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No NBA Owners Saying They’ll Stand By Sterling

(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)

MIAMI (AP) — A majority of NBA ownership groups reached Tuesday by The Associated Press say they will vote to force embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell his club.

When asked by AP if they would vote to remove Sterling, 16 ownership groups said they would, while eight declined to reveal their stance. The other five, not including the Clippers, could not be reached.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants Sterling to sell as part of the stiff series of sanctions brought against the league’s longest-tenured owner in response to racist comments.

Sterling was banned from the game for life and fined $2.5 million, but still owns the team.

For Sterling to be forced to sell, 75 percent of NBA clubs would have to vote in favor of such a move.

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  • Rudy Haugeneder

    It is now time to apply the same severe what might now be known as “Sterling Rules of Behavior” to all professional athletes, many of whom should be banned from their sport for life for their abusive, abrasive, sometimes criminal, morally repugnant behavior and language, and, yes, sometimes racist attitudes.

    It must be done. .

    • NBA sucks

      Yes your right Rudy but it’s not gonna happen. It’s all about $$. How many nfl players get arrested every week ? What’s their color ? They get a slap on the wrist. I agree that this guy messed up but how many people can say that they never said something similar in private ? Not many I’m sure. His problem was that his girlfriend wanted to make some cash for herself. Isn’t she black ? How can someone who dates black women be racist ? Doesn’t make sense.