Clippers' Powerful Law Firm Dumps Embattled Owner

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Los Angeles Clippers' powerful law firm will no longer represent team owner Donald Sterling as a client. The "Los Angeles Times" reports Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has cut its ties to Sterling and his estranged wife Shelly because their legal interests are increasingly at odds with each other and with the Clippers. Several other top law firms have refused to let Sterling hire them.