Clippers, Warriors face off amid controversy

A recently released 15-minute version of the alleged conversation between Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his reported girlfriend shows the beleaguered longtime NBA executive – if this is indeed proved to be him, as many have presumed – to be just as inscrutable and misogynistic as he is racist and downright clueless. - Kelly Dwyer, Ball Don't Lie

Members of the Los Angeles Clippers listen to the national anthem before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest. The players wore their red Clippers' warmup shirts inside out to hide the team's logo. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Clippers stage silent protest to owner

Fan Kevin Phillips holds up a sign making light of controversies surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Clippers stage silent protest to owner

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 27: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers sits in the locker room prior to the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Oracle Arena on April 27, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson answers questions during a pregame news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, answers questions during a pregame news conference before Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)