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Donald Sterling

Hires Lawyer, Threatens

to Sue NBA

5/16/2014 4:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0504-donald-sterling-getty-02Donald Sterling has finally found a lawyer who will take his case ... and has fired off a letter to the NBA refusing to pay the $2.5 million fine and threatening to sue ... this according to a new report. 

Sterling has hired prominent antitrust litigator Maxwell Blecher, reports SI.com, who has already sent the NBA a letter saying Sterling has done nothing wrong and that "no punishment is warranted."

The report says the letter goes on to say that Sterling will not pay the $2.5 million fine the league levied on him, which is already past due. 

Sterling's lawyer, the report claims, says the embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner has not violated any article of the NBA constitution and argues that Sterling's "due process rights" have been violated by the NBA.

As TMZ first reported, Sterling was turned down by eight big law firms in his quest to sue the NBA. 

 

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

This is going to get dragged out forever

75 days ago
2.

Truth    

MEHHH... YALL KNOW BLECHER IS DOIN THIS SH*T FOR MONEY AND TV FAME WHORE PR THAT FOLLOWS. HE KNOWS REPPING A RACIST AINT GOIN ANYWHERE. ANY JUDGE AND JURY THAT SUPPORTS RACISM ON A 1ST AMENDMENT BASIS GONNA GET DEATH THREATS. GET READY TO PUT ON THE WHITE HOODS. #TRUTH!!

75 days ago
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Truth    

RACISTS AL SHARPTON AND JESSIE JACKSON RANTS IN 4, 3, 2, 1... #TRUTH!!

75 days ago
4.

some guy    

It sure would be a shame if Donald was to get kidnapped and dumped off in the middle of Africa...
*tee hee*

74 days ago
5.

bizz    

I agree. No matter what Sterling did this is still America, I thought we had freedom of speech rights and stuff. How can they just tell someone that they can't step foot in their own property CUZ OF THEIR OPINION? and then make you pay millions for it. Psshh...lawyer please.

74 days ago
6.

FREEDOM    

THE NBA HAS TO BE ACCONTABLE FOR THERE ACTIONS.

74 days ago
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FREEDOM    

STERLING WILL SHOW.THE WORLD.SAYING BLACK MEN IS NOT RACIST.

74 days ago
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FREEDOM    

STERLING HAS HAD A LEGAL TEAM ALL ALONG.

74 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THE NBA MADE A BIG MISTAKE.

74 days ago
10.

FREEDOM    

THE NBA HAS ANOTHER THING COMING.

74 days ago
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FREEDOM    

THE NBA HAD NO RIGHT INVADING HIS PRIVACY.

74 days ago
12.

FREEDOM    

NBA WATCH OUT!!!

74 days ago
13.

FREEDOM    

TIME FOR HELL TO BREAK LOOSE!!!!

74 days ago
14.

FREEDOM    

THERE ARE LAWS TO PROTECT YOU FROM THE IGNORANCE OF THE NBA.

74 days ago
15.

Jazzi    

Good for him! His rights were violated by that dumb ****sucking, ugly bitch Vi Stiviano. End of story!

74 days ago
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