Under-fire LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has found a lawyer who is willing to aid him in his sensational quest to sue the NBA, and is refusing to pay the $2.5million fine handed down to him following his now infamous racial slur.
Sterling has been under the microscope since reports emerged carrying audio footage of him making racist statements against former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson, and many are calling for him to either resign or be given the boot from his current position. However Sterling, never one to shy away from controversy, has taken the surprise route of seeking legal help so that he can take push action against the NBA for violating his rights.
According to TMZ, citing reports in Sports Illustrated, prominent antitrust litigator Maxwell Blecher has agreed to legally support Sterling, and has already written a letter to the league stating that no punishment is needed because his client is innocent. The disgraced 80-year-old was turned down by several top law firms before hiring Blecher, and is refusing to pay a $2.5million fine levied on him by the league which is already past due.