Donald Sterling controversy

On April 25, TMZ posted an audio recording in which Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling told companion V. Stiviano he didn't want to see her around African Americans. His rant followed Stiviano's posting on Instagram of a photo in which she posed with former Lakers great Magic Johnson.

Days later, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million, banned him from the league for life and asked fellow owners to jettison their longest-tenured colleague.


Here is some of The Times' coverage.

The NBA in 2014: Donald Sterling exits, Steve Ballmer arrives

NBA's 2014 events of note include Donald Sterling's departure from Clippers and LeBron James' return to Cleveland.

Steve Ballmer's Clippers purchase: Don't write off tax-break potential

Steve Ballmer, who bought Clippers for $2 billion, could seek as much as half of that price in tax breaks, experts say.

Bidding for Clippers was 'like speed dating'

Insiders give an account of the frenetic week of talks on the Clippers sale, negotiated by Shelly Sterling.

Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits

The outcry over Donald Sterling's remarks have refocused attention on two federal housing lawsuits against the Sterlings

Donald Sterling wants his wife to negotiate forced sale of Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling would like to allow his wife, Shelly, to negotiate the forced sale of the NBA team.

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Three (business) reasons the Sterlings should sell the Clippers now

Donald Sterling's reported move to allow his wife to sell the L.A. Clippers makes sense from a business perspective.

Sterling tape was unleashed as friendship with Stiviano frayed

The NBA investigation shows Sterling-Stiviano relationship was deteriorating before tape was released.

Bill Plaschke: NBA makes the right move regarding Donald Sterling

Bill Plaschke: NBA makes the right move with lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Sterling foundation ads tout good works, but verifying them isn't easy

Donald T. Sterling Charitable Foundation's actual donations have been far more modest than publicity suggests

Donald Sterling's wife hasn't escaped controversy either

Court documents show controversy involving Donald Sterling's wife.