Banned owner going down swinging

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Posted: May 16, 2014 6:19 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: May 16, 2014 6:19 AM
Source: ABC

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Topics: NBA, Sterling, Los Angeles, Clippers, Adam Silver, racist, lifetime ban

LOS ANGELES, CA - The NBA wants Donald Sterling to sell his team, but the embattled owner is not going down without a fight.

Commissioner Adam Silver recently handed the long-time Los Angeles Clippers owner a lifetime ban from the league. Sterling's mistress released recorded a conversation with him where he makes several racist remarks. It led to an NBA and nationwide call for action to be taken.

Silver also wants the Sterling family to sell the team. Sterling's estranged wife, Shelley, has already said that she will fight to keep the team. Now her husband also says he will fight to keep the Clippers in the family.

He has hired an attorney and plans to sue the NBA for trying to force him out, but legal experts say this is not a case he is likely to win. According to the NBA's constitution, the Board of Governors withholds the right to kick him out of the league.

In addition to the lifetime ban, Sterling was also slapped with a $2.5 million fine, which he is yet to pay.

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