Adam Silver and the NBA’s board of governors knew they were in for the long haul after former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer won a private auction to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers. It was the hottest news in May, and after the draft in addition to the start of a noisy free agency the infamous Donald Sterling saga has dragged on.
There’s legal and dramatic sides to this fiasco, much of which have been overshadowed by free-agency news.
For those who’ve tried to sift through the legal jargon just to get a handle on how this case is progressing, I’ll lay it out for you.
Let’s catch up on the sale of the Clippers, Sterling’s fight against it, the status of Steve Ballmer’s $2 million bid, and other small facts.