Donald Sterling is still the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and that is something that could cause some major problems for the franchise and the NBA if there is no change by the start of the new season.
According to ESPN.com, Clippers star Chris Paul and head coach Doc Rivers have discussed sitting out if Sterling still owns the team when the 2014-15 season kicks off.
Paul told ESPN that Sterling still owning the team is “unacceptable” and that something needs to change.
In fact, Paul plans on getting more of the team’s players to consider sitting out if Sterling still owns the team.
From the report:
“That’s something me and Doc are both talking about,” Paul said on Thursday after coaching his AAU program, CP3. “Something has to happen, and something needs to happen soon — sooner rather than later.”
“We’re all going to talk about it,” Paul said. “We’re all definitely going to talk about it. Doc, Blake [Griffin], DJ [DeAndre Jordan]. It’s unacceptable.”
It is clear that something needs to change.
Sterling is putting up a fight and the process is dragging out.
While NBA commissioner Adam Silver attempted to rule with an iron fist, he did not completely strip Sterling of the team and now they have to wait for the process to play out.
If Sterling is still a NBA owner in a few months, we may not see the Clippers on the court.