Sterling sues the league for $1B

  • Steve Ballmer is expected to buy LA Clippers for $2B by the end of next month but this didn't stop Donald Sterling from suing the league for $1B, blaming it for illegally taking away the team from him.

    The NBA, however, doesn't think there was any illegality involved since his estranged wife had a right to strike a deal with Ballmer after Donald was officially declared as mentally unfit. 

    The AP notes that Shelly Sterling would herself have to pay the money in damages if Donald ends up winning in court. The league has clearly referred to the suit as being "baseless."

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