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May 15, 2014 Updates

The attorney, Maxwell M. Blecher, also wrote that Sterling doesn't warrant "any punishment at all" for his racist comments that were recorded in a conversation with a female friend and made public. Blecher, a well-known antitrust attorney, also contends that the fine violates Sterling's due process rights and said the matter will need to settled in court. [...] Blecher is one of Sterling's longtime lawyers and represented Sterling in 1982 when the Clippers were planning to move from San Diego to Los Angeles. USA Today Sports

May 4, 2014 Updates

“I want to apologize to my fans and the organization,” Randolph said. “This was totally unexpected. I wasn’t even thinking about that play. Normally, if you do something in a game like get a technical or get into something, you think about it all night. I didn’t think about it. I was just upset about the loss. Not being able to play in Game 7 never crossed my mind.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 2, 2014 Updates
May 1, 2014 Updates

Late in the second quarter of Game 6 between the Pacers and the Hawks, George Hill and Mike Scott got into a bit of an altercation after getting tangled up on the baseline. Scott easily could have been ejected for the mush to Hill’s face that was followed up with what certainly could be interpreted as a swing (and a miss) with the right hand. Instead, only double technical fouls were issued. NBCSports.com

Donald Sterling won’t go down without a fight, according to an NBA executive who is close to the disgraced owner of the Clippers, and will sue the league if the other 29 owners vote to force him to sell. The wheels are in motion to remove Sterling, a process that the executive said Wednesday night would lead to a lawsuit by the disgraced owner, possibly tying up the future of the team for years. “He is not going to sell the team,” the executive said. New York Daily News

Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver will be an integral part in the next steps of removing league-banned Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. Sarver is a member of the NBA's 10-owner advisory/finance committee which will have a conference call Thursday to discuss the next steps in forcing Sterling to sell the Clippers, including approval from three-fourths of the Board of Governors' 30 team representatives (29, if no Clippers representative is allowed to vote). "As the commissioner (Adam Silver) said in the press conference, this process is going to start right away," Sarver said. "He's referred it to the Board of Governors advisory/finance committee, which serves as a quasi-executive committee, which I'm a member of. We'll be working with the league office to determine the next steps in the process." Arizona Republic

April 29, 2014 Updates

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