02:58 PM - April 30, 2014 by MMChrisS
By now you've heard the news on Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Banned from the NBA for life? Check. Fined the maximum $2.5 million? Check. Forced to sell the team? Possibly in the works.
In dropping the ban-hammer, NBA commissioner Adam Silver suggested he would seek a forced sale of the team from Sterling's hands due to racist comments by the current Clippers owner. It's hard to imagine an individual who would want to simply own a franchise without being allowed involvement in league or team activities, but can the league force someone to sell their property?
In the United States there are many constitutional and legal protections like free speech which also includes an implied right to say stupid things as well. If a stubborn Donald Sterling refuses to remove himself from an awkward situation, there may not be much more the NBA can do.
Sound Off: Should the NBA be allowed to "force" Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers?
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