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Donald Sterling

Lawyering Up to Sue NBA

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

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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My_Kingdom_For_A_Nose    

You know, when Snoop Dogg got all riled up last weekend...I don't remember him coming out against the gang of 'between 20 and 40' black youths who attacked 3 white women (two 19 year-olds and a 21 year-old) on Halloween night 2006 in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood in Snoop's hometown of Long Beach, Calif. Girls in the mob yelled such things as "We hate white people, f--- whites!" as they overwhelmed and attacked the defenseless women.

In the end, 9 teenage girls were convicted of FELONY ASSAULT with GREAT BODILY INJURY and HATE CRIME enhancements. One of the victims suffered more than a dozen facial bones broken. Two boys were also sentenced as well.

Moreover, the 19 year-old victim was the subject of WITNESS INTIMIDATION when she awoke on her second day of testimony to find six men from the Baby Insane Crips gang sitting on the hood of her car. The police gave her an escort to court that day, but it only served to embolden the men who, on her last day on the stand, parked in front of her home and then backed into her car at full speed, totaling the vehicle.

Don't remember the Snoop Dogg getting all worked up about this racial violence, though.

It only happened in his hometown!!

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al92lt1    

Good for him.

89 days ago
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nana    

Nothing will erase the things he said, I don't give a **** what anybody says

89 days ago
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JP    

Good for him!!! That's right!!! I hope he wins!!!

89 days ago
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Jayne    

He's an even bigger jerk than I thought. No good will come of it, for him anyway, and he's opening the way for a lot more pain, aggravation and bad feelings to ensue. At his age, he's hurting himself more than it's worth to save face. What a damn fool!

89 days ago
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Kristinajp    

I hope he calls Gloria Allred, lol. I wonder if that is even her real name because once you use her you will be in the All Red as 8n your bank account after her fees...

89 days ago
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Jayne    

And where's the Blue Fugley, today?

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barstooldreamer    

You do know that is NOT irony right?

89 days ago
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HumanNature    

NICE TO SEE THAT THE OLE RACIST BASTARD GOING TO SPEND HIS $$$$$$$$$$$ ON ANOTHER SET OF "WH@RES"!!!!

89 days ago
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westendgonzo    

How is it ironic that the same lawyer is defending two racist clients?

"a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result."

If anything, it seems consistent.

89 days ago
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01void    

Who did'nt know, he'll die before he gives up his team.

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lkelly816    

He has only his OWN stupidity and ignorance to blame for the mess HE created.

89 days ago
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nana    

He's trying to redeem the little bit(if there's any) of respect left amongst his peers

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gegeok    

He needs to fight that cancer...

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My_Kingdom_For_A_Nose    

I would like to see Sterling start dating Omarosa.

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