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  • 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...

  • Maccabi Tel Aviv’s David Blatt on NBA radar for coaching slots

    June 9, 2014 | 3:18 pm

    David Blatt, who guided Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague basketball championship, is rumored to be in the mix for several coaching jobs in the NBA.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly have contacted Blatt for their vacant head coaching post, The Associated Press...

  • 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...

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  • 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’s Clippers defy gravity with team’s record sale price

    May 30, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's record $2 billion deal to buy the Los Angeles Clippers shows that star forward Blake Griffin and his monster slam dunks aren't the only things that defy gravity.

    When the National Basketball Association first hit Clippers owner Donald Sterling...

  • Local Iranian-American convicted of defrauding former NBA, NFL exec in Ponzi scheme

    By Jared Sichel

    May 30, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    Shervin Neman, the Los Angeles man arrested last year after allegedly targeting Iranian Jews and other investors in a Ponzi scheme, was found guilty on May 16 of defrauding two people out of a total of $3 million — one of the victims being a former NBA and NFL executive, according...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Donald Sterling’s dollars: Charities face dilemmas with tainted donors

    May 5, 2014 | 2:25 pm

    When Donald Sterling’s racist rant hit the news last week, you could practically hear the jostling at the microphone by those eager to denounce the Los Angeles Clippers owner.

    For the beneficiaries of Sterling’s largesse, the denunciations took on a special imperative as a means...

  • 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,...

  • Donald Tokowitz Sterling:
    A Jew minus

    By David Suissa

    April 28, 2014 | 2:48 pm

    [UPDATE, May 2] My conversation with Donald Sterling


    My head is spinning from watching the horror show of Donald Sterling’s racist rants and his subsequent lifetime banishment from basketball. In case you’ve been on Mars the past week, Sterling is the billionaire owner of the Los...

  • Jewish groups slam racist rant attributed to Donald Sterling

    April 28, 2014 | 10:06 am

    Jewish groups condemned the racist remarks attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, called the remarks “reprehensible.”

    “If the National Basketball Association’s investigation...

  • Obama denounces reported comments by NBA team owner as ‘racist’

    April 28, 2014 | 9:58 am

    President Barack Obama said on Sunday that comments reported to have been made by the owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers basketball team were "incredibly offensive racist statements."

    The NBA is investigating an audio recording posted online of Clippers owner Donald Sterling...

  • Jewish groups slam racist rant attributed to Donald Sterling

    April 28, 2014 | 8:27 am

    Jewish groups condemned the racist remarks attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, called the remarks “reprehensible.”

    “If the National Basketball Association’s investigation...

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

    April 16, 2014 | 2:32 pm

    Maccabi Tel Aviv reportedly is heading back to the United States this fall for its first round of 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 squads...

  • 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...

  • Ex-NBA stars disassociate from Dennis Rodman-led basketball game in Pyongyang

    January 7, 2014 | 10:04 am

    The Simon Wiesenthal Center commended the National Basketball Retired Association for firmly disassociating itself from the Dennis Rodman organized basketball game in Pyongyang in honor of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s 31st birthday.

    "While all Americans support the use of...

  • NBA’s Tony Parker apologizes for anti-Semitic salute

    December 31, 2013 | 9:34 am

    NBA star Tony Parker has apologized for performing an anti-Semitic salute after a three-year-old photo was published in the French media.

    The photo shows Parker, who was born in Belgium and is a French national, performing the quenelle salute earlier this year with its inventor,...

  • Kobe Returns to Lakers!

    By Joy Bennett

    December 9, 2013 | 7:39 am

    Kobe Bryant, number 24, in Lakers Game at Staples Center, 12/8/13, photo by Joy Bennett

    The excitement was palpable at the Staples Center last night (December 8, 2013). Kobe Bryant returned to the Lakers after a long 8 month absence due to injury.  Even the Lakers store had...

  • 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...

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