While Donald Sterling’s status as the Los Angeles Clippers owner remains uncertain, star point guard Chris Paul tells ESPN that it’s “unacceptable” … and is thinking boycott if he stays.
The 29-year-old NBA superstar says he has spoken to Clippers coach Doc Rivers about the possibility of sitting out if the controversial owner remains in control when the seasons starts in a little more than two months.
“That’s something me and Doc are both talking about,” Paul told ESPN on Thursday (July 24). “Something has to happen, and something needs to happen soon — sooner rather than later.
“We’re all going to talk about it,” he continued. “We’re all definitely going to talk about it. Doc, Blake [Griffin], DJ [DeAndre Jordan]. It’s unacceptable.”
Currently, the issue is whether Sterling’s wife, Shelly, acted properly in selling the franchise without his consent… when she agreed to a deal with ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion.
Closing arguments in the probate court case are set for Monday, at which point the judge will determine whether to authorize the sale or otherwise. Sterling, himself, has vowed to fight “as long as he lives.”
Training camp is set to open in early October.