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The Sterling File -- from the Clips Nation archives

The Clippers have long had the worst owner in sports, but his actions finally forced the NBA to do something about it and on April 29, 2014, Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life.

Sterling v Sterling Sent Back to State Court

If you're following on twitter, you still have no idea what's going in.

Sterling probate showdown set for July 7

The hearing to determine if Shelly Sterling had the authority to sell the Clippers acting as sole trustee of the trust that owns the team has been set for July 7 -- several days into the crucial NBA free agency period.

Sterling makes a statement that is so Sterling

We just didn't understand Donald Sterling before -- it turns out, he's a freedom fighter, taking a stand to protect the rights of citizens like you and m.

Sterling and his crack legal team are suing again

Donald Sterling has changed course at least four times over the last two weeks, completely contradicting earlier statements on several occasions. He's probably nuts -- but he's definitely got too many lawyers, and they're not helping the situation.

NBA approves sale to Ballmer, cancels DTS hearing

The NBA has approved the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer, pending approval from the Board of Governors. Tuesday's hearing concerning the actions against Donald Sterling has been cancelled. This is it folks.

Agreement to sell Clippers forwarded to NBA

Shelly Sterling, acting as the sole trustee of the trust that owns the Clippers, has reached a binding agreement to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. That agreement has been submitted to the NBA for approval.

Ballmer to buy Clippers for record $2 Billion

According to the LA Times, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as won the bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers, agreeing to pay a record $2 Billion to acquire the team. Any sale will have to be approved by the league.

Sterling responds to the NBA's charges

When Donald Sterling gave control of the sale of the Clippers to his wife Shelly last week it seemed like a rational and reasonable decision on his part -- which made no sense for DTS. Now he says he'll fight, like the Donald we know and loathe.

Donald Sterling -- achieving new lows in tone deaf

Donald Sterling has always lacked any self awareness, but his CNN interview, which clearly only made him more of a pariah, is perhaps the best example ever in a long history of tone deaf behavior.

Parsons makes his presence felt in Los Angeles

New Clippers CEO Dick Parsons spent time in LA today to meet with Clippers employees. He held an afternoon press conference to answer questions and was more than impressive with his answers.

Report: NBA to tab Richard Parsons as Clippers CEO

Dick Parsons is the former Chairman of Citigroup and CEO of Time Warner. He was one of the first ever African American CEOs of a Fortune 500 company. And according to reports, he'll be the interim CEO of the Clippers.

Andy Roeser to Take Indefinite Leave of Absence

Andy Roeser, long-time Clippers President, will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, the league announced Tuesday.

Sterling battling cancer

According to a report published in the New York Post, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has been battling prostate cancer for the last few years.

The NBA owners stepped up

I was truly surprised -- very pleasantly so -- by the bold nature of Adam Silver's decision to ban Donald Sterling. I did not believe the rest of the NBA owners would be willing to oust one of their own, but it seems I was wrong.

ClipCast Episode 76: Don Voyage!

Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA, and no one is happier about it than the ClipCast guys.

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Why I Continue to Be a Clippers Fan

One fan's perspective on the Donald Sterling saga and what this means for Clippers fans

April 29th, 2014

I am not sure anyone expected that April 29th, 2014 would end up being one of the most historic days in the history of American professional sports, but that is exactly what happened when Adam Silver handed down his unprecedented punishment to Donald

Preliminary Look at Potential Buyers

With the news that the NBA will hold a vote that may force Donald Sterling to sell the Clippers, who could be a potential buyer?

Banned for life: The NBA lowers the boom on DTS

In a stunning decision NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has banned Donald Sterling from the NBA for life and will pursue removing him as an owner.

Sterling Banned for Life; Fined $2.5 Million

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced today that Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life from the NBA and fined 2.5 million dollars.

What if the league's response is insufficient?

The Donald Sterling story has taken over the Clippers-Warriors series. NBA Commissioner has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow to announce a decision on Sterling, but what happens if the punishment is viewed as too lenient?

The Clippers are not Donald Sterling

When the news began to trickle in over the weekend that Donald Sterling had made racist comments, my initial reaction was probably similar to that of most long time Clipper fans: Donald Sterling is a jackass... and a racist. This isn't news.

Why are folks finally upset about Sterling?

We've known for far too long that Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a bad, bad man. The fact that this time the truth has finally resonated with the broader population is strange but more than welcome.

ClipCast Episode 75: Go Away Donald

Donald Sterling has messed everything up, and Chris Wylde and Mike Jaglin are here to discuss.

Donald Sterling rears his ugly head

It had been almost four years since Donald Sterling had done something really bad. It was nice while it lasted.

Donald Sterling Needs to Go Away

Last night TMZ posted an audio link of Donald Sterling telling his "girlfriend" not to bring black people to "his games". It's (once again) time for Clipper fans (and the players and other team employees) to re-evaluate their relationship with a man who repeatedly behaves in a manner that is morally corrupt.

Did Sterling try to kill Redick deal?

According to a story by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Clippers owner Donald Sterling almost killed the Clippers trade of Eric Bledsoe for J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley leading to a showdown with Doc Rivers.

Eulogizing a dead deal -- Doc and KG snatched away

We gather here today, not to bury Doc and KG, but to praise them. Or something like that. Why is the Clippers-Celtics mega-deal dead, and what is next for the Clippers?

Chris Paul is upset? Consider the source

ESPN reports that Chris Paul is upset with the Clippers organization because he is being blamed for the firing of Vinny Del Negro.

What Word Comes to Mind for the Clippers?

On NBA Word Association Day, the NBA bloggers of SB Nation react to the words that other bloggers associate with their teams. Spoiler alert -- not everyone loves the Clippers, who are frequently associated with their less than popular owner.

Olshey is Gone -- Keep Calm and Carry On

Neil Olshey has left the Clippers for the GM job in Portland. Did someone screw up in LA? Will the Clippers suffer without the architect of the current team?

The Clippers and Darrell and Drama

Clipper Darrell is is a self-promoter and the Clippers are tone deaf and two plus two equals four