According to media reports, Donald Sterling’s attorneys say the 80-year-old has agreed to the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, as well as will drop his lawsuit against the NBA.
Donald Sterling's lawyer Max Blecher says he will not pursue further legal action, and has agreed to sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 4, 2014
Donald Sterling agrees to $2B sale of Clippers, will drop lawsuit. NBA to drop charges and won't sue, according to Sterling attorney.— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) June 4, 2014
Sterling previously announced he would sue the NBA on the grounds that his constitutional rights had been violated, saying that the recordings of his racist remarks were made illegally. He also claimed that the $2.5 million fine levied against him by the NBA was a breach of contract and the force of a sale violated antitrust laws.
The NBA owners must approve the sale of the Clippers to the former Microsoft CEO before the deal can become official.Jeff Pini can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @JeffPini