Donald Sterling has hired four private investigators to find out information about NBA franchise owners and commissioner Adam Silver, according to reports today.
The Associated Press's Tami Abdollah notes - with reference to a source privy of the disgraced Clippers owner's legal methods - that all 29 team owners along with current and former commissioners of the National Basketball Association have been targeted for investigation in a bid to boost Sterling's chances of legal success.
Armed with a six-figure budget they have apparently been given a directive to search for any previous discriminatory conduct, whilst also hoping to discover incidents where other owners have spoken in derogatory terms with regards to racist or sexist remarks.
Sterling's extreme actions come as he continues his attack against the NBA in the legal sphere, with the 80-year-old in the midst of suing the league for $1 billion after they banned him for life and continue to attempt to rid him from the Clippers organization in the midst of his racist remarks made public back in April.
"He realized these guys will literally go to any low to get this sold," the anonymous source revealed.
"Even if it gets (him) nothing other than exposing all these guys and shaking up the league and seeing a change in leadership of the league, it'll be worth it to him," they continued.
Many had believed Sterling to have accepted his fate earlier this month when it was reported that he had given his wife, Shelly, the legal right to sell the Clippers franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Developments saw Sterling and his legal side reject this however, as they redoubled their efforts to fight the NBA as well as taking on Mrs. Sterling in the courts.
Sterling's team are protesting the legitimacy of claims that the elderly owner is mentally "incapacitated", as was contested by his wife in a bid to force through the recent sale.
And these latest revelations show that he willing to go to startling lengths to create further controversy in a bid to clear his name.
The NBA is yet to comment on the news that there may very well be, at this very point in time, up to four private investigators taking a close inspection of their recent activity.
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