Fiji Time: 12:06 AM on Friday 1 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Sterling to sue NBA

Afp
Saturday, May 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES, California- Donald Sterling is prepared to sue the NBA if it goes ahead with action to strip him of his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, his attorney said yesterday.

Maxwell Blecher's comments came amid reports that Sterling's wife Shelly had fielded multiple offers for the club, including one from former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer that Forbes reported to be for $US1.8 billion ($A1.95 billion).

Blecher says Sterling wants to hear from the league ahead of a scheduled hearing before the board of governors on Tuesday, when his fellow 29 owners are due to vote on whether to terminate his ownership.

"The league on Tuesday has a guillotine over Mr Sterling's head." They will confiscate his team illegally and, if they don't want a lawsuit challenging that conduct, they need to let us know before Tuesday.

"Thus far, we had heard nothing."

Blecher said the league had no grounds to act against Sterling because the racist remarks recorded without his permission a crime in California.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63220.6132
JPY 50.597447.5974
GBP 0.36260.3546
EUR 0.43850.4265
NZD 0.69540.6624
AUD 0.66050.6355
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Prayer for a spouse
  2. Ready, waiting
  3. Family mourns loss
  4. FNPF members to receive $239m
  5. Big day for Nadro players
  6. Rabuka pays gratitude to SODELPA members
  7. Police to use database system to track vehicles
  8. Chand: Impact of illegal wildlife trading enormous
  9. Sandalwood nursery
  10. Lack of public convenience

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  4. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  5. Prayer for a spouse Thursday (30 Jun)
  6. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  7. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  8. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  9. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)
  10. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)