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Agent: Clippers will be off limits if Sterling made racist comments

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

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NBA agent Chris Luchey responded to a question on Twitter Saturday about whether he would steer clients away from the Los Angeles Clippers in light of the alleged racist comments from owner Donald Sterling.

In a locked tweet, Luchey responded to a query from BasketballInsiders:

It's one thing to say this now, in light of the controversy. The question will be what happens when the Clippers are flush with cap room and willing to substantially spend for an agent's client. This gets complicated. Players would have to turn down playing in LA (a plus), for a team that in recent years has shown a willingness to spend (a plus) in a limited market (only 30 NBA teams). Freezing out one, and a major market, becomes complicated.

But at the same time, despite the fact that there is a longstanding history of Sterling's culturally insensitive remarks, something will prove as the tipping point. It's looking more and more like the new situation could prove to be that tipping point, if the alleged comments are proven to be Sterling and accurate.

Luchey's agency CGL represents Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler, Bucks center Ekpe Udoh and more.

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