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Paul, teammates to sit if Donald Sterling remains?

Chris Paul: Boycott A Possibility


By GLENN MINNIS
XN Sports

With just eight weeks remaining before the opening of NBA training camps, L.A. Clippers All-Star guard Chris Paul is deeming the possibility that disgraced owner Donald Sterling could still be part of the organization as "unacceptable."

First-year NBA Commissioner Adam Silver imposed a lifetime ban on the league's longest tenured owner last April after an ex-girlfriend publicly released a video of him admonishing her "not to bring black people to my games," including L.A. legend Magic Johnson.

According to ESPN, Paul admits he has also talked to Clippers coach Doc Rivers about the possibility of both them sitting out if in fact Sterling remains in power. In recent days, reports also surfaced that Rivers has repeatedly told interim team CEO Dick Parsons he doesn't believe he wants to be with the team if Sterling remains in the mix.



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

Parsons made his comments while testifying in state court during a probate court hearing this week initiated by Sterling against his estranged wife, Shelly, where he is seeking to have her record-setting $2 billion sale of the team to tech guru Steve Ballmer nullified.

"We're all going to talk about it," Paul added of everyone wanting to weigh their options if Donald Sterling somehow manages to persevere. "We're all definitely going to talk about it. Doc, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan. It's unacceptable."

Meanwhile, closing arguments in Sterling vs. Sterling are set to commence on Monday, with Donald Sterling having vowed to fight "as long as he lives" to retain the team his family has owned for more than three decades.

Silver and league officials have indicated they plan to resume termination proceedings against Sterling if the sale to Ballmer is not completely closed by Sept. 15.

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nick3433 July 26 2014 at 11:53 AM

They should give them all lie detecter tests, asking if they ever made a racist remark. See how many pass!! NONE !

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Me July 26 2014 at 11:42 AM

Fine, sit out the games and let Sterling sue you for breach of contract. He owns their butts! They either play or pay. That's part of the deal when you sign ridiculously high overpaid contracts.

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bailey.willie July 26 2014 at 11:37 AM

GOOD. HOW LONG WILL YOU GO WITHOUT THE PAY CHECK. WHAT ABOUT ALL YOUR BROTHERS WHO HAVE MADE RACIST REMARKS ABOUT WHITES. MOST NBA BLACKS ARE RACIST, THUGS AND NOW THEY ARE COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET. THE NBA SUCKS THANKS TO YOU ANIMJALS

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Randy July 26 2014 at 11:35 AM

tell them to sit or Sh** no one cares except blacks ............. and Whites that are afarid to say and thing .......

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z5catman July 26 2014 at 11:46 AM

Please,, sit out all the games you want. Give up your exotic, overpaid lifestyle.. bet you are all talk and no balls. hahaha

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ray z5catman July 26 2014 at 6:46 PM

paul is an average player very overated. lebron might be in the top 50. no where close to mj. watered down league new rules cannot touch someone thy will call a flagrant foul on you. nba looks like a girls league

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John ray July 26 2014 at 7:19 PM

Yet sheeple still pay ridiculous amounts of money to go to NBA games. Millions more waste brain cells watching that drivel on television.

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jdjackjd z5catman July 26 2014 at 8:07 PM

Anyone of you players can be replaced. There is always some waiting to take your paycheck. You are ALL OVER PAID.

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Steve-a-rino July 26 2014 at 11:24 AM

Remember this the next time some black person says something equally stupid. Remember, there are no more First Amendment rights. You can only say what makes other people happy!

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rjen164497 July 26 2014 at 12:45 PM

That statement means Paul is a RACIST. He has a contract and needs to be a man and honor that contract.

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bbnpl4545 July 26 2014 at 12:17 PM

Chris Paul, You might want to start looking for a new job. Don will have no problem replacing you. A star is born every minute.

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opticsus July 26 2014 at 12:22 PM

who cares

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Tommy opticsus July 26 2014 at 4:56 PM

Yours is the best respone of the day.

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pf3691111 opticsus July 26 2014 at 7:05 PM

I agree, let the idiot players go broke

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bd2thebone July 26 2014 at 12:02 PM

I support you 100% Chris. Why don't you go on a hunger strike too?

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