Tag Archives: Donald Sterling

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.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Donald Sterling threatened witnesses, Shelly Sterling claims in court

By James Rainey, Nathan Fenno Clippers owner Donald Sterling threatened to "take out" a lawyer representing his wife and left voicemail messages excoriating two doctors who declared him mentally incapacitated, according to records filed Thursday in a Los Angeles court. ...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

    

APNewsBreak: AP source says Shelly Sterling seeks protections from harassment for witnesses

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

    

Sources: S. Sterling wants protective order

By Ramona Shelburne Shelly Sterling will seek a court order of protection for her, her lawyer, and witnesses such as the doctors who evaluated Donald Sterling from harassment by her husband and his lawyers, sources told ESPN.com.Shelly Sterling will seek a court order of p ...read more

Source: ESPN

    

Report: D. Sterling hires 4 firms to dig into NBA

By Associated Press Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person with familiar with Sterling's legal strategy. ...read more

Source: ESPN

    

AP Source: Donald Sterling hires 4 private investigators to dig up dirt on NBA heads, owners

A person with knowledge of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's legal strategy says his team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBA's former and current commissioners and its 29 owners. ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Senate panel discusses denial of tax break for Clippers owner

The Donald Sterling drama reached the Capitol on Wednesday when a Senate committee approved legislation that would prohibit the Los Angeles Clippers owner from claiming a state tax deduction for a $2.5 million fine by the National Basketball Association for making racist remarks. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

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

    

Donald Sterling's mental capabilities to be focus of court hearing

By James Rainey By setting a July hearing on control of the Sterling Family Trust and Shelly Sterling's sale of the Clippers to billionaire Steve Ballmer, a Los Angeles judge on Wednesday set the stage for a critical showdown in which team co-owner Donald Sterling's mental capabilities will be front and... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Capitol Alert: Bill would deny Donald Sterling a deduction for NBA fine

By dwalters@sacbee.com (Dan Walters) The Donald Sterling drama reached the Capitol Wednesday when a Senate committee approved legislation that would prohibit the Los Angeles Clippers owner from claiming a state tax deduction for a $2.5 million fine by the National Basketball Association for making racist remarks. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Attorney: Donald Sterling says no deal; suit is on

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.

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, photo, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left, ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

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

    

Donald Sterling accused of racist, sexist remarks in new lawsuit

A woman who said she worked for Donald Sterling filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner fired her after she refused to have sex with him and repeatedly made racist and sexist remarks in her presence.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Suspect held in alleged Stiviano assault

One of the men believed by police to be involved in an attack on V. Stiviano, whose tape recording of Donald Sterling ranting against African-Americans led to his NBA lifetime ban, surrendered Tuesday to police, a New York Police Department official familiar with the investigation told CNN.

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Police: Stiviano reports attack outside NY hotel

The woman Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was talking to when he made racist remarks says she was assaulted by two men outside a New York City hotel.

FILE - An Oct. 25, 2013, file photo is of V. Stiviano watching the Los Angeles Clippers play the Sacramento Kings ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

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

    

Donald Sterling's antitrust suit against NBA adds new wrinkle to saga

By Nathan Fenno, Mike Bresnahan, Harriet Ryan Minutes before the NBA announced a settlement with Shelly Sterling on Friday afternoon to sell the Clippers, co-owner Donald Sterling provided another twist in the monthlong drama surrounding the franchise. ...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

    

Donald Sterling plans to sue the NBA for $1 billion dollar, reports say

By Marissa Payne As predicted, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is not laying down easily. Donald Sterling's lawyer Maxwell M. Blecher, said in an email to The Washington Post's Dave Sheinin on Friday that Sterling planned to file a $1 billion lawsuit against the league. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

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

    

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

    

Sterling responds to NBA, June 3 hearing still on

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."

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Donald Sterling responds to NBA, which still plans June 3 hearing to consider his ownership

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." According to the response, ...read more

Source: Fox News

    

Ailene Voisin: Sterling is not to be trusted

By avoisin@sacbee.com (Ailene Voisin) Don't believe him. Don't believe a word. Until Donald Sterling signs the formal documents empowering his wife, Shelly, to sell his Los Angeles Clippers, the prudent course of action is to assume the worst. The man suffers from a chronic disease: an inability to tell the truth.

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Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

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

    

Is Mark Cuban right about the pervasiveness of prejudice?

By Lavanya Ramanathan Another week, another NBA owner spouting off about race. This time it was Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who, in discussing L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling's recent racist remarks, managed to set off a firestorm of his own. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Report: Sterling tried to mislead investigation

By ESPN.com news services After conducting a formal review, the NBA has alleged that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his management team attempted to mislead the league during its investigation of racist remarks he made on a recording published by TMZ, according to ...read more

Source: ESPN

    

NBA makes its case against Clippers owner Donald Sterling

By James Rainey and Nathan Fenno Donald Sterling made several attempts to deflect responsibility for his rant against African Americans — even asking his companion V. Stiviano to lie about the authenticity of the recording of the incident, the NBA contended in a supporting declaration as part of its formal case against the Los... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

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

    

NBA sets hearing to remove Sterling, says he's still damaging league

By James Rainey The NBA filed formal allegations Monday and set a June 3 hearing in its effort to strip Donald Sterling of his ownership of the Clippers, citing conduct that the league said "damaged and continues to damage the NBA and its teams." The league said it intends to present evidence at ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NBA formally charges Donald Sterling, latest step to pry Clippers away

By Mike Bresnahan The NBA took its latest, and strongest, step to remove Donald Sterling as the Clippers' owner, formally serving notice Monday of its intention to revoke his ownership of the franchise he has held for 33 years. If the NBA board of governors approves the charges against Sterling by a three-... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

NBA begins process to oust Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling

By jejones@sacbee.com (Jason Jones) The NBA announced this morning it has initiated a charge to terminate Donald Sterling's ownership of 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 Angeles Lakers ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Watch Justin Timberlake diss Donald Sterling at Billboard Awards

By Chuck Schilken Justin Timberlake is a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, so he won't have a say on whether or not Donald Sterling gets to keep the Clippers. Only controlling owners will get to vote on that matter. Still, Timberlake made his position perfectly clear while accepting his Billboard... ...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

    

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

    

Donald Sterling won’t pay fine, threatens to sue NBA

By Cindy Boren Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has no intention of complying with two-thirds of the punishment imposed upon him by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. He may be staying away from his team and the league, but he will not pay the $2.5 million fine levied against him and he ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Donald Sterling is refusing to pay $2.5-million fine, reports say

By Ben Bolch, Broderick Turner Clippers owner Donald Sterling is refusing to pay the $2.5-million fine imposed by the NBA for making controversial comments about blacks, according to published reports. Maxwell M. Blecher, one of Sterling's attorneys, wrote in a letter to the league that Sterling was not paying the fine... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Magic Johnson defends himself against Sterling's broadsides

By James Rainey Magic Johnson described Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as "delusional" in thinking that his players love him and lost "in another world" if he believes that the public wants him to maintain his grip on the NBA franchise despite his racially inflammatory remarks. The critiques by... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Donald Sterling's CNN interview boosts Anderson Cooper's ratings

By Ryan Faughnder Anderson Cooper's exclusive interview with Clippers owner Donald Sterling provided a ratings boost for CNN Monday night, according to numbers from Nielsen. "AC 360" averaged 720,000 total viewers Monday, up 42% from the 508,000 average for the show over the last four weeks. The surge was even... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Keeping team 'not going to happen'

Magic Johnson told Anderson Cooper he is going to pray for Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who said the NBA great doesn't do enough for minorities.

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Source: CNN Top Stories

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Shelly Sterling thinks Donald Sterling has dementia

By Melissa Rohlin Shelly Sterling didn't exactly defend her husband, Donald Sterling, following his controversial interview that aired on CNN on Monday. “I really think personally he has dementia,” Shelly Sterling said in an interview that was aired Tuesday morning on the "Today" show. In Donald Sterling'... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Sterling apology was an epic fail

Disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling dug himself in even deeper during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday night. Sterling purportedly went on CNN to apologize for his appallingly racist rant that V. Stiviano, an attractive young woman whom Sterling calls a "friend," had audiotaped and released almost ...read more

Source: CNN Top Stories

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The business of being Magic Johnson

Perhaps the oddest part of Donald Sterling's interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper was the way he unloaded on Magic Johnson.

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Source: CNN Top Stories

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Sterling stirs new dispute with Magic-HIV remarks

An interview that was supposed to be an attempt at rehabilitation instead had Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling facing fresh rebukes as he went from apologizing for recent racist remarks to slamming Magic Johnson, repeatedly bringing up the ex-NBA star's HIV status and calling him an unfit role model ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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Sterling seeks forgiveness but creates new controversy with remarks on Magic Johnson, HIV

An interview that was supposed to be an attempt at rehabilitation instead had Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling facing fresh rebukes as he went from apologizing for recent racist remarks to slamming Magic Johnson, repeatedly bringing up the ex-NBA star's HIV status and calling him an unfit role model ...read more

Source: Fox News

Category: Sports Illustrated

    

Donald Sterling Still Has Problems With Magic Johnson

Jealousy, not racism, fueled Donald Sterling's rants about black people to assistant V. Stiviano, the banished Los Angeles Clippers owner told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an interview that aired Monday.

During the exclusive interview, Sterling also criticized Magic Johnson, blaming the basketball great for his delayed apology to the controversy – ...read more

Source: ABC News

Category: Sports

    

Contrite, defiant Sterling only fuels further outrage

By James Rainey, Soumya Karlamangla, Laura J. Nelson In an extraordinary television interview that deepened the anger over his ownership of the Clippers, Donald Sterling attacked Lakers great Magic Johnson, suggested that African Americans have not done enough to help their community and blamed the media for creating the turmoil that envelops his... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Silver Issues a Response After Sterling’s Interview

By By SCOTT CACCIOLA The Los Angeles Clippers owner's conversation with Anderson Cooper left the N.B.A. commissioner apologizing for Donald Sterling's continued verbal attack on the former Los Angeles Lakers star. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

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LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he was baited into racist remarks

Sterling struck a contrite tone throughout the interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper that had its first full airing Monday and consisted of his first public comments since the recording became public, apologizing for his remarks and saying he's not a racist. ...read more

Source: Fox News

Category: Sports Illustrated

    

Team owner lashes out at NBA great

Talking to Anderson Cooper, Donald Sterling blamed Magic Johnson for delaying his apology for the remarks that got him banned for life by the NBA.

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Clippers interim CEO confident team will be sold

The interim CEO hand-picked by the NBA to run the Los Angeles Clippers said Monday he's confident the league will succeed in forcing a sale of the team owned by Donald Sterling since 1981.

Dick Parsons, the former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, who was named ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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Donald Sterling's NBA ban supported by daughter of ex-Sterling tenant

By James Barragan The daughter of one of the tenants who filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against Donald Sterling in 2003 spoke out in support of the NBA's decision to ban the embattled Clippers owner for life. During a teary news conference Ebony Jones, the daughter of Kandynce Jones, one of the... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Shelly Sterling tells Barbara Walters her husband may have dementia

By Patrick Kevin Day The clock is ticking down for Barbara Walters' retirement later this month, but she still managed to get in one more major exclusive in a sit-down with Shelly Sterling, wife of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In the aftermath of the NBA's decision to ban Donald Sterling from all ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling says racist comments were 'a mistake'

In his first public comments since being banned for life and fined $2.5 million by the NBA for making racist comments recorded by a female associate, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized for what he called a "terrible mistake." ...read more

Source: Fox News

Category: Sports Illustrated

    

Sterling apologizes for comments, saying they were 'terrible mistake'

By Michael Finnegan, David Zahniser Pleading for forgiveness for what he called a "terrible mistake," Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for making derogatory remarks about blacks, saying "I'm not a racist, and I've never been a racist," and appealed to NBA owners to let him keep the team. In an interview with... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

Category: After the Manuscript, Viewpoints, Mari Selby

    

Sterling Offers Apology in Interview With CNN

By By SCOTT CACCIOLA Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, broke his silence Sunday and asked for forgiveness. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

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In first interview since NBA banned her husband, Shelly Sterling pledges to keep Clippers

In her first interview since the NBA banned her estranged husband, Shelly Sterling says she will fight to keep her share of the Los Angeles Clippers and plans one day to divorce Donald Sterling. ...read more

Source: Fox News

Category: Sports Illustrated

    

Magic Johnson says Clippers wouldn’t play for Shelly Sterling

By Cindy Boren Shelly Sterling the wife of banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling may want to keep her 50-percent ownership of the team but that wouldn't wash with Clippers players. Magic Johnson who figured prominently in racist comments made by Sterling to V. Stiviano and has been mentioned as a prospective ...read more

Source: The Washington Post