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Elgin Baylor-Clippers lawsuit update

Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor's lawsuit against the Clippers saves its most explosive allegations for team owner Donald Sterling.

Danny ManningBaylor charges that Sterling had "a pervasive and on-going racist attitude as expressed to then NBA player Danny Manning during contract negotiations."

The lawsuit, which was obtained by The Times on Wednesday night, alleges that Sterling once said of Manning: "I'm offering a lot of money for a poor Black kid."

The civil lawsuit also states that NBA Commissioner David Stern was present when Sterling made the remark about Manning.

Several pages later, Baylor claims that Sterling once told him that "he [Sterling] wanted the Clippers team to be composed of 'Poor Black boys from the South' and a White head coach."

The Clippers had no immediate comment but are expected to release a statement later tonight.

-- Lisa Dillman

Photo (top): Elgin Baylor pauses during the unveiling of a bronze plaque dedicated to him and Jerry West at the Los Angeles Coliseum's peristyle Court of Honor on Feb. 4. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press

Photo (inset): Danny Manning in a 1996 file photo.

 
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