04/27/2014 02:29 pm ET Updated Apr 27, 2014

What's next for NBA in Donald Sterling case from a legal standpoint?

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A recording purportedly of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks about Magic Johnson and African-Americans, including those who attend Clippers games, has been made public by TMZ. The remarks purportedly occurred during a recent argument between Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano. The NBA is investigating. Below I break down how the NBA's investigation may play out and potential legal ramifications for Sterling, the NBA and Clippers players.

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