Donald Sterling responds to NBA, which still plans June 3 hearing to consider his ownership

  • by: BRIAN MAHONEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 27, 2014 - 11:05 PM

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA's attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded "during an inflamed lovers' quarrel in which he was clearly distraught."

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