Donald Sterling has ended his on-again, off-again fight to keep the Los Angeles Clippers.
Two of Sterling’s attorneys confirmed to BuzzFeed Wednesday that the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer would now move forward. In a statement provided to BuzzFeed, attorney Bobby Samini also said Sterling and his wife Shelly Sterling have resolved “all disputes and outstanding issues” related to the sale.
Shelly — who owns half the team through a family trust — orchestrated the sale last week. Ballmer will pay a record-setting $2 billion for the Clippers.
Shortly after the sale was announced, Donald filed a lawsuit against the NBA indicating his intention to fight the sale as well as efforts to force him out of the league. He was seeking $1 billion in damages, among other things.
The case began after a recording of Donald making racist comments became public. The comments prompted the NBA to ban Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million. The NBA also began a process to force Sterling to sell the team.