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Donald Sterling

Rejected by Law Firms

He's Radioactive

5/12/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Donald Sterling has been REJECTED by at least 8 big law firms in his quest to sue the NBA ... we're told because they think he's toxic and would piss off their existing clients.

Multiple sources in the legal world tell TMZ ... Sterling has reached out to a number of extremely large, prestigious firms, both in L.A. and San Francisco, looking for representation ... but none were receptive.

Our sources say partners in the firms feel representing Sterling would alienate both their African American clients and corporate clients that are hyper-sensitive to controversy.

One source closely connected with Sterling tells TMZ ... it's especially galling for the Clippers owner, because a number of partners in these firms have called him from time to time asking for favors, including tickets to games.

Funny how things work.

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1.

Lucky_130    

Give old Donnie a break, he puts food on the table for the Clippers

101 days ago
2.

bigwill    

How much you want to bet he'll end up with a black lawyer.

101 days ago
3.

ASH    

Liberalism is a mental disorder.
Obama voting socialists..

If you like socilism so much go
and live in North Korea, China
or Cuba you brain dead turds!

101 days ago
4.

Dildo Baggins    

When wearing her visor, V. Stiviano looks like a ladyboy version of Daft Punk.

101 days ago
5.

ASH    

Cooper is a liberal, politically correct, mentally enslaved, left-leaning main stream media moron ***ler.

101 days ago
6.

MILK    

state your sources tmz because this sounds like a load of crap

101 days ago
7.

ASH    

Most Americans, and especially on this website,
are brain dead morons.
Go to youtube type in mark dice
see his interviews with californian people.
PROOF.
NUF SAID.

101 days ago
8.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Maybe Rush Limbaugh can represent him

101 days ago
9.

ritta    

He need to just sale the tame

101 days ago
10.

Hairyelf    

Has he contacted Gloria Aldred, she'll represent anyone.

101 days ago
11.

01void    

He should get a referral from the NAACP, they to took his money.

101 days ago
12.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

Bwahahahaha! But really, this old dumbazz shouldn't worry too much about it. We all know at least a few lawyers who have no problem representing garbage like this.

101 days ago
13.

The_incredible_mr_wizard    

I doubt this is true. Lawyers love the exposure from cases like this. Secondly, this is what happens when you mess around with pristitutes. He couldn't see this?

101 days ago
14.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

I hope is trajectory is downhill. Why doesnt his racist ass move to europe or israel or russia?!

101 days ago
15.

char    

There probably are law firms who have turned him down. But he will find law firms that will take his case as long as he has the money and he does. The news media is what's pushing this story forward particularly CNN,HLN,MSNBC,TMZ,etc to sway public opinion in order to force sale of team to a African American. They're even trying to force NBA not to let the Sterling family keep team. If there are bi-laws in NBA contract stating Donald can no longer keep team understand that somewhat. But to steal team away from family members who said or did nothing only based on the news media and others who want to buy the team claiming family members had to know he was a racists, therefore they can't keep the team is BS! I would as a family member fight this to the highest court. This is bullying and vilifying people in order to steal the team from family members so others can buy. As Judge Judy as said many times you can't say what someone else knows !

101 days ago
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