Clipper owner Donald Sterling in court in his attempt to save his stake in his NBA Team.
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Bill Robles observations:Donald Sterling,Tuesday July 8 this afternoon, just before taking the witness stand, in his trial. His wife is sitting across the aisle on the opposing side. He was most interesting, funny, and I think dominated the courtroom. Also Bill found out that his cousin went to grammar school with Sterling, it is a small world!
From SB Nation
Donald Sterling, the ousted 80-year-old majority owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is nothing if not memorable. After a fiasco involving a racist tirade caught on tape, his lifetime ban from the NBA, and the sale of his team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Sterling has taken his wife Shelly to court in a last-ditch effort to save his stake in the $2 billion franchise. On Tuesday, Sterling testified in front of the courtroom and things quickly spiraled out of control.
Several notable reporters were in Los Angeles to cover the trial, including ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Arash Markazi, the L.A. Times' Bill Plaschke and Nathan Fenno and the Orange County Register's Dan Woike. Sterling's cross-examination by veteran barrister Bert Fields was the main show of the evening, which got weirder and weirder as the day wore on.