Transcript for Donald Sterling Fighting Back Refusing to Pay Fines to NBA
And now -- Donald Sterling LA clippers owner defiant tonight putting the NBA on notice that he says he refuses to pay a multi million dollar fine. For the racist comments and he's sending the -- another message. Game on. ABC's Ryan Smith back -- the story for us tonight. The Los Angeles Clippers today -- feeling the sting of being ousted from the playoffs. While there embattled owner now threatening to sue the NBA to keep the team. -- -- -- Call us somewhat of a -- summer. Donald Sterling new lawyer now firing off a letter to the NBA saying according to SI dot com. Quote we reject -- demand for payment. Of the league's 2.5 million dollar fine adding quote. No punishment is warranted for sterling racist tirade and ominously ending by stating the controversy quote. Will be adjudicated this defiance a flip -- sterling eyes who sounded contrite in a CNN interview this week saying he'd abide by whatever the NBA owners decide -- I love them and I respect them and whatever their decision is with regard to the disposition of -- terrible words. I have that -- and I think no comment from the NBA but sterling broadside could be just the beginning how long do you think his legal battle between sterling in the NBA will go -- prepared themselves -- a long battle they want to ended as quickly as possible. But they know it could drag -- while meeting this sterling saga is far from over. Ryan Smith ABC news New York.
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