Per reports, a judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, clearing the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to Steve Ballmer.
Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling’s estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks.
Shelly Sterling sought the court’s approval for the deal she negotiated after taking control of a family trust and removing her husband as a trustee after two doctors found he had Alzheimer’s disease and couldn’t manage his affairs.
Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams.
Sterling has vowed to fight the NBA until his death and is expected to continue to wage court battles to stop the sale.
It finally appears that this Sterling vs the NBA mess is over — or close to it.
Rivers and Paul said that they have had conversations about the potential of sitting out the season if Sterling was still the owner of the Clippers.
At least for the moment, that won’t be the case — for the moment.
To be clear – this isn’t over over. Still a writ of appeal – still another lawsuit to try and go around Levanas’ decision.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) July 28, 2014