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Shelly's attorney will ask the judge for an ruling allowing sale to go through, even if Donald appeals (presuming of course, she wins)
Closing arguments in the Sterling case will be heard Monday at 10am.
Shelly Sterling did not testify today. Donald's attorneys sounded as if they might not call her yesterday so not a major surprise.
There are 6-7 folks here everyday w/ no connection to the case, but like good theater. I'm now more interested in them, than the lawyers
One of the things I like most about "Donald Sterling court" are all the "watchers" who show up everyday for entertainment
Davis' fav. number is 32, but, you know, Magic. So he took 21. "Kevin Garnett … He was my favorite player back in the day."
Three Men and a Baby was directed by Leonard Nimoy. You're welcome.
Wheels up to Utah to celebrate Karl Malone's birthday the only way I know how. Look forward to tweets about pie and beer.
I’d ideally like to see Ed Davis split minutes at center with Jordan Hill. We need Robert Sacre to energize the bench and crowd next season.
Dreams come true for big kids too. @spursofficial http://t.co/7M7t0erjE5
Davis starts most answers with "defense" when describing his game, but he's an efficient offensive player. Career 54.2% FG's in 4 seasons.
Was Ed Davis guaranteed playing time to get him to sign the discount $1m deal? "Not at all. I think it’s tough to say that without a coach"
Basically, it's not too often you find some legit "upside" for a player that's been in the NBA for 4 years, but Davis probably qualifies.
In Davis' 36 games with MEM after being traded from TOR in 2012-13, he averaged 3.1 blocks per 36 min., way over his 1.6 per 36 career avg.
Davis played behind Zebo and Marc Gasol in Memphis last year. It's on the player to create PT, but that suggests some room to grow.
Davis' per 36 #'s: 2012-13 TOR: 14.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.3 bpg, 54.2% FG's; 2013-14 MEM: 13.4 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.6 bpg, 53.4 FG%.
Davis is one of the rare NBA "veterans" (4 season) that still has some upside, as he's never played more than 24 mpg.
Davis, who signed two-year deal (2nd yr player option) on Lakers being long-term home: "I would love it to be"
Davis on Randle: "I think he's going to be a really good player." Reminds him of Zebo, but "he can put it on the floor a lil' bit better."
Davis: "This is going to be my 5th coach this year, but I think the NBA game is pretty much the same."
Davis said he feels like he's gotten a lot stronger in his 4 NBA years, understands the game better. "I'm going to keep working every day."
Davis: Looking foward to opportunity...no guarantees about playing time. "Its tough without a coach." Well, there's that
Davis: "Just looking forward to this opportunity here with this great franchise and being able to contribute every night."
Davis said he can play both power forward and center. He's 6-10 with good length, has averaged 1.6 bpg per 36 minutes.
Davis: Talked to Kobe on the phone...."Its private" about their convo
Ed Davis: See role? I can play both positions, 4 and 5.
Mitch Kupchak upon presenting Ed Davis with his No. 21 jersey: "That was my college number at North Carolina"
Ed Davis fun fact: His father Terry Davis played 10 years in the NBA. LAL now has 3 players w/ dads who played pro sports (Kobe, Sacre)
Mitch Kupchak is here to introduce Ed Davis, who just signed his contract upstairs. Called Davis a "young player w/a very promising future."
Last Laker to wear 21? Chris Duhon.
Waiting for Ed Davis, who is 15 minutes late. Let me say that again....
Random thought: LAL can roll out some lefty-heavy lineups this season: Julius Randle, Ed Davis and Xavier Henry are all lefties.
Another day, another conspiracy theory that actually makes sense.
Coming up on @TakeTwo (@kpcc), we talk Dungy, Michael Sam, Sterling, whether cheating”pays” in NCAA football, & more! 9:40 am PT.
Still, the fact Donald met with Ballmer the other day shows how quickly this could turn. So stay tuned... if you still can ;)
It has always been cleaner for all involved to do a private sale. Termination and forced sale opens up all sorts of legal issues
It's becoming obvious Donald's strategy is to take on NBA. That's the fight he wants. So he's trying to undo this private sale to Ballmer
Shelly and Ballmer's side have been pressing for a ruling that's "appeal proof" but that's difficult to create
So it'll be up to Ballmer if he wants to press forward with the sale despite Donald's outstanding lawsuits and threat of appeal.
Timeframe in Sterling trial. Last day of testimony is Wednesday, closing arguments Monday. If judge rules for Shelly, Donald could appeal
Donald's lawyers made it very clear today he WANTS the NBA to try and terminate him and sell the team because it opens up his antitrust suit
Donald's lawyer: “Could you get to trial in 6-8 months? Possible but you’re looking at a year or so before you have a trial on that issue."
Donald Sterling has filed another lawsuit in Superior court today against Shelly and NBA. His attorney said a ruling may not come for years.
This new lawsuit is in addition to the federal lawsuit Donald Sterling already filed vs the NBA. His attorneys filed it Tuesday after court
Donald alleges he is the sole shareholder of LAC, the corp that runs the Clippers. Once he revoked the trust, the shares reverted to him
Donald Sterling filed a lawsuit in Superior court Tuesday vs Shelly & NBA alleging corporate fraud
We're done for the day.
Dean Bonham seems like a decent guy but this is a tough spot for him to be in. Has no business on the stand. Bad look for Donald's side.
Dean Bonham, Donald Sterling's witness, is being torn to shreds by Pierce O'Donnell.
Dean Bonham also testified that he's being paid $10,000 for his testimony and has prepared 10 hours for his testimony.
On cross-examination, Dean Bonham also confirms he doesn't have a high school or college degree.
Dean Bonham testified he was the president of the Denver Nuggets. He was actually the president of marketing and sales.
Anwar Zakkour of Bank of America testifies he had heard "Plan B" mentioned in meetings but didn't know or ask what it was.
Light moment here when Sterling's lawyer asks BofA expert if Ballmer was "nuts" for $2b bid and Shelly's lawyer objects, "Nuts is vague"
Expert from BofA testifies Ballmer's $2 billion bid was "nirvana" and beyond anyone's wildest expectations. They valued team at $1-1.3 bil