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Will Donald Sterling Give Up Clippers Or Fight?

Sterling can fade away or fight back.

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Now that NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has dropped the hammer on Clippers owner Don Sterling for his racist comments, what happens next? Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million, banned Sterling for life and is putting pressure on him to sell the franchise, but Sterling might not go quietly. The league could force a sale if enough owners vote to do so, but Sterling could put up a fight and a heated legal battle could ensue.

In the The Los Angeles Times, Notre Dame sports economics professor Richard Sheehan said “If he truly doesn’t want to sell, I’m going to guess he could tie this up for the rest of his life. It would be an absolute disaster.”

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