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LeBron James: NBA Players Want More Than Just Donald Sterling Gone as Owner of L.A. Clippers

"This guy who's owned the team since the '80s is not going to just give the team up in a day."

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) checks the scoreboard late in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA playoff basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York. The Nets won 104-90. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Miami Heat forward LeBron James checks the scoreboard late in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA playoff basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York. (Image source: AP/Julie Jacobson)

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James says NBA players believe nobody in Donald Sterling's family should be able to own the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sterling has been banned for life for making racist comments and Commissioner Adam Silver has urged owners to force Sterling to sell the franchise. But Silver said no decisions had been made about the rest of Sterling's family.

The attorney for Shelly Sterling, Sterling's estranged wife, said her client intends to keep her 50 percent of the franchise.

But James says Sunday that players "don't feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team."

"At the end of the day, this is going to be a long litigation when it comes to that," said James, ESPN noted. "This guy who's owned the team since the '80s is not going to just give the team up in a day. So we understand it's going to be long, but we want what's right."

 

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