came with 11.3 seconds left in the game in... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

How it all went wrong for the Clippers

By Ben Bolch The most infuriating part of the WORST COLLAPSE IN NBA PLAYOFFS HISTORY is that a handful of things actually went the Clippers' way Tuesday when they lost a 13-point lead over the final 4 minutes 13 seconds. Blake Griffin grabbed a pair of defensive rebounds. Glen Davis snagged an offensive... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Clippers' Doc Rivers goes from voice of reason to loud distraction

By Bill Plaschke For the last three weeks, Doc Rivers has been the most inspirational leader in Los Angeles, the strongest man in the NBA, a beacon of restraint and respect amid a raging storm of stupidity. Rivers has been the Clippers' official face when the rest of the front office wanted to ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Doc Rivers, Blake Griffin don't blame Chris Paul for Game 5 disaster

By Eric Pincus The Clippers returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for Thursday's Game 6 in their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game 5 ended spectacularly badly for the Clippers, who gave up a seven-point lead in the final 49.2 seconds. "I never would have imagined losing that... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Chris Paul more to blame for Clippers' loss than any questionable call

By Eric Pincus Coach Doc Rivers was irate after the Clippers' stunning 105-104 loss to the loss the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, but the game wasn't lost by a questionable late call. "We were robbed," Rivers said in his postgame news conference, furious that the referees didn't award the... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Johnson says Clippers owner living in 'stone ages'

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has badly outdated views about minorities and is shockingly ignorant about HIV and AIDS for such a prominent public figure.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, talks with Magic Johnson as they watch the Los Angeles Clippers play the ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Doc Rivers calls out officials after Clippers' agonizing Game 5 loss

By Broderick Turner This time, it was the Clippers who collapsed. And because they failed to hold what appeared to be an insurmountable 13-point lead in the final four minutes, and because they seemingly let some hotly contested calls by the officials affect their emotions, the Clippers now could be one game... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Thunder trying to avoid another Game 5 debacle with win over Clippers

By Ben Bolch The Oklahoma City Thunder heads into Game 5 of its playoff series with the Clippers hoping history repeats itself. Sort of. Oklahoma City was also tied with the Memphis Grizzlies after four games in the first round, but then lost Game 5 in overtime, 98-95, to move within a game ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Doc Rivers unsure small lineup will work against Thunder in Game 5

By Eric Pincus The Clippers overcame a 22-point deficit Sunday for a 101-99 victory, tying their second-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 2-2. "They just competed," said Coach Doc Rivers in a conference call Monday. "They were playing completely to win the game. They stopped worrying if they... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Clippers again must try to cut through 'clutter' created by Sterlings

By Broderick Turner The focus for the Clippers should be on the Oklahoma City Thunder and Game 5 of their playoff series Tuesday night. But the Clippers once again have been forced split their attention between the Thunder and what Coach Doc Rivers calls the new "clutter." Instead of putting their full... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby