For Silver, removing Sterling as Clippers owner easier said than done

Monday April 28th, 2014
The NBA is investigating Clippers owner Donald Sterling for allegedly making racist comments on tape.
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Stern never had the opportunity that Silver has now. He didn't have a recording that all of America could hear. The latest evidence against Sterling is overwhelming, and LeBron James is right: Donald Sterling should be out of the NBA. Adam Silver surely knows it. The trick is making it happen.

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