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Donald Sterling

Lawyering Up to Sue NBA

5/5/2014 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Sterling Suing NBA
Donald Sterling is on the hunt to hire a major L.A. law firm to sue the NBA for suspending him and attempting to strip him of ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us ... Sterling's people were in touch with several law firms last week, including the powerhouse firm Glaser Weil Patty Glaser is one of the top litigators in the country and has repped scores of celebs, including Conan O'Brien and Keith Olbermann. 

And this is ironic ... Paula Deen hired Glaser to defend her in the Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House case ... where Deen admitted during a deposition she used the N word, FYI, Deen's admission occurred long before Glaser took the case.

We've also learned Sterling's people have been in touch with the mega-law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart and Sullivan, a 650-member law firm specializing in business litigation.

Our sources made it clear ... Sterling will not go down without a fight.

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**** him and everyone who shares his Racist views !! **** all y'all Cowards !!

178 days ago


Plenty Comments on here from other Racists that are hiding behind their cowardly anonymous profiles.

178 days ago


What I found really crazy is that there is a 650 person law firm...what a nation we have become.

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Freedom of speech. Don't have to like it, but you, as an American, enjoys your ability of free speech.

178 days ago


Wait a second...Everybody that's screaming he's a racist are all hypocrites!! So none of you have ever said anything even remotely racist about any race or sexual orientation(that means gay people)??? Even in joking?? Why's it a big deal?? Because he's white?? Black and Hispanic people say worse **** about white people on the radio,TV and movies!! But you don't see white people flipping the the fu** out and protest!! Do you people know why?? Cuz we don't give a ****!! So if you think he should get banned from the game and be forced to sell his team...so you're saying that it's cool that you can get fired from your job for anything you say and do that's not morally correct in private??? I didn't think so!!

178 days ago


Ok people lets get to the main point of thr matter.... Yes there is freedom speech that we all have the pleasure of having. You can have whatever view or opinion you want. But do understand that being in the public light you are responsible for your actions and WORDS....if you want to go rob a story you can do the action but you will also suffer the cconsequences. A member of the U.S. military can not speak out against the president or military policies.... This man made his views public that are against what our nation stands for. Not only that but he has a track record of racist actions and quotes while being in the public light. Ask any resident in the LA. Area..... he is a slum-lord. That is facts notated and do***ented. He has a right to fight this battle in court. A right that is fought for and protect by the strongest military force in the world that (there I say) is composed with ALL nationality. He needs to be held accountable forbis actions. As an owner in the nba his is a direct reflexion of this organization. ACCOUNTABLITY

178 days ago


No surprise here.

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That movie White Chicks was racist!!! So Racist r black people. Obama liked the movie White Chicks. I like Biebers white C0CK!! !

178 days ago


You GO Donald ---- Take them down "Hard".... After you win, post a big sign stating "No Magic Johnson Allowed".... You have rights Baby and you need to exercise them now... Yes Sir --- Take them DOWN!!!!!

177 days ago


Sounds like a worthy goal. He and other team owners should not have to be in fear of the press waiving around the smallest dirty laundry.

The courts need to be smarter and less reactionary than readers of gossip journalism. I sense that many people are being played right now. Not just Sterling and his wife, but Silver, the Clippers, the fans, Obama, the foster children, the bleeding hearts. Someone is laughing behind the scenes.

Owners will eventually figure out that they shouldn't destroy themselves.

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