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Attorney: Donald Sterling agrees to sell Clippers

By Tami Abdollah

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:41 a.m. HST, Jun 05, 2014

LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed Wednesday to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion, according to his attorney.

Sterling "has made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differences" and as co-owner has given his consent to a deal that was negotiated by his wife, Shelly Sterling, to sell the team, said attorney Maxwell Blecher.

Donald Sterling sued the NBA in federal court last week alleging the NBA violated his constitutional rights by relying on information from an "illegal" recording that publicized racist remarks he made to a girlfriend. It also says the league committed a breach of contract by fining Sterling $2.5 million and that it violated antitrust laws by trying to force a sale.

Blecher said the suit will be dismissed. NBA owners must approve the sale. Blecher's co-counsel, Bobby Samini, says the vote by league owners is expected to take place in mid-July.

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cojef wrote:
A nice close to what could have resulted into nasty fight with a person whose mental capacity is starting to wane. Less litigation more buck$ for the Sterling clan and for Donald to waste his share on women too young for him to do anything with.
on June 4,2014 | 02:16PM
hywnsytl wrote:
Sterling is laughing at everyone right now.
on June 4,2014 | 02:47PM
jussayin wrote:
Sterling bought the Clippers for $12 million and he and the wife are selling it now for $2 billion. Funny how things turned out.
on June 4,2014 | 03:26PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Now that's what I call a severe punishment. If I do something equally offensive, please punish me in the same way.
on June 4,2014 | 03:33PM
frontman wrote:
Duh...........2 billion at his age. Why fight the racist people that are out there.
on June 4,2014 | 03:51PM
BuhByeAloha wrote:
We should follow around prominent black people, record their private conversations, and punish them for saying anything negative about white folk.
on June 4,2014 | 04:34PM