Ahead of the June 3rd hearing which will look to exile Donald Sterling from the league, details of the NBA's case against the disgraced LA Clippers owner have been revealed by the Los Angeles Times.
In a 30-page document which outlines the case against Sterling the NBA makes several precise, and interesting, accusations which will be heard in court as reasons to deny the 81-year-old his ownership of the LA franchise.
Perhaps the most damning is that Sterling, and the Clippers themselves are accused by the league of "destroying evidence" in the aftermath of Sterling's racist outburst coming to public attention.
The NBA also cited providing false information when asked, and misleading the public when the Clippers released an initial statement in which they claimed they could not say with certainty that it was Sterling's voice heard on the audio tapes.
According to the newspaper, the league has focussed it's accusations towards Sterling, his wife Shelly, and Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser. The latter of whom having been relieved of his position in recent weeks.
Roeser is accused of having had a copy of the recording in his possession as early as April 9, a full two weeks prior to TMZ publishing their exposé as well as joining with Mr and Mrs Sterling on the night the story came to light in order to create a statement that would question whether it was Sterling's voice.
Further details of interest include the claim, apparently made by V. Stiviano, that Donald Sterling asked her to tell the NBA that she had lied in previous interviews with the Clippers owner hoping Stiviano would say the voice on the audio was not his and that she had altered the recordings.