NBA — 29 July 2014
Judge Rules Donald Sterling Cannot Block Sale of Clippers

What seemed to be Donald Sterling’s goal to drag this Clippers situation on, has finally come to an end. Mercifully. Sterling lost his bid in court to prevent the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer.

The ruling states that Rochelle Sterling has the authority to follow through with the sale of the team. This couldn’t possibly have worked out any better for the NBA, as players and coaches were planning boycotts if this dragged into the regular season.

A judge issued a sweeping victory Monday for Rochelle Sterling, ruling that she had the authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to the businessman Steve Ballmer, who has agreed to pay a record $2 billion for the franchise.

In the most significant parts of his ruling, Judge Michael Levanas of California Superior Court said that Rochelle Sterling had properly followed the directions of the family trust in removing Donald Sterling, her estranged husband, as co-trustee and that the sale of the team could be completed without waiting for what would be a lengthy appeal.

H/T: NY Times

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