Judge rules L.A. Clippers may be sold without Donald Sterling’s approval

The judge ruled in favor of Shelly Sterling in all three matters decided by the court

The NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers may be Lob City, but this time, it’s Judge Michael Levanas who finished with the slam dunk, ruling that embattled former Clippers owner Donald Sterling had no grounds to proceed with a lawsuit against the league.

Judge Levenas said that Donald Sterling could not stop his wife’s sale of the team to Microsoft mogul Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Donald Sterling’s suit named the NBA, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and his wife Shelly Sterling, saying they “defrauded him and violated corporate law in attempting to sell the franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.”

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