May 11, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling enters the court before the start of game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Donald Sterling’s girlfriend won’t cooperate with NBA


Minutes after Adam Silver addressed the Memphis media in regards to the Donald Sterling matter, TMZ released new information pertaining to the issue, this time revolving around Sterling’s girlfriend. According to the online publication, Sterling’s girlfriend will not cooperate with the NBA.

A rep from the law office representing V. Stiviano tells TMZ … they heard NBA Commissioner Adam Silver state his intention to interview Stiviano, but that’s not going to happen right now. We’re told her lawyer, Mac Nehorey, will not allow her to answer questions about pending litigation against his client filed by Sterling’s estranged wife.

Shelly Sterling claims in her lawsuit Stiviano embezzled $1.8 million by scheming to get as much as she could from an old man — Donald Sterling.  Stiviano claims everything she got was a gift.

Nehorey says her refusal to talk to the Commish has nothing to do with the audio tape … he believes taking to Silver would get in the way of her defense in the lawsuit.

We’re told Silver will have to agree to some major limitations in questioning … before his client would talk.  But we’re told that won’t happen anytime soon.

via Donald Sterling – Woman on Tape Won’t Cooperate With NBA | TMZ Sports

This case continues to get weird. With Sterling’s girlfriend not wanting to cooperate with Adam Silver and company due the implications it could have on a current case, it makes you wonder what her true intentions were when she relinquished the audio to TMZ. If Sterling’s racism was the focus of the tape, wouldn’t her complying with the league be a given?

Regardless, this keeps getting weird. Adam Silver said the league will attempt to find a conclusion and penalty for Sterling in the next few days. They have a case against the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner with or without the lady’s help, but if she chooses to speak out against he ex-boyfriend, it’ll make things much easier for the NBA.

Tags: Adam Silver Donald Sterling Los Angeles Clippers NBA TMZ Sports

  • John O’Neill

    That web’s weave is all sorts of tangled up.

  • http://poshhub.com/ Phone Source

    It is amazing how a man this ugly can be so racist.

  • golfpunk500

    This is going to be great if the recording is a fake. There will be a long list of people that will owe an apology.

    • Patrick Division

      There will be a long list of people that will owe an apology $$$.

      /Fixed for slander settlement.

  • Omariafrinet

    FYI

    Mr. Sterling is a typical “EUROPEAN SETTLER COLONIAL BUSINESS MAN”
    operating on the land PIRATED FROM THE NATIVE PEOPLE AND DEVELOPED BY
    AFRICAN:”SLAVE LABOR” THROUGH GENOCIDAL TERRORISM !!!! LIKE HIS FELLOW
    EURO DESCENDANT BANKERS, MOVIE EXECUTIVES. INDUSTRIALISTS, POLITICIANS,
    CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT, EVANGELICAL AND OTHER “WHITE JESUS” RELIGIOUS
    LEADERS. The “WHITE SUPREMACY COURT” has ruled in the DRED SCOTT CASE
    THAT “A BLACK MAN HAS NO RIGHTS A WHITE MAN IS BOUND TO RESPECT”? What
    is new???? “THE MORE THINGS CHANGE THE MORE THEY REMAIN THE SAME”??? IT
    IS TIME THE AFRICAN AMERICAN BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS FORM AND
    CONTROL THEY OWN MULTI ETHNIC LEAGUES AND THEN MERGE WITH THE NBA AND
    NFL!!!!! PLANTATIONS SHOULD HAVE MORE THAN JUST “WHITE” OWNERS IN 2014
    FORWARD OR THE BLACK HORSES DON’T RUN!!!!…………….. TALENT
    EQUALS CONTROL.??????? Omari Tahir (omariAfrinet@yahoo.com) FOUNDER
    African American Heritage Museum and Culture Center and AFRICATOWN
    SEATTLE (SUPER SONICS).Edit (in 6 minutes)