Apr 20, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward James Jones (22) reacts after making a three point basket against the Charlotte Bobcats during the second half in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 99-88. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

James Jones Says Shelly Sterling Can't Own Clippers

James Jones is not a fan of Shelly Sterling, quote-unquote wife of suspended Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, taking over ownership of the team.

Jones, a National Basketball Players Association executive, said the players have made it clear that Shelly Sterling is not part of an acceptable solution to finding new, less-racist ownership.

“No, that’s not something that’s acceptable to us,” Jones said in advance of Saturday night’s Eastern Conference semifinal playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets. “That’s our stance, and it hasn’t changed, and it won’t.”

“We’ll cross that bridge when we get there,” Jones said.”But all indications are that Adam is in agreement with the players and that they’ll do what is right for the league and the player.”

Via Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. 

Jones, as well as union president Chris Paul, are more concerned about advancing in the playoffs, but are being kept in the loop while Adam Silver and the NBA take care of the details.

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