Donald Sterling vs. the NBA: A legal primer

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The NBA is trying to assure that neither Donald nor Shelly Sterling retain any control of the Clippers.

The NBA is trying to assure that neither Donald nor Shelly Sterling retain any control of the Clippers.

If Adam Silver is successful, the Clippers would be under NBA control until a buyer emerges.

If Adam Silver is successful, the Clippers would be under NBA control until a buyer emerges.

Michael McCann is a Massachusetts attorney and the founding director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. He is also the distinguished visiting Hall of Fame Professor of Law at Mississippi College School of Law.