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Reports: Donald Sterling Drops Lawsuit Against NBA

In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles.
In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles.AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

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.

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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.

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