NBA owners

Take a look at 10 Black business owners who we think have the drive, energy, knowledge and, yes, affluence to run the Phoenix Suns franchise.

Chris Webber was one of those rare college players who understood the possibility of greatness. As a member of the Fab Five, the legendary University of Michigan freshman class, he showed us that the ability to play such a sport at the highest level demands not only poise in the face of impossible obstacles but […]

Former NBA player and Fab Five member Chris Webber has stated his interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks through his company, The Webber Group. Webber, now 41, is a Detroit native who played 17 seasons in the NBA before retiring in 2008 as a Golden State Warrior.  The one-time Rookie of the Year and five-time […]

In today’s world of every-present technology, it’s much harder to hide racist actions and words. With that in mind, it won’t come as a surprise that Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is selling his controlling interest in the team. This July, Levenson self-reported an e-mail to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver that he wrote to the […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale after […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial will be held next month to determine whether Donald Sterling, who opposes his estranged wife’s planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the team. An attorney for Shelly Sterling went to probate court Wednesday to request a […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday. “We have been instructed to prosecute the lawsuit,” said attorney Maxwell Blecher. He […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling responded to the NBA’s attempt to oust him on Tuesday, arguing that there is no basis for stripping him of his team because his racist statements were illegally recorded “during an inflamed lovers’ quarrel in which he was clearly distraught.” According to the response, obtained […]

The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. The league also said the banned owner has engaged in other conduct that has impaired its relationship […]

Disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling definitely suffers from a disease – its called foot-in-mouth disease. On his rambling CNN interview with Anderson Cooper, Sterling has a lot to say, including that he doesn’t believe former NBA legend Magic Johnson  is a “role model” for children because of his HIV status. In the interview, he […]

Disgraced L.A Clippers owner Donald Sterling has finally made a rebuttal to the racist comments he was recorded saying that led to his lifetime ban from the NBA. He spoke to CNN’s Anderson Cooper in Los Angeles for the first time about his recorded conversation with “confidante” V. Stiviano that led to the ban. “I’m a […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA said Saturday it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers’ operations after banning owner Donald Sterling from the league for life. The league announced its decision a few hours before the Clippers faced the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of their first-round playoff […]