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NBA: Sterling saga continues with reported Wednesday hearing

Published on Jun 11, 2014 9:40 AM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Shelly Sterling will go to court on Wednesday asking a judge to confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday.

The reported hearing before a Los Angeles Superior Court judge is the latest chapter in the Sterling saga, which erupted in April when racially charged remarks that Clippers owner Donald Sterling made to a girlfriend became public and sparked widespread outrage.

With the NBA attempting to strip the Sterling family of the team, Donald Sterling’s wife Shelly negotiated a US$2 billion (S$2.5 billion) sale of the club to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, but Donald Sterling this week vowed to fight that sale, and press on with a US$1 billion lawsuit against the NBA.

The Times reported that Shelly Sterling was expected to ask a judge to confirm her position as head of a family trust and therefore authorised to sell the team.

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