Sterling's $1B Antitrust Suit Against NBA Won't Fly

Law360, New York (June 2, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT) -- Donald Sterling's $1 billion lawsuit against the National Basketball Association is anchored by antitrust claims over the league's plan to force him to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, just as predicted by attorneys who say the disgraced team owner's rationale is too flimsy to hold up in court.

Although Sterling's suit, filed Friday, also accuses the NBA of flouting California's Constitution and other contract laws, it leans on competition concerns attorneys anticipated but expected to fall short in interviews with Law360 last month. And the league's approval last week of a $2 billion bid for the team lobbed by former Microsoft CEO...

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