Sunday, November 16, 2014

BUY MORE POPCORN: Donald Sterling wants to question Adam Silver in suit against NBA

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling wants to question NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and V. Stiviano as part  of his federal antitrust lawsuit against the league.

A filing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles outlined 18 witnesses Sterling may call in the case, that also includes his wife, Shelly, retired NBA Commissioner David Stern and former Clippers interim Chief Executive Dick Parsons, reports LaTi.

Thursday’s court filing describes Sterling’s lifetime ban and $2.5-million fine for recorded comments to Stiviano about blacks that become public in April as “egregiously excessive and utterly draconian.” Sterling wants to conduct “broad discovery” into the circumstances of the recording he maintains was made illegally.

Sterling's lawyer estimated a trial could be scheduled for December 2016; the NBA suggested March 2016.

Sterling has pledged to battle the league for the rest of his life, because of the league's forcing him to sell his team over the remarks that could only be interpreted by someone as dumb as a basketball as being racist.


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