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Blake Griffin Healing Small Fracture In Back

Blake Griffin withdrew from Team USA's training camp because he was advised by doctors to give more time to heal a small fracture in his back before the NBA season, according to sources. Griffin is expected to make a full recovery before the Los Angeles Clippers' training camp. He suffered the back injury during the playoffs and doctors advised him to sit out of the international...
Via RealGM
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Judge rules against Donald Sterling’s bid to block sale of Clippers

A judge ruled Monday that Shelly Sterling, the wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, had negotiated a good deal for the Clippers sale for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling’s estranged wife and said she had negotiated a good deal for the Clippers and had the authority to remove Donald as...
Via Sports-Glory
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Judge Says Shelly Sterling Acted "Appropriately"

((HT: MyFoxLA))Judge Michael Levanas has come down with the opinion/ruling that Shelly Sterling acted appropriately in the decision to challenge her estranged husband's mental state in the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.Closing arguments the first of three pending Donald Sterling lawsuits were earlier in the day and Levanas ruled Shelly Sterling, tentatively, has the authority...
Via Online Sports Guys
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA News: Judge's ruling clears way for sale of Clippers

A judge has stuck down Donald Sterling's attempt to maintain ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers and has cleared the way for the sale of the team according to a report from the Los Angeles Times:Judge’s ruling clears path for Shelly Sterling to sell the @LAClippers to Steve Ballmer— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) July 28, 2014A secretly recorded phone call between Sterling...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Judge rules in favor of Shelly Sterling on all counts

Things went Shelly Sterling's way in probate court on Monday, clearing the way for the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas announced a tentative decision in favor of Shelly on all counts. First was that she did act in accordance with the Sterling Family Trust when she negotiated the sale after Donald Sterling was found mentally incompetent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Court rules against Donald Sterling's block of Clips sale

Probate court judge Michael Levanas of the California Superior Court ruled on Monday that Donald Sterling could not block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Unsurprisingly, Levanas found Rochelle Sterling, Donald Sterling’s wife, to be the more credible witness of the two and he also ruled that sale of the team could begin immediately. Steve Ballmer, former Microsoft executive...
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. "...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Judge Forces Donald Sterling to sell LA Clippers to Steve Ballmer

It looks like we’ll finally have some resolution with the NBA’s attempt to force the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Owner Donald Sterling and his wife previously agreed to sell the Clippers to ex- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but Sterling backed out of the deal and sued to try and keep the Clippers. It failed, and […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Judge Rules Against Donald Sterling, OKs Wife’s $2B Sale Of Clippers

LOS ANGELES — A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling’s estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks. Shelly Sterling...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Donald Sterling vs The LA Clippers

Today is the closing arguments in the Donald Sterling vs the LA Clippers and the pending sale to former Microsoft owner, Steve Ballmer, who has placed a bid in the amount of $2,000,000,000 for the Clippers franchise, the same franchise that Sterling still owns.In court proceedings, Sterling has made it crystal clear that his intentions is to end any chance of the Los Angeles Clippers...
Via Route4Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Closing arguments are underway in a trial to determine whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The arguments Monday follow days of testimony involving Shelly Sterling's removal of her husband from the family trust that owns the team after doctors found him to be mentally...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Judge OKs $2B sale of Clippers despite Donald Sterling's objections

LOS ANGELES -- A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced. "I can't...
Via Fox Sports West
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Withdraws From Team USA

Clippers four-time NBA All-Star, Blake Griffin, has rescinded from the United States Men’s Basketball roster which competes at the FIBA World Cup Spain 2014. United States, who are FIBA world ranked number one, opens at FIBA World Cup Spain 2014 with a Group C challenge against Finland inside the Bizkaia Arena in Greater Bilbao on August 30. Blake Griffin was selected amongst 19...
Via Overtime
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Chris Paul Contemplating Boycott In Sterling Ownership

Clippers point guard, Chris Paul, has publicly spoken of sitting out of the entire upcoming NBA 2014-15 regular season in boycott if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers when the season commences on October 28. Sterling was banned for life and fined a league constitution maximum of $2.5 million by NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, on April 29. Sterling was also...
Via Overtime
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul: Boycott possibility real if Donald Sterling stays

“That’s something me and Doc are both talking about. Something has to happen, and something needs to happen soon — sooner rather than later. We’re all going to talk about it,” Paul said. “We’re all definitely going to talk about it. Doc, Blake [Griffin], DJ[DeAndre Jordan]. It’s unacceptable.” –Clippers guard and NBPA President Chris Paul on the possibility of...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CP3, Doc Rivers might boycott if Donald Sterling blocks sale

File this under, We’ll believe it when we see it. Chris Paul and Doc Rivers are “both talking about” sitting out the coming NBA season if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Paul told ESPN.com. Paul called Sterling’s continued ownership of the team “unacceptable” and said “something needs to happen soon.” Of course, the legal process doesn’t...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul considering sitting out if Donald Sterling remains Clippers owner

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul told ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman that if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team when the season begins in a little more than two months, he and coach Doc Rivers have discussed sitting out until Sterling is ousted. “That’s something me and Doc are both talking about,” Paul said Thursday. “Something has to happen, and something...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It could be like a reverse mortgage for Donald: Chris Paul, teammates 'talking about' boycott of Sterling owned Clippers

Chris Paul and his LA teammates are reportedly 'talking about' a boycott of any still Sterling owned Clippers. Doc Rivers too.Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons' testimony Wednesday at a probate court trial looking to determine whether Donald's wife Shelly can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the NBA looks to force Donald Sterling...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul discusses possible boycott with Doc Rivers

Chris Paul says he has talked with head coach Doc Rivers about a potential boycott if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers when the NBA season begins. Paul, who is a leader on the Clippers and president of the NBAPA, told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that it’s “unacceptable” if Sterling is still […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Deny Waiting To Hire Head Coach With Rivers Potentially Becoming Available

The Los Angeles Lakers have still not hired a head coach and two sources disputed the notion that they are potentially waiting to see if Doc Rivers becomes available with the Donald Sterling situation dragging out. Rivers would not be expected to remain head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the sale of the franchise to Steve Ballmer is overturned. The Lakers haven't interviewed...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Lakers waiting for Doc Rivers to quit the Clippers?

I’ve been doing my best to ignore the tweet-by-tweet coverage of the Donald Sterling legal proceedings, but one tidbit of news caught my attention this week: The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified in state court Tuesday afternoon that coach and team president Doc Rivers has told him on multiple occasions that he doesn’t think he wants to continue as coach if...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelly Sterling seeks appeal-proof ruling

The attorneys for Shelly Sterling said Wednesday they will ask a judge to issue a ruling allowing the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to proceed despite pending lawsuits brought by Donald Sterling in both federal and civil court contesting his wife's authority to sell the franchise without his consent. Pierce O'Donnell, the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bid Book Reveals Severe Overpay For Clippers By Ballmer

Steve Ballmer severely overbid for the Los Angeles Clippers based on the expected 2014 revenues of the franchise. Ballmer's $2 billion bid is 12.1 times the expected 2014 revenues. The book, called "Project Claret" so as not to give away on the cover sheet that these numbers are indeed the financials of the Clippers, reveals that the team is projected to finish the...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Wants Public’s Help In Locating Suspect In Aunt’s Murderer

Clippers star Matt Barnes recently suffered a family tragedy, and took to Instagram for the public’s assistance. Barnes’ aunt, Tanganyika Williams, who was brutally murdered on July 8th.  Matt is asking for anyone with information to contact the Sacramento PD. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/07/23/6577204/nbas-matt-barnes-uses-social-media.html#storylink=cpy  ...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Sterling may need to sell Clippers to pay debts, keep Doc Rivers

The Donald Sterling saga will not end. A few weeks ago, Sterling was in court fighting his estranged(?) wife for control of the trust which owns the Clippers. No decision was made as of yet and so Steve Ballmer and the Clippers are kept in limbo. This delay and questions about the Clippers’ future, as well as the Sterlings’ involvement with the organization, are causing two major...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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