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Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Sacramento Kings during an exhibition game earlier this season at Staples Center. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
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Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, embraces then-Coach Mike Dunleavy after a 2006 playoff victory over the Denver Nuggets. (Andrew D. Bernstein / Getty Images)
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Clippers forward Ricky Davis and owner Donald Sterling pose for a picture on media day at the team’s training facility in Playa Vista. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
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Clippers owner Donald Sterling was the honorary event chairman for the second California Gold Star Awards dinner gala and auction at the Disneyland Hotel in 2003. (Robert Mora / Getty Images)
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Donald Sterling, shown in Malibu in 1989, has owned the Clippers since 1981, when the franchise was based in San Diego. He moved the team to Los Angeles in 1984. ()
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Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, Steve Soboroff, who sold the land for the team’s Playa Vista training facility, center, and Clippers President Andy Roeser, right, pose for a photo on media day. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
Clippers protest
The Clippers stand for the National Anthem with their warmups inside-out in silent protest of comments attributed to team owner Donald Sterling. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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