Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

Donald Sterling Bitter To The End, Now Says He’s Going to Sue The NBA For $1B, Wife Goes On With Sale, Highlight Hollywood News

Despite an agreement reached with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to buy the Clippers, Donald Sterling isn’t going quietly.  The embattled owner is planning to file a $1 billion lawsuit against the league, the attorney for Sterling told THR on Friday.  “A suit will be filed today seeking $1 billion in damages,” Blecher stated.
Hours earlier, Sterling’s wife, Rochelle, released a statement confirming the Ballmer purchase.
“I am delighted that we are selling the team to Steve, who will be a terrific owner,” Shelly Sterling said in a statement. “We have worked for 33 years to build the Clippers into a premiere NBA franchise. I am confident that Steve will take the team to new levels of success.”
NBA league spokesperson Mike Bass released a statement earlier on Friday. reiterating that the June 3 hearing will still take place.
“Commissioner Silver has consistently said the preferred outcome to the Clippers proceeding would be a voluntary sale of the team. Shelly Sterling advised the NBA last night that an agreement had been reached with Steve Ballmer, and the NBA Advisory/Finance Committee met via conference call this morning to discuss these developments. We await the submission of necessary documentation from Mrs. Sterling. In the meantime, the June 3 special meeting of the NBA Board of Governors remains as scheduled.”
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  AP
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