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Sources: Sterling ripped Stern in owners meeting

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09:06 AM ET 01.16 | More tough love from Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling: If you can't tell from the results, Sterling is a demanding boss who can target bigger game than Baron Davis. ??? Like Commissioner David Stern, the boss of bosses. Three sources describe an exchange in an owners meeting in Las Vegas a year or so ago: Sterling: You don't want to hear what I have to say. Stern. Yes, we do. Sterling. No you don't. Stern: Yes, we do. Sterling: OK, I would fire you. You're great at marketing, but you're not tough enough with the union.

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January 16, 2011  09:12 AM ET

And you Donald Sterling are not good at marketing.

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January 16, 2011  09:13 AM ET

Sterling is a joke.

January 16, 2011  09:28 AM ET

I wouldn't want Stern' job.

January 16, 2011  09:39 AM ET

First this is a old wack story... second sterling should **** he is one of the worst owners in the league

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January 16, 2011  10:04 AM ET

Sterling is the worst owner.

January 16, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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First this is a old wack story... second sterling should **** he is one of the worst owners in the league

One of the worst? See above...

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January 16, 2011  10:50 AM ET
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I'm just going to throw out some numbers......in the THIRTY + ] years the clippers have been in californiathey have made the playoffs a grand total of [b]4 times(once in the last 15 years)and they have been over .500 only 2xsomeone please tell sterling that it's not the union that has made his fracnhise the WORST franchise in the NBA....its HIM

also in the story at the end ;) ... Sterling has made at least $75 million in 10 seasons in Staples Center, probably closer to twice that.

...so like you said .... it's all about the money $$$$

January 16, 2011  11:05 AM ET

Can you spare a buck, Bro?

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January 16, 2011  11:35 AM ET
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And you Donald Sterling are not good at marketing.

apparently you haven't seen the self-marketing Sterling employs every freakin' weekend in the L A Times...

January 16, 2011  11:37 AM ET
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I just don't see how there will be any work stoppage- the players like to earn $, the owners like $and with the fragile economy,,,,,all partied understand that a work stoppage where millionaires are fighting billionaires would be an absolute PR nightmare as NO fan will accept pity stories on either side-

got that right...

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January 16, 2011  12:08 PM ET

The work stoppage will be blamed on Bron Bron

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