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Shelly Sterling asks court to complete L.A. Clippers sale despite husband’s objections

‘Sterling asks court to order Clippers sale’ (via AFP) Shelly Sterling, the wife of embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, asked a court Wednesday to complete a $2 billion sale of the NBA team, the Los Angeles Times reported. A probate petition by Mrs. Sterling’s attorneys wants the Los…

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling reverses course, sues the NBA for $1 billion again

Sterling pursues lawsuit, pulls out of Clippers sale: reports (via AFP) Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has decided to fight to keep the NBA team and pull out of a $2 billion sale deal, according to reports. Sterling, whose racist comments prompted NBA commissioner Adam…

NY man charged in racial attack on V. Stiviano, woman behind LA Clippers scandal

A Long Island, New York, man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the weekend assault of V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks that got him banned from the NBA. Police said Dominick Diorio, 40, was arrested at his home in…

Ex-Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer agrees to buy LA Clippers

Former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer has signed an agreement to buy the Los Angeles clippers basketball team for $2 billion, according to a statement Thursday from him and co-owner Shelly Sterling. The NBA is forcing the Sterling family to sell the……

Report: Chinese ex-NBA pioneer Yao Ming recruiting investors to bid on Clippers

Retired Chinese superstar Yao Ming is lining up investors to make a bid for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers if embattled owner Donald Sterling has to sell, ESPN.com reported on Friday. Yao is just the latest celebrity to be linked to a potential Clippers bid since Sterling was engulfed in…

Donald Sterling hands the Los Angeles Clippers over to his wife

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Donald Sterling, banned for life from the NBA for taped racist comments, has handed over control of the Los Angeles Clippers to his wife, according to media reports on Friday. Celebrity website TMZ, citing unnamed sources, reported that Sterling transferred control of the team to his…

Former pimp tells CNN: I released Sterling tapes after he ‘started going crazy’ on Magic

A man identifying himself as a former friend of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling told CNN host Don Lemon on Wednesday that he arranged for Sterling to meet escorts on several occasions, but was responsible for releasing excerpts from a conversation with Sterling to several outlets. “I called him…

Donald Sterling dismisses threat of NBA player boycott: ‘Why would they do that?’

Donald Sterling, the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner banned for life by the NBA for racist remarks, says he doubts players would strike if he still owns the team next season. In portions of an interview with CNN released on the television network’s website Wednesday, the 80-year-old real estate tycoon…

L.A. Clippers tap former Time Warner chair as interim CEO

Richard Parsons, the former chairman of media giant Time Warner and Citigroup, was named Friday as the interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers following a racism firestorm. The move by the NBA came in the wake of the life ban imposed upon Clippers owner Donald Sterling for racist…

Clippers owner Donald Sterling says ‘I’m not a racist’ in newly-released recording

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, banned for life by the NBA for racist remarks, insisted “I am not a racist” in comments on a recording made public Thursday. Celebrity website RadarOnline posted what it called a “secret audio recording” of Sterling reacting to the scandal, which erupted last…

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