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Report: Sterling will sue if forced to sell

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The New York Daily News reports that banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling intends to sue the NBA for its efforts to remove him from ownership, to the surprise of absolutely no one.
   LOS ANGELES — Donald Sterling won't go down without a fight, according to an NBA executive who is close to the disgraced owner of the Clippers, and will sue the league if the other 29 owners vote to force him to sell.
   The wheels are in motion to remove Sterling, a process that the executive said Wednesday night would lead to a lawsuit by the disgraced owner, possibly tying up the future of the team for years.
   As the Daily News reported Wednesday, if Sterling sues, he would likely base his case on language in the NBA constitution that deals with conduct that constitutes “willful acts,” a term that can be difficult to interpret and enforce.
   “He'll sue and it'll take years to settle,” said the source close to Sterling.

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