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Report: Clips owner heckles his players
National Basketball Association

Report: Clips owner heckles his players

Published Dec. 13, 2010 12:00 a.m. ET

Ownership apparently has its privileges.

At least, if you're Donald Sterling and you own the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sterling apparently has been heckling Clippers players since sometime last season, Yahoo! Sports is reporting, quoting sources, and point guard Baron Davis has taken the brunt of the courtside criticism.

According to the the report, Sterling's jabs at the struggling Davis have ranged from "Why are you in the game?" to "Why did you take that shot?" to "You're out of shape."


Davis has had the biggest impact on Sterling's wallet this season, being paid $13 million, tops among Clippers players, on a three-year deal with almost $42 million left, according to Yahoo! Sports.

In return, Davis has played in only 11 of the Clippers' 25 games and averaging 7.4 points and 5.8 assists. His career averages are 16.6 points and 7.3 assists.

Davis didn't want to address his boss' alleged criticism.

“There’s nothing I can say,” Davis told Yahoo Sports! "I have no comment on that. You just get to this point where it’s a fight every day. It’s a fight. You’re fighting unnecessary battles. I’m fighting unnecessary battles.

“It’s frustrating because I know and my teammates know I’m capable of getting it done, even dudes on the other team. It’s frustrating.”


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