Two Sterlings and the NBA Dig In for L.A. Clippers Custody Battle

Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling, right, watches the Clippers second round NBA playoff series match against Oklahoma City Thunder, on May 9 Photograph by Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

It’s been almost two weeks since National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league, and the other owners have yet to vote on stripping  him of his ownership. The 10 owners on the NBA’s advisory and finance committee are scheduled to discuss the matter again this week. The vote, which is widely expected to go against Sterling, will signal the opening shot in the battle for ownership of the Clippers. In the meantime, Sterling, his wife Shelly, and the league have been taking up positions for the fight.

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