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SBD/July 25, 2014/Franchises
Chris Paul Threatens To Sit Out If Sterling Still Controls Clippers At Start Of Season
Published July 25, 2014
SO MUCH FOR THE OFFSEASON: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was profiled Thursday night by ESPN's Hannah Storm, who noted the summer "used to be quiet time in the NBA, but not anymore," with the ongoing Clippers saga making headlines, along with the free agency moves by Cavaliers F LeBron James and Knicks F Carmelo Anthony. Storm said when Sterling's "racially charged remarks to his girlfriend were made public" this spring, Silver "had to quickly contemplate the punishment." But Storm added, "The commissioner's battle with Sterling may continue for a long time. Though Sterling's wife has sold the team to Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion, the banned former owner's litigation against his wife and the league means this crisis isn't ending any time soon" ("In Focus With Hannah Storm," ESPN, 7/24).