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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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We are still in America. Even NBA's bylaw needs to be challenged if they aren't administered fairly. According to their bylaw, he shouldn't lose ownership. They can't assume that the entire NBA will lose money. Looks like a witch hunt to strip him of ownership. Plus the rookie commissioner was pressured to side with the lynching way too quickly.

174 days ago


Maybe his players can sue him, the ignorant bastard.

174 days ago


He need's to hire a hitman to take care of the bitch who recorded him.

174 days ago


Good for him. This is still America!

174 days ago


What everyone seems to forget is that his racial slurs are really not grown for him to be forced to sell anything. It may be the "moral" thing to do but it is unconstitutional since we do have freedom of speech and enterprise.

People are all riddled up about something that really doesn't impact their everyday life. Yet, the day that the day that the government and society strips you from your own rights, then and only then will you see the agenda behind such stupidity.

Executives in the NBA, Corp America, Government will still fell the way they will feel about any given race. Believe that. Please don't hype yourself to think other wise.

174 days ago


And he should not go down witout a fight, freedom of speech...right America

174 days ago


Sue the **** out of the NBA!!!!!!!!!

174 days ago


Wish him luck. Now that his girlfriend/ assistant released the tape and admitted she was paid under the table I hope the IRS goes after her. She'd owe a bunch of back taxes and fines. Serves her right.

174 days ago


Good for him...don't go down without a fight.

174 days ago


If he was really racist do you think he would have black coach for his team. Black people just want to make a big deal out of everything. I hope he get millions when he sues.

174 days ago


We've seen this before at TMZ and in the media. Bring up a lot of racial stories and demonize the woman. Trying to elicit sympathy for Sterling the way they did for Dominique Strauss-Kahn against the black maid. When the guy was guilty and had a history of perversion. Khan got off and a year later he quietly settled the r@pe against a woman just going her job.

174 days ago


Fight it Donald! Sue Adam Silver, and get the cars back from the hooker!

174 days ago


I think he has a case, he made a racist remark in private, while in public he has a black coach of the team. Meanwhile Magic made a public mockery of a person with a disability and gets a pass and people praising him for being forced to appologise

174 days ago


He's going to lose. No advertisements, the players throughout the league will not play for or against his teams and attendance will suffer and no one will coach the team. Good luck with that Sterling.

I don't have sympathy for Sterling. I have sympathy for the blacks in Israel that Sterling says are treated like dogs. They sterilize the Jewish black Ethiopian women in Israel.

174 days ago


didn't his son just die? give the dude a break cause at the end of the he still gonna be rich as well as the basket ball team...and that trash aka his mistress will still be money hungry,!

174 days ago
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