Commissioner Adam Silver, after three months as leader of the 30-team league, confronts one of the most unsettling crises the NBA has faced in recent years. http://lat.ms/1m7bfQA (Photo: Getty Images)
4/29/2014 5:53:24 PMtenny.tatusian
How much power does the NBA have in this case?
Bylaws give the pro basketball league the power to oust owners in limited circumstances, experts said Silver would more likely hit the Clippers' owner with a sizable fine and a lengthy suspension, perhaps with the intent of pressuring the real estate magnate into selling the franchise he has owned for 33 years. - http://lat.ms/1m7bfQA
4/29/2014 5:56:39 PMtenny.tatusian
Sterling paid $12 million in 1981 for the team in San Diego and three years later moved the Clippers to Los Angeles.Forbes magazine recently valued the team at $575 million, though some in the sports world think the franchise could sell for as much as $700 million. http://lat.ms/1m7bfQA
by NBC Nightly News via twitter4/29/2014 6:02:38 PM
BREAKING: NBA suspends LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling indefinitely, fines him $5 million, senior NBA official confirms to NBC News