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L. A. Clippers Steve Ballmer – Drives a Ford Fusion Hybrid- but Where is Sterling and mistress, V. Stiviano (born María Vanessa Perez, also known as Monica Gallegos, Vanessa Perez, and Maria Valdez)

May 18th, 2018 | by Richard Paul
L. A. Clippers Steve Ballmer – Drives a Ford Fusion Hybrid- but Where is  Sterling and mistress, V. Stiviano (born María Vanessa Perez, also known as Monica Gallegos, Vanessa Perez, and Maria Valdez)
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Racist remarks and lifetime ban

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On April 25, 2014, TMZ Sports released a recording of a conversation between Sterling and mistress, V. Stiviano (born María Vanessa Perez, also known as Monica Gallegos, Vanessa Perez, and Maria Valdez).[45][46][47] In the recording from September 2013, a man confirmed to be Sterling was irritated over a photo Stiviano had posted on Instagram, in which she posed with Basketball Hall of Fame player Magic Johnson.[46][48] Sterling told Stiviano: “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people”, and, “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want”, but “the little I ask you is … not to bring them to my games”.[49][50][51]

The recording received national media coverage[52][53] and Sterling retained Newport Beach based attorney Bobby Samini as his lead counsel in litigation with the NBA, TMZ, and Sterling’s ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano.[54]

Clippers president Andy Roeser issued a statement the following day, indicating that Stiviano was being sued by the Sterling family and had “told Mr. Sterling that she would ‘get even'” with him.[55][56] A month earlier, Sterling’s wife had sued Stiviano for the return of a $2.6 million Los Angeles duplex as well as a Ferrari, two Bentleys, and a Range Rover she said her husband bought for Stiviano. It was ruled that V. Stiviano must return the $2.6 million to Sterling. [57][58][59]

Sterling’s comments affected the NBA, a league with predominantly black players.[60][61] On April 26, the team held a meeting to discuss the incident. Both coaches and players expressed anger toward the comments, and they briefly raised the possibility of boycotting Game 4 of their series against the Golden State Warriors on April 27 before deciding against it.[62] Instead, players protested Sterling’s remarks by wearing their shirts inside-out in order “to obscure any team logo” during their pre-game huddle.[63] On April 28, players of the Miami Heat wore their uniform tops inside-out to show solidarity with the Clippers. LeBron James commented on the situation, “There’s no room for Donald Sterling in the NBA”. The owner of the Miami Heat,Micky Arison, also called the allegations “appalling, offensive and very sad”.[64] NBA’s Kevin Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant also condemned Sterling’s remarks.[65][66]

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1994–95 Los Angeles Clippers season

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1994–95 Los Angeles Clippers season
Head coach Bill Fitch
Owner(s) Donald Sterling
Arena Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Arrowhead Pond
Results
Record 17–65 (.207)
Place Division: 7th (Pacific)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ
Local media
Television KCOP-TV
Prime Sports West
(Ralph Lawler, Bill Walton)
Radio KMPC
(Rory Markas)
< 1993–94 1995–96 >

The 1994–95 NBA season was the Clippers’ 25th season in the National Basketball Association, and their first season in Anaheim.[1] During the offseason, the Clippers acquired Pooh Richardson and Malik Sealy from the Indiana Pacers, and signed free agent Tony Massenburg. The Clippers started the season playing their first two games against the Portland Trail Blazers in Yokohama, Japan.[2] However, under new head coach Bill Fitch, they struggled losing their first 16 games of the season, on their way finishing last place in the Pacific Division with the league’s worst record of 17–65. Showing improvement was Loy Vaught, who led the team with 17.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Top draft pick Lamond Murray averaged 14.1 points per game, but was not selected to an All-Rookie Team at season’s end.

The only highlight of the season was the Clippers defeating their crosstown rival, the Los Angeles Lakers 109–84 at The Forum on December 9, which was their second win of the season.[3] Following the season, Gary Grant was released and signed with the New York Knicks, and Massenburg left in the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.donald-sterling-mistress-v-stiviano-adopted-two-african-children__oPt

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Lamond Murray SF  United States California
1 25 Greg Minor SF/SG  United States Louisville

Roster

Los Angeles Clippers roster

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 24 United States Dehere, Terry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Seton Hall
SF 30 United States Ellis, Harold 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Morehouse
PG 23 United States Grant, Gary 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Michigan
PF 9 United States Massenburg, Tony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Maryland
SF 7 United States Murray, Lamond 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 236 lb (107 kg) California
PF 45 United States Outlaw, Bo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Houston
SG 52 United States Piatkowski, Eric 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nebraska
PG 2 United States Richardson, Pooh (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UCLA
C 42 United States Riley, Eric 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Michigan
C 53 United States Roberts, Stanley Injured (IN) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 285 lb (129 kg) LSU
SG 21 United States Sealy, Malik Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) St. John’s
PF 4 United States Smith, Michael 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Brigham Young
C 27 United States Spencer, Elmore Injured 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 270 lb (122 kg) UNLV
PF 35 United States Vaught, Loy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
PG 14 United States Woods, Randy 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) La Salle
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2009-10-04

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