A Probate Court Upheld Shelly Sterling’s Right to Sell the L.A. Clippers

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Looks like the L.A. Clippers will soon be property of ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after all. A probate judge ruled Monday that Don Sterling can't stop his estranged wife, Shelly, from selling the team for a pretty penny — $2 billion, to be exact — because she acted properly in removing him as co-trustee of the Sterling Family Trust. Once Judge Michael Levanas files a written ruling, Shelly Sterling won't even have to wait for her husband's appeal to go through.