This might be Donald Sterling's kamikaze move. With his wife trying to sell the Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion and the NBA making it no secret that they want him gone, Sterling's not going down peacefully. On top of the $1 billion lawsuit he's lodged against the NBA, he's trying to bring as many NBA owners and executives down with him as possible.
According to the New York Post, Sterling has given private investigators north of $100,000 to "examine his peers’ record on race, including any off-color jokes, or biased or sexist remarks."
The source also alleges that Sterling's henchmen will "probe the league’s finances, allegations of previous discriminatory conduct and compensation to past Commissioner David Stern and current Commissioner Adam Silver."
NBA owners should be a bit shook this morning. As it's been pointed out before, his fellow owners are no saints. Perhaps that's why Stern and the owners let Sterling get away with so much for so long—they knew whatever secrets they may have would be aired out if they reprimanded Sterling.
Hopefully though, the league and its owners remain firm in their stance and aren't spooked by whatever Sterling can dig up, and potentially present in court.