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Judge Rules Against Sterling in Fight to Sell L.A. Clippers

A Superior Court judge ruled against Donald Sterling today in his fight to prevent his wife Shelly Sterling from selling the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Sterling was deemed mentally unfit and his wife tried to sell the team, but Sterling still fought it.

For a brief moment, he dropped the lawsuit, until he changed his mind again and went forward with his plans to block the sale.

Judge Michael Levanas ruled against Sterling in court today, and while Shelly Sterling was seen bursting into tears, her husband is considering bringing an appeal to a higher court to keep the fight going.

Last week the current Clippers coach Doc Rivers made it clear that if Sterling stays, he walks. All of this comes, of course, on the heels of Sterling’s now-infamous racist rant in which he told V. Stiviano not to bring black men to Clippers games or associate with black people in public.

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