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  • Donald Sterling says Clippers not for sale, after all

    June 9, 2014 | 9:44 pm

    Basketball franchise the Los Angeles Clippers is not for sale, owner Donald Sterling said on Monday, vowing to fight to keep the team he built, NBC News reported, in the latest salvo of his battle with the league.

    Sterling, who was banned for life by the National Basketball...

  • NBA moves on Clippers sale, Sterling sues for $1 billion

    June 2, 2014 | 9:52 am

    The National Basketball Association said on Friday that it has reached an agreement with the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team, opening a new chapter for the franchise after 33 years under Sterling.

    Sterling, 80, was banned for life by...

  • NBA takes steps to terminate Sterling’s ownership rights

    May 20, 2014 | 2:46 pm

    The National Basketball Association filed paperwork to terminate Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling of all ownership rights in the franchise.

    Sterling has until May 27 to respond to Monday’s filing. He will be allowed to make a presentation at a special Board of Governors...

  • Sterling to fight NBA life ban, fine

    May 16, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Donald Sterling reportedly is threatening to sue the NBA for his life ban for making racist remarks in a private conversation.

    Sports Illustrated reported Thursday that Sterling’s lawyer, Maxwell Blecher, wrote the NBA to say that Sterling, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers,...

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  • Clippers owner apologizes, says he was ‘baited’ into racist comments

    May 12, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    Two weeks after he was banned by the NBA for racist comments, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling broke his silence with a televised apology for his "terrible mistake" while insisting he was "baited" into making the remarks.

    In an interview to be aired in full later on...

  • Now the Real Work Begins

    May 6, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    After days of enduring endless airings of the most repulsively racist audio recordings in recent memory, most of us rejoiced when National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver swiftly delivered a lifetime ban upon Donald T. Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles...

  • Oprah, Geffen, Ellison want to buy Clippers from Donald Sterling

    April 30, 2014 | 5:15 pm

    The NBA set in motion on Wednesday an attempt to force a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, with Oprah Winfrey signaling interest as a potential buyer, after club owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from pro basketball for racist comments attributed to him.

    At least two of...

  • Will Jews reject Donald Sterling gifts?

    April 29, 2014 | 2:36 pm

    [UPDATE, May 2] David Suissa's conversation with Donald Sterling


    Recent comments attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who was banned for life from the league by the NBA's commissioner on April 29, have been denounced as racist by numerous...

  • NBA bans Clippers owner from game for life over racist, anti-Semitic comments

    April 29, 2014 | 11:29 am

    The National Basketball Association on Tuesday banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist comments that drew a storm of outrage from players, fans, commercial sponsors and even President Barack Obama.

    Sterling,...

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv in the NBA? It may not be a hoop dream

    April 12, 2014 | 12:03 am

    BALTIMORE (JTA) – Maccabi Tel Aviv reportedly is heading back to the United States this fall for its first exhibition games against NBA teams in five years – but greater developments appear to be in the works for the iconic franchise and Israeli basketball.

    For one, how about NBA...

  • Hack-a-Sport: The NBA needs to revisit intentional fouling rule

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    November 20, 2013 | 9:47 pm

    Los Angeles Lakers know the scene far too well.

    Up by 10 points, 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter, game seemingly in hand — then the whistle blows.

    20 feet away from the ball, a low-caliber player is touching the all-star center on the arm. The Hack-a-[Player] is on. 

    The...

  • Stern stepping down as NBA chief in ‘14, Silver tapped as successor

    October 25, 2012 | 2:08 pm

    David Stern, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association, said he will be retiring in 2014 after 30 years in the position.

    Stern, 70, announced Thursday that he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014 -- 30 years to the day since he was appointed to his post. Stern began working...