Jun 9, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT
Examining what’s next for the Sterlings, Clippers and Steve Ballmer
May 30, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT
We were all expecting this.
May 29, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT
This all only works if Donald Sterling decides to sell. What will he say when $1.8 billion (give or take) is on the table?
May 27, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT
Sterling is going to fight the league’s efforts to force a sale of the team. Shocking.
May 8, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT
She’s far from clean, but says his issues don’t apply to “me or my family.”
May 2, 2014, 1:27 AM EDT
Disgraced Clippers owner is reportedly battling prostate cancer.
Apr 29, 2014, 4:57 AM EDT
Expect a fine and a suspension, but Silver might even try to do more.
Apr 27, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT
There have been calls for Johnson to take the job, but he has other goals.
Extended audio emerges featuring more racist remarks allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling
Apr 27, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT
An extended audio clip has surfaced, and features additional racist comments allegedly made by Sterling.
Apr 27, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT
Jordan becomes the first owner to publicly condemn Sterling’s remarks, after Mark Cuban passed on the opportunity Saturday.
Oct 28, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT
Things are different around the Clippers organization now compared to even five years ago, let alone a decade. It’s not just the winning on the court, there is more professionalism around the entire organization. But they are still owned by Donald Sterling, the man who is the reason for the decades of futility. This summer…
May 25, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT
Golden State’s Mike Malone has been in the group with Brian Shaw and Mike Budenholzer the past few years — top assistant coaches that get interviews but have yet to land in the big chair. That could be about to change for Malone — it’s a good thing when the owner wants you. And the…
Dec 15, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT
Wednesday night the Clippers went from “good young team with potential” to “these guys are close to being contenders.” The Clippers are not title contenders yet. Not until we see them play better and consistent defense. Not until we’re convinced Vinny Del Negro can coach a team to a championship. Not with the stopgap Chauncey…
Jun 10, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT
Well, it looks like at least one of notoriously cheap Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s cost-cutting measures has failed. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Dillman, here’s the story: An arbitrator has awarded former Clippers general manager and coach Mike Dunleavy slightly more than $13 million in compensation. The Clippers had quit paying Dunleavy immediately…
Mar 30, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT
Clippers Donald Sterling is still a despicable human being. A man with a laundry list of offenses of offenses from the serious (racial housing discrimination) to just screwing up his NBA team. This has not changed. But he has won key court battle. A jury Wednesday rejected a $2 million lawsuit brought by former Clippers…
Mar 19, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT
We’ve all been there — working for a boss so bad you started plotting your way out from the first day you were on the job. We’ve all got the horror stories. Clipper GM Neil Olshey has said Blake Griffin will be a Clipper forever. You can bet that is the desire of the front…
Mar 16, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT
Clippers owner Donald Sterling did not sound like a cold hearted, penny pinching, racist on the witness stand of a trail Tuesday. He sounded clueless and disinterested, however. Elgin Baylor — Lakers legend and Clipper employee for more than two decades — is suing Sterling for age discrimination for Baylor’s firing as team general manager…
Mar 15, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT
The Clippers — behind the force of nature that is Blake Griffin — are on the precipice of being good. Maybe very good. Only the Thunder are a young team as well positioned to grow into a contender as the Clippers. Los Angeles has a franchise player, a good number two in Eric Gordon, quality…
Jan 20, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT
We all keep doing it. We watch the Clippers do something like dismantle Minnesota Wednesday night, we see them beat the Lakers and Heat, we look at their franchise player in Blake Griffin, their young core of talented players, and we ask… How are the Clippers going to screw this up? The Clippers GM told…
Jan 16, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT
Okay, it’s an NBA owners meeting sometime last year. You’re Donald Sterling. I’ll wait while you vomit at that idea. Okay, you’re Donald Sterling. You are certifiably the worst owner in the history of professional sports. In addition to being an alleged slum lord, an alleged racist, having been alleged as having committed sexual harassment…
Jan 11, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT
Can’t blame a guy for trying, I guess. Of all the crazy rumors flying around the Carmelo Anthony trade scenarios this one (from Marc Stein of ESPN) made me laugh out loud. The Clippers’ Blake Griffin is one of Denver’s dream targets in an Anthony trade, but sources told ESPN.com that those overtures have been…
Jan 7, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT
Any time you feel yourself start to nod in agreement when someone says, “You know, with Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon, the Clippers are a team on the rise,” come back and read this post. ESPN got a hold of more legal filings in former Clipper GM Elgin Baylor’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the team…
Dec 14, 2010, 3:42 PM EDT
Mark Cuban tries not to, which is more than we can say for Donald Sterling. If you are invested — emotionally and financially — as an NBA owner, you bet you would get frustrated when your team doesn’t play well. Los Angeles Clippers owner Sterling has taken that frustration out by heckling players during games,…
Dec 13, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT
“Why are you in the game?” “Why did you take that shot?” “You’re out of shape!” Clippers fans have been yelling that at Baron Davis for years. Now that is what Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been yelling at Davis, Marc Spears of Yahoo reports. Apparently Sterling has taunted other players as well, but like…
Nov 9, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT
Donald Sterling. While other owners strive to reach his level he remains to gold standard. Well, maybe the coal standard. Or, um, fertilizer standard. Let’s ignore his Clippers slow start on the court — they are entertaining and show some promise in spite of everything — and talk about him off the court. Remember that…
- USA celebrates gold medal with lots of dancing (except Derrick Rose) 8
- Too much World Cup MVP Kyrie Irving for Serbia to handle as USA wins gold easily 129-92 18
- FIBA World Cup USA vs. Serbia preview: Serbia no pushover but Americans should grab gold 4
- France beats Lithuania to win World Cup bronze 6
- Carmelo Anthony says nobody would want to play for Hawks 20
- Serbia holds off furious French comeback, wins to advance to gold medal game vs. USA 4
- Hawks GM Danny Ferry releases statement on his leave of absence, apologizes again 6