Judge Rules Against Donlad Sterling, Approves Los Angeles Clippers' Sale
(AllHipHop News) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and millions of others can breathe a sigh of relief. Yesterday (July 28th), Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas approved of that the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
The judge decided that Shelly Sterling acted in the interest of the Sterling Family Trust, which owned the team, after two doctors determined Donald Sterling to be suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Shelly was also awarded the invocation of Section 1310(b) of the California Probate Code which stipulates that even if Donald Sterling appeals, it can not stop the sale of the team.
Donald Sterling was not in attendance when the judge gave his verdict but his attorney Bobby Samini stated "he didn't take it too hard" and "he just said, 'Keep fighting.'" Shelly Sterling on the other hand was so excited she began promoting the Clippers immediately outside the courtroom after the verdict:
This is going to be a good thing for the city, for the league for my family and for all of us. Come see the Clippers next year.
The judge's final decision will be reached on August 13th and the attorneys for Shelly and Ballmer state the sale of the Clippers should be finalized on August 15th.