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Wednesday, May 28, 2014


NEW YORK (AP) — 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, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Sterling says V. Stiviano recorded him without his knowledge and thus the recording was illegal under California law. He also said he could not have "willfully" damaged the league because he did not know it would be made public.

"A jealous rant to a lover never intended to be published cannot offend the NBA rules," Sterling said in the document, which was first reported by USA Today.

Meanwhile, the attorney for Shelly Sterling confirmed that Donald Sterling has given her written permission to sell the team. According to a person who is in contact with a potential bidder, who spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the process publicly, the Clippers are seeking binding bids before next Tuesday — the day NBA owners are scheduled to meet in New York and vote on whether to strip Sterling of the team.


Anonymous said...

He can say whatever he wants and he should lose anything.Look at the kid who just killed 7 people,he said he was going to do it and NO ONE DID ANYTHING!

Anonymous said...

At any given moment there are thousands of crackpots making threats just in the US alone.It's not possible to address each.Besides 5:14,it's not until AFTER someone commits an act that they are guilty.In his case,the mother called the Sheriffs Dept & reported her concerns with her son before the incident occurred.Deputies went to the house,spoke briefly with the boy and then left.

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again here, "You cannot legislate human nature", no matter how hard you try.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps, in his inevitable lawsuit against the NBA, he should cite them under the RICO statute since they took concerted action against him based on the illegal in CA action of recording him secretly.

(His comments were rude but protected speech).

If successful he could own the league.

Discovery will expose all of the owners to deposition.

Get your popcorn!

Anonymous said...

I still don't care.