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Donald Sterling and the NBA: Your guide to the looming legal morass
Donald Sterling and the NBA: Your guide to the looming legal morass

The moment that National Basketball Assn. Commissioner Adam Silver said he would ask the league to eject Donald Sterling as a team owner, he handed Sterling the opportunity to cause the league a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. Make that more pain and suffering. On the surface, the NBA constitution gives the owners all the authority they need, pure and simple, to seize the Los Angeles Clippers from Sterling's ownership and sell the franchise to the highest bidder. But under the surface, things can get very impure and complicated. A smooth transition of ownership depends on Sterling's acquiescence, which is by no means assured.  "The best outcome for the...

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