Analyzing Donald Sterling's response to the NBA's lifetime ban

Donald Sterling (left) will try to prove that, despite claims by Elgin Baylor and others, he's not racist.
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Adam Silver and the NBA legal team face a potentially exhausting case against Donald Sterling.
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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.

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