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5 things we learned from the Donald Sterling affair

Before we throw Donald Sterling’s self-help manual on how best to resemble a disturbed, ignorant, unstable bigot into the dumpster, we should review those truths discovered when watching the bizarre narrative play out the past several weeks.

NBA owners to vote on sale of Clippers

The NBA canceled a hearing to oust Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling, instead moving forward to vote on a record-breaking deal negotiated by his wife to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

Spurs find fountain of youth in Game 5

Old-age jokes no longer bother Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, who continue to age gracefully and inspire senior citizens everywhere.

Detroit coach Van Gundy doesn’t care about geography

Stan Van Gundy fires back at Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, who attacked called out the Pistons for playing in Auburn Hills and not downtown. Van Gundy bit back: “Where we play isn’t that much relevance.”

Durant wasted on bungling Brooks

Sooner or later, something needs to change. The Oklahoma City Thunder are going out with a whimper again, and Kevin Durant deserves better.

Deville Smith leaves UNLV basketball program after one season

Deville Smith is not returning to the UNLV basketball team for his senior season, it was confirmed Thursday after more than a week of speculation. Smith was the team’s No. 5 scorer with an average of 9.7 points and ranked second in assists (87) and 3-pointers made (45).

Leonard’s progress something for UNLV’s Birch to shoot for

Bismack Biyombo went ahead of him. So did Jimmer Fredette and Markieff Morris and Alec Burks. Fourteen names were called during the 2011 NBA Draft before Kawhi Leonard made his way to the stage for a congratulatory handshake from then-commissioner David Stern.

Guard picks Rebels, Vaughn

It took more than a year for UNLV’s recruiting class to come together. As soon as Jordan Cornish put the finishing touch on it, his first phone call was to a close friend halfway across the country. Rashad Vaughn, the Rebels’ highest-ranked incoming recruit, also proved to be a valuable recruiter.

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