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Donald Sterling Sued by NBA We'll Make YOU Pay for Fighting Clippers Sale

8/12/2014 9:05 AM PDT
0812-silver-sterling-getty-tmz-01NBA Commissioner Adam Silver just reminded Donald Sterling that his ongoing battle to block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers is costing the league a ton of money, and ultimately ... it's coming out of his ass.

The league filed a countersuit against Sterling yesterday, and in the docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- it points out Sterling's initial agreement to sell the team to Steve Ballmer included a provision that indemnified the league from future claims brought by him, Shelly Sterling, or the Clippers.

In other words, if the sale went awry, and anyone wanted to block it -- the league would not have to foot the bill for legal fees. The countersuit makes it clear ... the league expects Donald to pay up.

Interesting that the league included that provision in the sale. League Commissioner Adam Silver obviously expected a fight from Donald. 

According to the docs, the league's already racked up hefty expenses, which continue to mount. They're suing Donald and the Sterling Family Trust to get that money back. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!
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