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LA Clippers likely to be sold as Donald Sterling’s future role in team is unclear

Shelly Sterling and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer have come up with a deal for Ballmer to buy the Clippers for $2 billion

The future of the Los Angeles Clippers is a little clearer in a sea of complexities, despite the remaining possibility of court challenges.

Late last week, it was announced that Shelly Sterling and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer came up with a deal for Ballmer to buy the team for $2 billion.

Meanwhile, in a statement on Friday the NBA said Shelly Sterling and The Sterling Family Trust had “resolved their dispute over the ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.”

“Under the agreement, the Clippers will be sold to Steve Ballmer, pending approval by the NBA Board of Governors, and the NBA will withdraw its pending charge to terminate the Sterlings’ ownership of the team,” the statement said.

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