At this point it's hard to tell exactly what Donald and Shelly Sterling are going to do after Mr. Sterling was banned by the NBA, but they've each made it clear that they don't plan to go quietly.
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Mrs. Sterling has made it clear that she expects to continue on as an owner regardless of what happens to her sort-of husband (the couple is estranged and has been for some time). However, she isn't averse to someone buying out her husband's share.
Mrs. Sterling has been accused of doing some bizarre things on her own, with some pretty specific racial charges and an accusation of posing as a member of the health department to try to get some tenants out of their apartments.
The Sterlings put the team in a trust and it is to pass to their children.
One report speculated that, simply to bog things down, Sterling was willing to consider filing for divorce from his wife.
The NBA may have some other cards to play: apparently V. Stiviano also has tapes of Mrs. Sterling and she supposedly doesn't come off well either.
If they manage in some way to keep control of the Clippers, aside from the lost money in sponsorships, don't be surprised if the league does something like void the Clipper contracts and declare the entire roster free agents - and in that sort of scenario, the union would presumably urge members not to sign with Sterling.
Someone once asked Flannery O' Connor about freaks in Southern fiction, and she said "[w]henever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one."
With three bizarre and revolting characters - the Sterlings and Stiviano - the Clippers have turned into a freak show she would have appreciated. One hopes the rest of us can recognize them for what they are.