Donald Sterling

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Donald Sterling

American real estate mogul, attorney, and the owner of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Clippers add

Category: Basketball

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (60%), California (30%), (10%)

Main connections: National Basketball Association, Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Times

Linked to: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Southwest College, National Basketball Association, Roosevelt High School

 

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Donald Sterling was born in 1933 add something


1952

He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles, where he was on the school's gymnastics team and served as class president; he graduated in 1952 add something


1957

He married the former Rochelle "Shelly" Stein, in 1957 add something


1960

Sterling purchased Lesser Towers, developed by Louis Lesser in the 1960s, according to the "Los Angeles Times" add something


1961

Starting in 1961, he began to make his career as a divorce and personal injury attorney, but he made his biggest ventures in real estate, which he began when he purchased a 26-unit apartment building in Beverly Hills, California add something


1974

The overall franchise record is 49 wins, accomplished by the 1974-75 Buffalo Braves add something


1999

With the Clippers' move into Staples Center in the 1999-2000 NBA season, the team began to build a contender, winning 47 games in the 2005-06 season add something


2004

Kim Hughes (basketball) - In 2004, Hughes was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but the Clippers and Donald Sterling refused to cover the cost of his surgery


2005

The Clippers have signed higher-priced veteran free agents, such as Cuttino Mobley in 2005, Tim Thomas in 2006, and Los Angeles native Baron Davis in 2008 add something


2009

In February 2009, Sterling was sued by former longtime Clippers executive Elgin Baylor for employment discrimination on the basis of age and race add something

 

On August 8, 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Sterling for housing discrimination in using race as a factor in filling some of his apartment buildings add something

 

Elgin Baylor - In February 2009, Baylor filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Clippers, team owner Donald Sterling, team president Andy Roeser, and the NBA. He alleged that he was underpaid during his tenure with the team and fired because of his age and race


2010

In December 2010, it was revealed that Sterling had been heckling his own players from his courtside seats, specifically focusing on point guard Baron Davis add something


2012

The overall franchise record is 56 wins, accomplished by the 2012-2013 Los Angeles Clippers add something


2013

On January 1, 2013, Donald Sterling's 32-year-old son Scott Sterling was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Malibu apartment, which his father owned add something

 

In the recording from September 2013, a man confirmed to be Sterling was irritated over a photo Stiviano had posted on Instagram, in which she posed with Basketball Hall of Fame player Magic Johnson add something


2014

On April 26, 2014, the team held a meeting to discuss the incident add something

 

Both coaches and players expressed anger toward the comments, and they briefly raised the possibility of boycotting Game 4 of their series against the Golden State Warriors on April 27, 2014, before deciding against it add something

 

The next day, April 28, 2014, players of the Miami Heat wore their uniform tops inside-out to show solidarity with the Clippers add something

 

The NBA Board of Governors approved the sale of the Clippers to Ballmer on August 12, 2014 add something

 

National Basketball Association - In April 2014 Donald Sterling, an NBA owner at the time, received a lifetime ban from the NBA after raciest remarks he made became public

 

Eric Garcetti - On April 29, 2014, Garcetti was joined by current and former NBA players to praise the disciplinary actions by the NBA against Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his publicized racist remarks

 

Adam Silver - Silver's first major move as commissioner was banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the NBA for life on April 29, 2014, in response to racist comments made by Sterling


2015

On August 5, 2015, an attorney for Donald Sterling confirmed to KABC-TV that Sterling filed for divorce from his wife Shelly add something


2016

In March 2016, Samini informed the Los Angeles Times that "notwithstanding all the difficult events of the last two years, the Sterlings have resolved their differences" and decided not to proceed with their divorce add something

 

Sterling settled his lawsuit against the NBA in November 2016 and remains active in Los Angeles real estate add something