Clippers' Chris Paul: Boycott possible if Donald Sterling is still owner

Friday July 25th, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul said it is possible that he could sit out if Donald Sterling is still the team's owner when the NBA's regular season begins.

The NBA regular season starts Oct. 28.

Paul said it is "unacceptable" if Sterling still owns the team and said he has talked to Clippers head coach Doc Rivers about a possible boycott. Paul has been with the team for the past three seasons after being traded from the New Orleans Pelicans (previously Hornets) in 2011.

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"That's something me and Doc are both talking about," Paul said, via "Something has to happen, and something needs to happen soon -- sooner rather than later."

The Clippers ownership battle will be decided in probate court, as early as next week. The NBA could take over the franchise and put it on the auction block if it is not sold by Sept. 15.

"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."

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