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Donald Sterling Will Sell Clippers and Drop NBA Lawsuit

The drama between Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the NBA may finally be coming to an end. His attorney announced Wednesday that his client “has made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differences.” Not only will he drop a $1 billion lawsuit against the league, but he will also allow his wife Shelly Sterling to finalize the sale of the team to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer to $2 billion.

If the sale goes through (which it is expected to), it will finally put an end to weeks of hostility between the league and Sterling, sparked by a leaked private call in which Sterling made numerous racist statements. In response, league officials banned Sterling for life from attending NBA games, fined him $2.5 million and was attempting to force the sale of the team. Sterling purchased the Clippers in 1981 for just $12 million. The selling price of $2 billion is far and away the highest ever for an NBA franchise …

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