Donald Sterling has apparently backed off his litigious stance and has agreed to allow his wife Shelly, a 50% owner herself, to control the sale of the Clippers. This could bring a quick and painless end to the ownership controversy.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?