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Donald Sterling Agrees to Drop Lawsuit Over Clippers Sale, Accept Huge Payday

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If you were looking forward to reading about months, or possibly years of legal wrangling between Donald Sterling and the NBA, we have some bad news. On Wednesday, the racist Los Angeles Clippers owner agreed to drop his lawsuit against the NBA and allow the team to be sold to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Sterling’s attorney, Maxwell Blecher, said he “has made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differences,” so it appears that Sterling will not be sued or fined $2.5 million by the league (though he’s still banned for life). When asked about the sale by a local NBC affiliate on Tuesday night, Sterling said, “I feel fabulous, I feel very good. Everything is just the way it should be, really. It may have worked out differently, but it’s good. It’s all good.” Spoken like a man whose racist remarks just earned him $1 billion.

Sterling Agrees to Drop Suit Over Clippers Sale