Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Won’t Pay Fine, Threatens To Sue

Donald Sterling

Despite claiming he’ll go along with what the league wants, in his interview on CNN, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling isn’t going away without a fight.

Sources told Thursday (May 15) that Sterling’s lawyer has informed the NBA that he will not be pay the $2.5 million fine handed down by the league last month… and reportedly due this week.

In a letter sent on Sterling’s behalf, antitrust litigator Max Blecher also threatened to sue the NBA if Sterling is not afforded due process.

According to, the letter was sent Wednesday (May 14). It asserts that “no punishment is warranted” for Sterling, who was banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist remarks he made that were published online.

The letter claims Sterling has not breached the NBA constitution and that his “due process rights” were violated by the league’s four-day investigation.

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