Chris Paul could sit out next season if Donald Sterling remains the Clippers owner

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After the recent news that Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers would consider resigning as head coach if owner Donald Sterling remains in control of the franchise, the LA team may see more boycotting as star point guard Chris Paul has also stated he would sit out the next season.

Sterling was banned for life by the NBA after Adam Silver the League's Commissioner ruled he was not fit to own a team, since then the deranged owner has taken the case to court and filed a lawsuit against the NBA.

The news that Sterling may have any chance to remain as the organisations owner is blasphemous, so much so that the basketball legend and current Clippers head coach Doc Rivers would consider resigning from the team if Sterling stayed in charge.

Not only would Rivers leave the team but superstar point guard Chris Paul has discussed at length with his coach the possibility that he too would sit out the following NBA season as protest.

Speaking to, Paul described the fact that Sterling was still the owner as "unacceptable", he also went to add that he and Rivers have spoke about a boycott until Sterling is ousted.

Via Jeff Goodman of, the seven time all star said: "That's something me and Doc are both talking about, Something has to happen, and something needs to happen soon—sooner rather than later. We're all going to talk about it. We're all definitely going to talk about it. Doc, Blake (Griffin), DJ (DeAndre Jordan). It's unacceptable."

Paul would seemingly receive the backing of fellow players along with the rest of the NBA, the issue certainly needs resolving quick as the dark cloud of Donald Sterling's tyranny looms over the league.

It was actually testified in court that Rivers would in fact step down from his position if Sterling's lifetime ban wasn't upheld.

It isn't likely that Sterling will keep hold of his team despite his continual efforts to keep the matter in the courtroom, the judge in this case has the power of ruling Sterling banned for life from the NBA and it could be his fate.

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