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  • NBA Hawks’ owner to sell control of team, cites racially insensitive remarks

    2 weeks ago

    The owner of the Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday he would sell his controlling interest in the National Basketball Association franchise because of racially insensitive remarks he made, in an echo of a scandal involving the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team.

    ...
  • Bruce Levenson: Worse — and better — than Donald Sterling

    2 weeks ago

    Read the email that cost Bruce Levenson his ownership of the NBA franchise the Atlanta Hawks. It’s ten times less raw and salacious than Donald Sterling’s racist rant to his mistress. At the same time, its ten times worse.

    This wasn’t a man allegedly suffering dementia, telling...

  • Sterling’s last bid to halt L.A. Clippers sale blocked by court

    August 14, 2014 | 10:28 am

    Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his final chance to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, when a California appeals court refused on Wednesday to halt the deal.

    The three-judge panel rejected...

  • Los Angeles Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer finalized, NBA says

    August 12, 2014 | 11:09 am

    Steve Ballmer, the former head of Microsoft, has completed his $2 billion purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, ending a saga that began when former team owner Donald Sterling was heard making racist remarks to his girlfriend on a tape recording.

    The deal closed...

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  • Judge allows $2 billion sale of NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to proceed

    July 28, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    The record $2 billion sale of pro basketball's Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling, a judge tentatively ruled on Monday.

    Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the...

  • Sterling marriage ‘stress’ at issue as L.A. Clippers trial nears end

    July 24, 2014 | 5:32 pm

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's bid to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team in a probate trial entered its final stretch on Wednesday when his attorneys sought to prove his estranged wife improperly seized control of the franchise.

    Sterling's attorneys called...

  • Shelly Sterling to seek court backing as Clippers owner

    June 10, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    Shelly Sterling will seek an emergency court order confirming her as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers in a bid to block her estranged husband from having any say in the team's $2 billion sale, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

    Donald Sterling, 80, was banned...

  • 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...

  • Sterling agrees to Clippers sale, will drop NBA lawsuit

    June 4, 2014 | 4:59 pm

    Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has agreed to sell the team for $2 billion and will drop his lawsuit against the National Basketball Association, his lawyer, Maxwell Blecher, said on Wednesday.

    Sterling, 80, has been banned for life and fined...

  • Donald Sterling sued over alleged sexual harassment of former aide

    June 3, 2014 | 9:31 am

     A lawsuit filed on Monday against Donald Sterling accuses the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner of repeatedly subjecting a woman who worked for him to sexual demands and racist comments and says he ultimately fired her when she protested.

    An attorney representing Sterling,...

  • Timberlake rocks TLV, racism in basketball, future of security and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 2, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    Who talked The Rolling Stones into performing in Israel?

    Ronnie Wood, guitarist for The Rolling Stones, revealed that Bob Dylan put the idea in the Stones' circle to include Israel in their tour. In an interview with Channel 2 in response to written questions ahead of the Stones'...

  • Sterling purchase of the Clippers among top investments in memory

    June 2, 2014 | 9:59 am

    Donald Sterling, forced to sell his National Basketball Association team after a lifetime ban for making racist comments, is not going to be remembered as a "visionary," "icon" or "oracle" – terms attached over the years to renowned business personalities such as Bill Gates, Steve...

  • 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 wants vote on Sterling despite Clippers sale pact

    May 30, 2014 | 12:41 pm

    The NBA said Friday it will go ahead with a vote on terminating Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, although it signaled that a proposal by Sterling's wife to sell the franchise was its preferred course.

    The National Basketball Association said in a statement...

  • Donald Sterling’s reverse lawyer-up: Will fight NBA to keep L.A. Clippers

    May 28, 2014 | 4:57 pm

    Donald Sterling said the NBA has no basis for stripping him of ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Sterling’s representatives said the infamous recording in which he can be heard making derogatory remarks about blacks to his girlfriend were recorded illegally “during an...

  • Unwelcome spotlight on Jewish free loan agencies

    May 21, 2014 | 9:32 am

    Not every celebrity endorsement is a welcome one.

    The saga of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling took yet another bizarre turn when he went on national television recently and started touting the virtues of Jewish mutual aid organizations.

    In a CNN interview that aired...

  • 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,...

  • Donald Sterling TV tirade puts surprise spotlight on Jewish free loan groups

    May 15, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    Not every celebrity endorsement is a welcome one.

    The saga of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling took yet another bizarre turn when he went on national television this week and started touting the virtues of Jewish mutual aid organizations.

    In a CNN interview that...

  • Magic Johnson: Donald Sterling won’t harm black-Jewish relations

    May 15, 2014 | 11:23 am

    Magic Johnson said Donald Sterling’s diminishing his charitable efforts in the African-American community would not harm relations between the Jewish and black communities.

    “One thing great about the African-American and Jewish communities is that they have worked well together...

  • Protest structural racism, not just Sterling racism

    May 14, 2014 | 11:34 am

    When I heard the tape recordings of Donald Sterling, I, like many of you, felt outrage and disgust. 

    I would like to believe that Sterling is an outlier, that his sentiments are not representative. But as the days go by and I hear about the fervor with which the community has...

  • Magic Johnson shrugs off criticism from embattled Clippers owner [VIDEO]

    May 14, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson shrugged off the latest character assault leveled at him by Donald Sterling, calling the Los Angeles Clippers owner "delusional" and suggesting Sterling acted out of desperation to keep the NBA from seizing his team.

    "He's reaching. He's...

  • Donald Sterling rambles about blacks, Jews, Magic Johnson and Jewish free loan societies

    May 13, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Donald Sterling showed that he is the same person in public and in private.

    The world got to know this crazy old billionaire with offensive views via leaked audio of him ranting about black people.

    [TRANSCRIPT/VIDEO: Donald Sterling's interview on CNN]

    The same crazy old...

  • Donald Sterling: Jewish people are more generous than black people

    May 12, 2014 | 11:18 pm

    Not much needs to be said about Clippers owner Donald Sterling's latest debacle. Below is a transcript of some of the high-(low?)-lights of his interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper:

    Sterling: "What has he done? Can you tell me? Big Magic Johnson, what has he done?"

    CNN: "Well...

  • 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...

  • Sterling apologizes in first interview since racist rant [VIDEO]

    May 12, 2014 | 9:32 am

    Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner banned for life from the NBA for making racist comments, publicly apologized in his first interview since the remarks were made public.

    “I’m a good member who made a mistake and I am apologizing and asking for forgiveness,” Sterling...

  • Alan Dershowitz’s secret weapon

    By Jared Sichel

    May 7, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    World-famous lawyer, best-selling author, Harvard professor — Alan Dershowitz’s list of accomplishments is very, very long. And the number of controversial topics that he feels comfortable weighing in on — J Street, George Zimmerman, Jonathan Pollard, Donald Sterling — has made him...

  • ADL creates bias-education curriculum for schools

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    May 7, 2014 | 11:37 am

    The controversy surrounding L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been the talk of the town since racist comments attributed to him were released at the end of April, so the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) thought it should be the responsible talk of schools as well.

    To educate...

  • Yom Clippur

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 7, 2014 | 11:30 am

  • Letters to the editor: Teaching the Holocaust and Donald Sterling

    May 7, 2014 | 9:50 am

    When Is Too Early?

    When I was 10 years old, I began asking questions about what I was seeing and reading in Life Magazine — the atom bomb explosions in two Japanese cities, the soldiers’ discovery of the concentration camps where millions of people had been exterminated...

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