Stubborn Sterling – Sources say Banned Clippers Owner Is Refusing to Sell the Team

The Los Angeles branch of the NAACP has rescinded an award to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in light of the racially insensitive remarks attributed to him in an audiotape made public. (Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)
The Los Angeles branch of the NAACP has rescinded an award to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in light of the racially insensitive remarks attributed to him in an audiotape made public.
(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

A source is saying that current Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was banned from the NBA for life by Commissioner Adam Silver earlier Tuesday, has said that he has no intention to sell the team.

CBS2 Sports Director Jim Hill says he has been told by a source that Sterling’s initial reaction to Silver’s actions is to not sell the team.

Commissioner Silver earlier Tuesday said he would do all in his power to make certain that the Clippers would ultimately be sold.

“Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life with any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA,” Commissioner Silver said in the press conference on Tuesday. “… As for Mr. Sterling’s ownership interest in the Clippers, I will urge the Board of Governors to exercise its authority to force a sale of the team and will do everything in my power to ensure that happens.”

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The NBA Board of Governors, however, have to vote 75% in favor of terminating his ownership for the action to proceed. So far, the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls have shared with a CBS News poll that they support forcing Sterling to sell the team.

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Source: CBS Los Angeles

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