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July 10, 2014 Updates

Mike Mazzeo: Pierce confirms (as if needed) that Doc has called him and says as others have dominos will fall when Melo/Bron land #Nets Twitter @MazzESPN

When asked at the beginning of her testimony on Wednesday if she was separated from her husband Donald, Shelly Sterling chuckled and said, “Sort of.” It was a day of contradictions for the couple, who went from loving to fiery in a matter of minutes. It culminated at the end of Shelly’s testimony, when she walked over to her husband and Donald snarled at her, “Get away from me, you pig!” Los Angeles Times

In her testimony, Shelly recounted her side of the falling out that occurred after a recording of Donald’s racially charged comments to a female friend of his had been released. Shelly said that after the recording was released, she flew to New York to meet with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. On that trip, Donald went on CNN for an interview with Anderson Cooper. The now-famous video showed a side of her husband that Shelly didn’t recognize. “I couldn’t believe it and I started crying,” she testified. “I felt so bad. I couldn’t believe that was him.” Los Angeles Times

July 9, 2014 Updates

Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM. Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets among other organizations, sources said, and teams expect a possible signing next week. RealGM

After a second day of fiery testimony from her husband, Shelly Sterling took the stand in a trial that may decide if she acted legally when she seized control of the Sterling Family Trust and sold the Clippers. Soon after, Judge Michael Levanas called an end to the day's testimony, and Donald Sterling was heard saying to his wife, "Get away from me, you pig!" And then adding, "Shelly, how could you lie?" Chicago Tribune

Donald Sterling, on the stand, said he "probably would have" agreed to sell the club if the NBA had removed the penalties, which he thought they had initially. "They indicated they would resolve all of the issues that remained, implying that if there was any punishment, which was the most serious punishment in the history of the Bar association and the history of sports," Donald testified. "To impose a $2.5 million fine. To bar somebody forever.f There's something behind that, and we'll find out what it is." USA Today Sports

Donald ended his testimony by saying how he runs all his businesses and has made a fortune. "I do it all, and I'm happy to share it with my wife. I'm happy to give her half ... or maybe more." With Shelly on the stand, O'Donnell asked if she were separated from her husband? "Sort of," Shelly answered. USA Today Sports

In his initial hourlong testimony Tuesday during a hearing that represents possibly his last chance to control the Clippers, Sterling strangely confronted the notion that he was mentally incapacitated by acting like he wanted to prove it. When asked about Dr. Meril Sue Platzer and the mental competency exam she administered at his home that led to a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, he was slanderous. "She said she was there because her life was in shambles and her husband left her with $1 milllion in liability and that she's been drinking," he said. "We never got to the point [of a diagnosis]. . . . She said, 'Can I finish the examination of you after we go across the street to the Polo Lounge and have a couple of drinks?'" Los Angeles Times

Pierce O'Donnell, one of Shelly Sterling's attorneys, shook his head as he walked down a buzzing courthouse hall. "In 40 years as a lawyer, I've never seen a courtroom meltdown like that," he said. The lawyers for Sterling, meanwhile, just saw this as Donald being Donald. Far from shocked, they were actually pleased. "I think Donald did an excellent job on the stand. . . . If I needed a lawyer, I'd hire him," said his attorney Bobby Samini, later adding, "A lot of people talk about things tangentially; I don't see how that makes them incompetent. He has a lot to say, he's got a lot on his chest, and I think he wanted to use this opportunity to get some of it out." Los Angeles Times

July 8, 2014 Updates
 

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