Clippers to Be Sold After Donald Sterling Loses Case

Donald Sterling and wife Shelly Sterling in 2013. Photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Donald Sterling and wife Shelly Sterling in 2013. Photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

The AP is reporting that a judge has ruled against LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and has Ok’d the sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Here’s what the LA Times is reporting:

Judge Michael Levanas allowed the sale of the Clippers to go forward Monday afternoon, ruling in favor of Shelly Sterling on all three counts in a probate court trial against Donald Sterling.

The ruling in Los Angeles Superior Court included an extraordinary order that essentially renders any appellate court intervention meaningless.

Levanas made the announcement after almost two hours of closing arguments between lawyers for Donald Sterling and Shelly Sterling.

Shelly Sterling was successful in having the judge uphold the removal of her husband as trustee of the Sterling Family Trust, which owns the Clippers, on grounds of mental incapacitation. The ruling clears the way to implement her May agreement to sell the franchise to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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Source: EURWeb

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