Jason Maloni, chair of litigation practice, sports, and entertainment for Levick, a public relations firm, said Sterling could challenge Silver's interpretation of NBA rules.
"It's certainly far from over," Maloni said. "Sterling is a very litigious individual [and he] could seek to challenge the ruling [since] Adam Silver is interpreting the constitution of the NBA."
Sterling doesn't have to sue immediately to retain his team, he could wait until next season, Maloni said.
"If Sterling intends to sue at the very last minute on the cusp of next season, [we] will be back when we're focusing on the start of basketball [and] he might have a case," Maloni said.
However, Maloni said Sterling stands to make an incredible profit from the sale. The team was originally bought in 1981 for $12 million and is now valued at around $1 billion.
What's Next for the Los Angeles Clippers
Although there has been plenty of off-court drama, the team has faced difficulties on-court as well. After squeaking out a win against the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the first round of NBA playoffs, the Clippers fell behind in the second round series against the Oklahoma Thunder.
The two teams were scheduled to face off again tonight for game four of the series. The Thunder is currently leading the series 2-1.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.