As expected Donald Sterling goes to court…..
This while he has an offer to buy his franchise for double that amount and the NBA gets ready to vote him out of the league…..
Donald Sterling HAS a lawyer and he IS a lawyer….
Donald Sterling, the disgraced owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, sued the National Basketball Association on Friday as he fights to retain control of the franchise, while former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer stands by ready to pay a record $2 billion for the team.
The suit, filed in federal court in California, accuses the league and Commissioner Adam Silver of punishing Mr. Sterling based on an “illegally” obtained recording as it asks for at least $1 billion in damages. It also asks to have Mr. Sterling remain in place as owner and for the league to drop a $2.5 million fine levied against him over racist comments that were made public in the recording.
Mr. Sterling accuses the NBA of antitrust violations and of breach of contract, saying he did nothing under the league’s constitution to warrant the punishments and loss of the team. He also alleges unfair treatment, citing examples of inflammatory remarks by others within the league that warranted lesser penalties.
“The punishment is capricious, arbitrary, unreasonable, and grossly discriminatory compared with similar ‘speech’ offenses,” the suit says…..Share on Facebook