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June 30, 2014 Updates
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June 24, 2014 Updates

A former stripper wants sole custody of her 2-month-old girl because the child’s NBA star-dad is too busy on the court to be a parent, according to court papers. Attorneys for Indiana Pacers forward Paul George revealed his ex-lover’s previously sealed paternity lawsuit when they moved the case to federal court on Monday. George “is not capable of the care of the child … due to, among other things, his professional obligations, his lifestyle and his residency away from the child,” baby mama Daniela Rajic says in the legal filing. New York Post

June 23, 2014 Updates

Donald Sterling says he's tracked down a doctor who thinks his mind is in perfect working order -- and he wants the doc to testify during the trial ... or else he'll suffer "grave" injury. Sterling just filed new court docs in his legal war with his estranged wife Shelly -- begging the judge to postpone the start of the Clippers trial so he can bring in a neurologist who will tell the judge Donald is NOT mentally incapacitated. In the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Donald says Dr. Jeffrey Cummings -- Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health -- will vouch for him ... but will be out of town and unable to testify in court until after July 20th. TMZ.com

Ramona Shelburne: Samini said the lawyers also discussed in court today whether Steve Ballmer has a right to be present during Sterling's probate trial. Donald Sterlings lawyer Bobby Samini told ESPN he's hoping trial will be pushed to late July/early August to accommodate their expert Dr Twitter @ramonashelburne

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton is expected to plead guilty to a felony in his gun possession case in exchange for a no-jail sentence, prosecutors said Monday. Felton was in court as the Manhattan district attorney's office outlined the agreement, which would resolve a gun case that arose amid the breakup of his marriage. He's expected to admit June 30 to at least one charge, attempted criminal possession of a weapon — he won't have to come to court to do so — and get a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service. "I want to thank the DA for being fair to me in this whole situation," Felton said outside court, also thanking his family, friends and fans "for supporting me and understanding who, the person, I am." Boston Herald

Mike Mazzeo: Felton will avoid jail time #nyk. Under an agreement reached today Felton will have to plead guilty to a felony, serve community service and pay a fine #nyk Twitter @MazzESPN

June 21, 2014 Updates

A federal judge in Chicago withdrew from a civil case involving Michael Jordan after lawyers for the former Chicago Bulls star accused the jurist of comparing Jordan to a "hog" and "Dr. Frankenstein," though the judge denies the descriptions were aimed directly at the former NBA player. The legal fracas arose in a 4-year-old civil case in which Jordan star sued Dominick's Finer Foods LLC after the grocery store chain invoked his name and persona without permission in a 2009 Sports Illustrated advertisement. Charlotte Observer

June 19, 2014 Updates

Shelly Sterling will seek a court order of protection for her, her lawyer and witnesses such as the doctors who evaluated Donald Sterling from harassment by her estranged husband and his lawyers, sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday. Shelly Sterling and her attorneys will appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday morning, sources said, to present evidence that Donald Sterling and his lawyers have threatened, intimidated and harassed witnesses who will be called in the probate court hearing July 7-10. ESPN.com

That hearing was scheduled after an emergency petition to the court last week by Shelly Sterling to evaluate the actions she took to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterling has argued for an expeditious court ruling on her authority to sell the Clippers because the sale needs to close no later than Sept. 15 or the NBA will resume termination proceedings against Donald Sterling for racist remarks he made to former assistant V. Stiviano, which were published by TMZ. ESPN.com

Shelly Sterling's attorneys will ask a judge Thursday to order Donald Sterling and his attorneys to not threaten, harass or intimidate his wife's legal team and doctors who determined the Los Angeles Clippers' co-owner was mentally incapacitated. A person with knowledge of the legal proceedings told The Associated Press that the urgent request seeks protections for witnesses including three doctors who may be witnesses in next month's scheduled trial to determine if Shelly Sterling can sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. USA Today Sports

June 18, 2014 Updates

Ramona Shelburne: Shelly Sterling will petition a court Thurs to keep Donald & his team from intimidating/harassing witnesses (the doctors who evaluated him). Will be interesting to see what evidence Shelly presents. There wasn't a hearing scheduled until the 23rd, so this is a new development. Twitter @ramonashelburne

The ex-wife of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade filed a federal lawsuit this week against her former husband’s attorney and Dolton, Ill., police, alleging they filed false charges against her and assaulted her. Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, who in 2011 lost custody of her and Wade’s two boys, says in the lawsuit filed Monday that Wade’s attorney James Pritikin and Dolton police were among the conspirators who “worked together in a common plan to cause false charges to be initiated against” Funches-Wade. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

June 14, 2014 Updates

Police are asking for your help in solving the murder of an aspiring professional basketball player, the brother of NBA forward Dominic McGuire. Jamel McGuire, 27, was gunned down Thursday morning inside a Chula Vista apartment. Desiree McGuire was watching the morning news Thursday when she heard a description of a murder victim at the Beacon Cove Apartments in Chula Vista that sounded eerily similar to that of her youngest son. “I said this cannot possibly by my child, please Lord no,” said Desiree McGuire fighting back tears. SanDiego6.com


Police say Jamel McGuire was playing video games on the couch, his two friends playing cards at a table nearby when the shooting suspect stormed through the front door firing some 5 to 6 shots. The two male friends scrambled for their lives, running to the back bedroom and jumped out a window to try to get help. Neighbors say they heard gunshots ring out at 12:20 Thursday morning. “My husband heard gunshots,” said neighbor Salina Robertson. “My kids were laying on the floor. We were concerned shots would come upstairs.” “I’m just in shock. I saw them bring the body out. I cried,” said neighbor Michelle Hernandez. SanDiego6.com


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