the on court drama of the NBA

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the on court drama of the NBA

Postby lihun » Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:47 am

5 key players in the Donald Sterling uproar

The n word wasn't used, but the male voice on the audio recording complained that his girlfriend posted Instagram photos of herself with black men, including NFL jerseys from china former pro basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson. "Don't bring him Cheap nfl jerseys to my games," the male voice commanded.Current and former players castigated Sterling. Talking heads called for the National Basketball Association to kick him out of the game.Then another website NFL jerseys cheap posted another, similar audio recording. More angry words. This uproar won't die down any time soon.A basketball team puts five players on the floor. In that spirit, here are five of the key players in the Sterling controversy:1. Donald SterlingSterling, 80, has made a fortune as a lawyer, real estate developer and entrepreneur. He's the longest tenured team owner in the NBA.He acquired the Clippers in 1981 for $12.5 million, and now the team is valued at $575 million, according to Forbes magazine. The magazine says his net worth is $1.9 billion.Sterling hasn't commented extensively since the audio recordings were released, but a Clippers official said Sterling is "emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is Cheap air max shoes not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings."He doesn't mind a battle. He has a history of fighting housing discrimination claims in court. Elgin Baylor, former general manager of the Clippers, sued for wrongful termination and said Sterling treated him "as a token because of his race."How will Sterling respond if the NBA investigation finds he did, in fact, make these comments? Will he fight? How far could the NBA go to punish an owner?These questions might overshadow the on court drama of the NBA playoffs in coming months.2. V. StivianoShe is the other voice on the recording, but she did not leak it to the media, Stiviano's attorney says.Stiviano, who according to public records is 31 years old, isn't commenting on the controversy. On the tape, she is heard emphasizing that she is of mixed race. Sterling's wife calls her a mistress and a gold digger.
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