Posts Tagged ‘NBA Owners’

NBA Owners Concerned About Skeletons In Their Closet Blackmail Just Got More Interesting

May 1, 2014

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation, but what comes next? The other NBA owners need a 75 percent vote to have Donald Sterling removed as owner. But Detroit News columnist and 97-1 The Ticket co-host Terry Foster wonders if the other owners may be worried about their own skeletons in their closets. “I think there is a fear … some owners may not … want an investigation, so they want this thing to go away as quickly as possible. The one thing about Donald Sterling, he loves to sue people, so I think the other owners have to be careful, they definitely don’t want things coming out of their closet,” said Foster.

Blackmail of NBA owners just got more interesting. Let the shakedown and charitable contributions begin.




Orlando Magic And Amway Owner Dick Devos Ready To Clean Up NBA Ownership

April 30, 2014

An overwhelming majority of NBA teams would vote for Donald Sterling to sell the Clippers, according to comments made Tuesday by numerous owners around the league. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does not have the power alone to force Sterling to sell his franchise but an affirming vote from three-fourths of the league’s owners would cement the issue. It was unclear if Sterling was willing to part with his team. He could sue to keep it if the other 29 teams successfully voted him out. Orlando Magic owner Dan DeVos said his franchise was “behind Adam’s recommendation and plan[s] to vote accordingly” after Silver banned Sterling for life from the NBA and fined him $2.5 million Tuesday.

NBA owners scheduled to vote on the forced sell of Clippers. Dick Devos ready to clean up ownership.