Court Clears The Sale Of Los Angeles Clippers To Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

The NBA (National Basketball Association) is forced the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team after racist remarks were leaked by his girlfriend V Stiviano. Mr. Sterling handed control of the sale over to his ex-wife Shirley Sterling. Few months back, it was reported that Steve Ballmer has offered $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers and later it was confirmed via various reports. There is a case going on in court regarding the sale of Clippers to Steve Ballmer. Donald Sterling is opposing as sale while his wife Shirley Sterling is on the opposition side. On Monday, the court ruled that Shirley Sterling can sell the team to Steve Ballmer, the highest bidder for the team so far.

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.

Source: NYT