The NBA will proceed with the hearing in an attempt to get Donald Sterling to sell the LA Clippers, rejecting the current owner's plan to allow his wife to agree the deal on his behalf.

According to CNN, Shelly Sterling is currently negotiating with the NBA to allow her to sell the Clippers voluntarily on Donald's behalf, but NBA spokesman Mike Bass confirmed that the proposed hearing to force the sale will still take place.

"We continue to follow the process set forth in the NBA Constitution regarding termination of the current ownership interests in the Los Angeles Clippers and are proceeding toward a hearing on this matter on June 3," Bass said.

The affair which came about after Sterling made comments which were recorded and published via to his girlfriend V. Stiviano about her relationship with African-Americans.

Following the release of these comments, it seems almost the entire NBA roster has got behind plans to force Sterling out of the NBA for good and they also welcomed the NBA sanction to fine Sterling the maximum allowed $2.5million whilst banning him from the game for life.

Stars such as LeBron James and Michael Jordan have since spoken out about the whole incident, and damned Sterling in the process.

If the vote does go ahead, every owner of an NBA franchise will be asked whether they want to force the sale or not, and if 23 of the 30 say yes then Sterling will be forced to sell involuntarily.

As Sterling is banned from all NBA activities he will not be allowed to vote, however the Clippers will receive the chance to vote for or against their current owner.

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