QUICK LINKS:

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

Created: 07/28/2014 5:55 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks.

Shelly Sterling sought the court's approval for the deal she negotiated after taking control of a family trust and removing her husband as a trustee after two doctors found he had Alzheimer's disease and couldn't manage his affairs.

Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams.

Sterling has vowed to fight the NBA until his death and is expected to continue to wage court battles to stop the sale.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Few Clouds
50°
68° | 45°
  • Feels like: 50° F
  • Wind: SW 5mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Thu Partly cloudy
    59° | 49°
  • Fri Sunny
    65° | 38°
  • Sat Mix of sun and clouds
    75° | 50°
  • Sun Afternoon thunderstorms
    73° | 60°