The plot thickens in the Donald Sterling scandal only days after the NBA announced the lifetime ban for the Los Angeles Clippers owner.
Reportedly, Sterling continues to show no remorse for the comments made in the recording obtained by TMZ.com. The banned owner still refuses to apologize and now has said the following about his scandal with girlfriend V. Stivianio according to CNN’s The Situation Room Twitter account:
“I wish I had just paid her off!” – Donald Sterling on girlfriend V. Stivianio. More details this hour in the CNN #sitroom
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) May 2, 2014
Obviously, Sterling hasn’t been all that affected by all that has transpired over the past two weeks. The longtime owner of the Clippers will continue to rub people the wrong way even after being banned by the league with comments like these.
Only time will tell what Sterling’s fate will be after this drawn out fiasco. Sterling intends to fight the league and the 29 other owners that plan to force him to sell the Clippers.
Although many believed that this situation could come to an end quickly after NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Sterling’s ban and the intention to force him out, Sterling is as reluctant as ever to cooperate and will likely draw this out as far as it can go.
With many interested parties led by Oprah Winfrey and Magic Johnson being open to the idea of buying the Clippers franchise, the NBA is eager to get the team on the open market and move past this scandal. It’ll be interesting to see just how long this process will take and if it’ll have an impact on the team and its players and coaches moving forward.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling For LIFE