Donald Sterling Faces June 3 Hearing to Determine His Fate As an NBA Owner

“Mr. Sterling’s actions and positions significantly undermine the NBA’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion"

Donald Sterling Faces June 3rd Hearing

The NBA has set a hearing for June 3 for current Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, who is in a fight to continue owning his basketball team.

“All of these acts provide grounds for termination under several provisions of the NBA constitution and related agreements,” the NBA says in a statement.

According to The Washington Post, the NBA has set the hearing to determine the fate of Sterling, who was caught on an audiotape making racist comments toward black people, in a conversation with his ‘assistant’ V. Stiviano.

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“Among other things, Mr. Sterling disparaged African Americans and ‘minorities’; directed a female acquaintance not to associate publicly with African Americans or to bring African Americans to Clippers games; and criticized African Americans for not supporting their communities,” the NBA says.

The league has also charged Sterling with issuing a false and misleading press statement about the matter.