Donald Sterling

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V. Stiviano: Donald Sterling Is Gay

She was his beard, not his lover: lawsuit

(Newser) - Donald Sterling's girlfriend? Nah, says V. Stiviano: She never slept with the former Los Angeles Clippers owner, because he's gay and she was his beard, TMZ reports. Stiviano makes the claim in a new lawsuit filed in a battle over who owns the property and cars Sterling gave... More »

Ballmer Takes Over as LA Clippers Owner

Judge makes sale official

(Newser) - Steve Ballmer finally has an NBA outlet for his rah-rah displays of emotion as the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The former Microsoft CEO's record $2 billion purchase of the team was confirmed by a Los Angeles judge yesterday, clearing the way for the avid pickup basketball... More »

Judge Sides With Sterling's Wife, OKs Clippers Sale

Rules against Donald Sterling

(Newser) - 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 today with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by... More »

Sterling Yells, Calls Wife 'Pig' in Court

That followed a surprisingly tender moment between the pair

(Newser) - There have been some surprising moments in the courtroom as Donald Sterling battles to keep a firm grip on his Los Angeles Clippers. Earlier this week, Sterling pulled his wife close to him as she whispered in his ear and wiped away a tear, the New York Times reports. Seems... More »

Sterling Hires Team to 'Dig Up Dirt' on NBA

Owners and commissioners, watch your back

(Newser) - The NBA better hope there are no skeletons in its closet: After plenty of bouncing back and forth on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling is striking again at the league, having hired a bevvy of investigators to "dig up all the dirt they can find"... More »

Sterling: Clippers Sale Is Off

'I must fight to protect my rights,' he says

(Newser) - Looks like Donald Sterling has decided he wants a fight after all. The $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers he agreed to last week is off and his $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA is back on, Sterling's lawyer tells ESPN . "I have decided that I... More »

Sterling OKs Clippers Sale, Feels 'Fabulous'

He drops opposition to $2B Ballmer buy

(Newser) - Instead of unleashing a legal battle his lawyer likened to "World War III," Donald Sterling has decided to just sell the Los Angeles Clippers for a massive profit. His lawyer says Sterling has approved the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion and will drop... More »

Sterling Sued Over Yet More Alleged Racism

Alleged ex: He slammed my marriage to a black man

(Newser) - Ready for more incredibly offensive comments attributed to Donald Sterling? A new lawsuit, brought by yet another alleged lover, offers up quite a few. Maiko Maya King says the two dated between 2005 and 2011 and she later worked for him, at which point she faced "a steady stream... More »

V. Stiviano Allegedly Beaten by Racists in New York

Bouncer says she was in the middle of a fight

(Newser) - A pair of white men shouting racial slurs assaulted former Donald Sterling paramour V. Stiviano outside a New York City hotel last night, Stiviano's lawyer tells Radar . "They were about 5'7" and they knew exactly who she was. They began to hit her and called her the... More »

Sterling Sues NBA for $1B

Though his wife would have to pay it

(Newser) - The soap opera that is Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers seems to be winding down, but not without a few last-minute plot twists. To begin with, Steve Ballmer's $2 billion purchase of the team is now all but a done deal and expected to close... More »

Donald Sterling Declared Mentally Unfit

Clippers owner can't block sale, according to report

(Newser) - Donald Sterling has been declared mentally unfit to run the Sterling Family Trust, the entity that officially owns the Clippers, and hence cannot block the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer, sources tell USA Today and ESPN . Shelly Sterling put out a press release last night saying that she... More »

Report: Steve Ballmer to Buy LA Clippers

'LA Times' says former Microsoft exec has the winning bid at $2B

(Newser) - Steve Ballmer is a very rich man from his days at Microsoft , and it looks like he's about to acquire a rich man's hobby: The LA Times reports that the former CEO has won the bidding war to become the new owner of the LA Clippers for $2... More »

Donald Sterling to Let Shelly Sell the Clippers

Move could avoid legal fight—or be a tactic in one

(Newser) - Donald Sterling has agreed to let his estranged wife, Shelly, negotiate the sale of the Clippers, multiple media outlets are reporting—though that might not be as clear a capitulation as it sounds like. For one thing, it's unclear how much of a stake Shelly would be willing to... More »

Mark Cuban Apologizes to Trayvon Martin's Family

Mavericks owner under fire for racially charged comments

(Newser) - Here's a sign that your disquisition on race didn't go very well: You wind up apologizing to Trayvon Martin's family. That's the position Mark Cuban found himself in yesterday, after a perhaps-too-candid talk at Inc. magazine 's GrowCo conference the day prior. Asked about the... More »

NBA Moves to Eject Sterling

He is charged with damaging the league

(Newser) - The NBA has moved to hustle LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling toward the exit with a hearing set for June 3. The league has charged Sterling with damaging the league's "diversity and inclusion" with racist remarks that surfaced last month, as well as with comments in a recent... More »

Sterling to NBA: Stuff Your $2.5M Fine

Lawyer's letter signals that he plans to go down fighting

(Newser) - It looks like Donald Sterling isn't going down without a fight. The embattled LA Clippers owner has hired a prominent antitrust lawyer and informed the NBA that he has no intention of paying a $2.5 million fine imposed for making racist remarks, sources tell Sports Illustrated and USA ... More »

Sterling Admits Divorce, Calls Galpal 'Animal' in Bed

Oh, and he did 'nothing wrong' so won't pay fine

(Newser) - Donald Sterling has confirmed he and wife Shelly are indeed heading for divorce —but USA Today reports Shelly may be holding back the papers as leverage in the fight for her share of the LA Clippers. "I've destroyed her life," Sterling told CNN 's Anderson... More »

New Sterling Tape: Stiviano Bleaches Her Skin, Is Racist

Apparently hasn't checked penchant for talking to people with recorders

(Newser) - The Daily Mail says it has obtained a new recording of Donald Sterling and—surprise, surprise—it doesn't paint the LA Clippers owner in a very good light. The tape was made during an hour-long phone call between Sterling and his friend, a black hip-hop artist who goes by... More »

Magic Johnson: I'll Pray for Sterling

He also defends his work in the black community

(Newser) - After Clippers owner Donald Sterling went on CNN last night and seemingly made things even worse for himself by going after Magic Johnson, the former basketball star doesn't sound much interested in returning fire. "I'm a God-fearing man and I'm going to pray for him and... More »

Sterling Slams Magic Johnson for Getting 'Those AIDS'

Remember, he doesn't actually have AIDS

(Newser) - Donald Sterling talked to Anderson Cooper on CNN in an interview that aired last night, and though he apologized for his racist remarks that could cost him his ownership of the LA Clippers, the comments getting the most play are the ones he made about Magic Johnson. Sterling says the... More »

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