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Clippers owner Donald Sterling refusing to pay $2.5 million fine

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Donald Sterling is refusing to pay $2.5 million fine handed out to him by the NBA in relation to the racist comments made back in April.

According to reports, the disgraced owner of the LA Clippers is contesting the punishment handed out by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, with his lawyer telling the league that they "reject your demand for payment" in a letter sent to the organization citing future legal action.

It is believed that Sterling is boycotting the payment at present because he contests the idea that he has violated the NBA constitution - the charge brought against Sterling last month.

The move is perhaps unsurprising in light of Sterling's recent comments. The 80-year-old has denied that he is racist, and has repeatedly stated his desire to remain in control of the Los Angeles franchise despite now being banned for life.

The fallout from his atrocious comments, and subsequent punishment, was always going to lead to protracted legal debate and it looks like Sterling is planning on doing battle with the NBA on every possible level.

The league is still awaiting a vote which could force Sterling to sell the Clippers, a move which perversely would offer the owner a huge financial windfall far in excess of the $2.5 million fine.

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