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I can remember when writing these Articles was a simple, straight forward task. There were a few games being played and some athlete was getting married, while another was getting divorced. This was something that I thought that I could handle. Suddenly, everything has changed.

The tsunami of events started when the tape recording of Donald T. Sterling was released to the public. He received a lifetime ban from the NBA, and he was ordered to sell the Clippers to the highest bidder. Simple enough and the selling process began. Then, he changed his mind, but his wife did not, and she has received an offer of $2 billion for the team. At that point, Mr. Sterling decides that he wants to continue ownership of the team. Then, surprise of surprises, we learned that Mr. Sterling had been declared mentally incompetent by two prominent doctors. So, doing what he does best, he has taken the entire matter to Court.

While this matter is working its way through the legal system, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony opt out of their contracts and become Free Agents. Several of the NBA teams are trying to sign one of them, or both, to contracts for next year. Nearly everyone has an opinion as to which team they should join and why. It is not a simple matter, since every team in the NBA has a limit as to how much it can pay its players.

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