NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling For Life
Play Podcast Clippers owner Steve Ballmer covers his mindset on joining the NBA, his relationship with Doc Rivers, Shelly Sterling's continued involvement with the team and more.
Play Podcast PTI's Michael Wilbon weighs in on whether he was surprised by Steve Ballmer's agreement to buy the Clippers for $2 billion, Thunder-Spurs, Heat-Pacers and more.
Play Podcast ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne talks about Steve Ballmer's agreement to buy the Clippers for $2 billion, how Donald Sterling was ruled mentally incapacitated and more.
Play Podcast Clippers F Jared Dudley comments on his interactions with the Sterlings, Steve Ballmer's agreement to buy L.A. and whether Donald Sterling's remarks distracted the team during the playoffs.
Play Podcast NBPA first VP Roger Mason Jr. discusses the proposed sale price of the Clippers, whether the team is a good investment and the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling situation.
Play Podcast ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell weighs in on Steve Ballmer's agreement to purchase the Clippers, the process of the sale and the NBA's legal strategy against Donald Sterling.
Clippers' no-win situation
There's no need for Doc Rivers or Chris Paul to abandon ship now. There's no way for them to beat a man who doesn't care if he loses.
Clippers name has to go with Sterling
The Clippers name should follow Donald Sterling out the door.
Too early to read into Sterlings' deal
Donald Sterling's sudden willingness to consider a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers by his wife, Shelly, could be a tactic to delay the end of their ownership, Lester Munson writes.
Sterling's refreshing transparency
Donald Sterling's weak apology did not even include a nod to black people, writes Jason Whitlock.
The wheel has turned
Donald Sterling's ban from the NBA was a kind of Lifetime Achievement Award for racism, Dan Le Batard writes.
Sterling saga reveals players' power
Adam Silver's strong statement to ban Donald Sterling uncovered the truth that players have power, Howard Bryant writes.
NBA spent years looking other way
In throwing Donald Sterling out of the NBA for life, commissioner Adam Silver is appropriately exercising his powers as broadly as his job description will allow. But what took the league so long, Peter Keating asks.