NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: Donald Sterling saga almost over

Monday June 9th, 2014

Donald Sterling's ownership of the Clippers could be coming to a end. (Johnny Vy/NBAE via Getty Images) Donald Sterling still hasn't dropped his lawsuit against the NBA or Adam Silver. (Johnny Vy/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that the drama surrounding banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is reaching its conclusion and that he would like to move on the more pressing business, like the NBA Finals.

Silver said Sterling has not signed off on the sale of the Clippers or agreed to drop his lawsuit against Silver or the league, but believes he will eventually drop the suit.

"While I understand his frustration, I think it's over," Silver said, via the Associated Press.

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Silver also said that there is "absolutely no possibility" of reversing Sterling's lifetime ban from the league or the fine of $2.5 million handed down after Sterling was recorded making racist remarks.

The Sterlings agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for a reported $2 billion.

"I think it's just a matter of time now, and then we will move on to better topics and back to the finals," Silver said.
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