There's a legal issue here: the executive can't just wave state law aside.
Really???? I thought the President said that all needs to make law he has in his hands : a pen and a phone.
Too bad my mod points are all gone now, you deserve +3.
It's a good bet that he may have surreptitiously arranged to have his wife play good cop to his bad cop, so that the NBA board of governors are painted into a corner. NBA is desperate to rid themselves of him and he is going to hold them hostage to the penalties, both the fine and banishment, such that the penalties will have to be rescinded in exchange for his signing the sale contract. He may not be liked for being a jerk, but he is a very clever lawyer.