Donald Sterling Is Reportedly Mentally Incapacitated

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game between the Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles.
FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game between the Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles.

[Breaking news alert at 6:41 p.m.]

Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling filed a lawsuit Friday against the NBA, which has banned him for life and is moving to force him to sell the team, his lawyer said. Multiple reports have indicated that Sterling is suing for $1 billion.

[Original story published at 5:51 p.m.]

The Los Angeles Clippers saga continues to churn with contested information that could affect the team’s future and its ownership — this time centered on co-owner Donald Sterling’s mental state.

Two neurologists have deemed Donald Sterling to be mentally incapacitated, two sources with detailed knowledge of the situation told CNN on Friday.

Sterling’s lawyer, Maxwell Blecher, firmly shot down this report, calling such a declaration a “vast overstatement.” Blecher said the 80-year-old was diagnosed with a “modest mental impairment” or a “slowing down.”

“(Sterling is) far from incapacitated,” his lawyer said.

This could be significant if it affects Sterling’s claim to control the Clippers and fight the NBA.

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Source: CNN | Brian Todd, Steve Almasy and Mariano Castillo

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