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Donald Sterling

JK, I'm Suing After All

6/9/2014 8:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0604-donald-sterling-01Call him Vlade Divac, 'cause Donald Sterling has flip-flopped once again ... now the disgraced Clippers owner says he WILL sue the NBA for one billion dollars because "I must fight to protect my rights."

Sterling's attorney released a statement saying Donald never wanted to sell the team ... though he never explained why he ever changed his mind in the first place.

"I have decided that I must fight to protect my rights," Sterling said in the statement

"While my position may not be popular, I believe that my rights to privacy and the preservation of my rights to due process should not be trampled. I love the team and have dedicated 33 years of my life to the organization. I intend to fight to keep the team."

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31.

Brian    

Instead of Donald Sterling suing the NBA for $1 billion the Lakers should. A couple years ago someone ruined a trade the Lakers had almost finished. And let everything out that was against their rules. That non-trade ruined the Lakers since they had to trade Odom away for nothing. The Lakers are the ones with an actual case against the NBA.

46 days ago
32.

Bossy Potato    

This is so stupid.

46 days ago
33.

01void    

He must of gotten a new batch of the erection drug because he starting to use his brain again.

46 days ago
34.

cooterou812    

He has Alzheimer's and will drop the charges again.

45 days ago
35.

NGAPLZ    

And next week he gon' be like: "What basketball team?" #alzheimers

45 days ago
36.

areufreakinkiddingme    

He probably just found a lawyer DUMB enough to try it.

45 days ago
37.

myopinion    

LMAO....Donald loves the spot light and he doing whatever he can to stay in it SMH,,,,He would pay for ads in the LA Times with a picture of he and Shelly, so he loves the spot light. No one knew who he was until the scandal.

45 days ago
38.

PitBullLover    

HE'S A PITIFUL demented old fool and embarrassment..... here's a perfect example of
"the good die young......"

45 days ago
39.

freshrodc    

Demented old man sad case for the Jewish community

45 days ago
40.

backfire    

sue V too

45 days ago
41.

Phishie from Philly    

Attention all US citizens that like there freedom please read.
IT's imperative that this jack butt fights this and wins. This man is fighting to protect our rights if you didn't realize. Please put you personal opinion aside and take this for what its really worth. This is a US citizen fighting for his RIGHT for freedom of speech in privacy. We all say stupid stuff around people we trust and love that may be and sound racist to others. He is also fighting for all business owners. Just because a business owner has a different view or what he says in private gets out NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS AWAY. We have the freedom to believe in what we want to. Doesn't that matter to anyone here? Isn't that what we fight for? Is that why so many men & women died to protect? How can someone make you sell your business just because you said something in private that people don't like. I understand he has said stuff before and this is the straw that broke the camels hump but you need to find a different straw. This straw should be protected by our constutional right. Its no different that a bad cop planting evidence just to get a conviction. If this man is forced to sell than that means people with money can get away with anything. People think before you react and put the race thing down. We all need to come together and do the right thing. The red white and blue thing.
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USA!

45 days ago
42.

beathinker    

What he said was vile and reprehensible. But don't be distracted by the bigger much more serious matter at hand. He bought the team with his own money. Any organization/government that can force him to sell/takes the property he paid for establishes a precedent that should scare us all. What is next?

45 days ago
43.

GDUB    

What's the point of keeping the team if no one will play for him? He's going to end up with the least talent in the NBA. And kill the value of the team in the process. Have fun

45 days ago
44.

NY_MissDemeanor    

Good, he should Why should anybody be force to sell their business because he doesn't like black people, FREEDOM of speech. Blacks call each other the n word. That's shows how uneducated they are.

45 days ago
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shortygurl    

This man is sick!!! Put him away please!!!!!!!

45 days ago
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