Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise.
In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when the ruling was announced.
As Donald Sterling made continued outbursts, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas tried futilely to take control of the situation.
A source told the AP that Sterling’s investigators are looking into whether other owners made any off-color jokes, or racist or sexist remarks: “The gloves are off, as they say.”
Sterling says he’s not just fighting for the Clippers but taking a stand against the NBA, which he called “despicable monsters” who want “to take away our privacy rights and freedom of speech.”
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday.
Just when you thought the whole Donald Sterling fiasco couldn’t get worse, it has.
If Donald Sterling will indeed be swept under the rug of memory, his Jim Crow ideology and Bull Connor comments along with him, then … what have we learned from Donald Sterling?
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it’s up to others whether the deal goes through.
Once she got control of her estranged husband’s share of the Los Angeles Clippers, Shelly Sterling reportedly vowed to make nice with the NBA and the rest of the sports world and sell the club quickly. It appears she will very soon.
Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake in the Los Angeles Clippers to his estranged wife, and she is moving ahead with selling the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.
The exiled Clippers owner, who is expected to be voted out, has until May 27 to respond to the charge, and the right to appear at the hearing..
The question now isn’t where LeBron James will be playing in 2014-15. It’s whether he — or anyone else — will suit up at all.