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Sterling, Ballmer discuss possible Clippers deal: Source

Published on Jul 22, 2014 9:58 AM
 
Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling (right) on Monday met with former Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer to discuss a possible settlement over Sterling's opposition to the US$2 billion (S$2.5 billion) sale of the basketball team, a source close to the case said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS / AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday met with former Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer to discuss a possible settlement over Sterling's opposition to the US$2 billion (S$2.5 billion) sale of the basketball team, a source close to the case said.

Ballmer met with Sterling for 90 minutes at the 80-year-old real estate billionaire's request, but the talks did not resolve Sterling's opposition to the deal brokered by his estranged wife, the source said.

Sterling and his wife, Shelly Sterling, are locked in a court battle over whether Sterling has legal standing to block the NBA-record sale to Ballmer.

Ballmer's attorney Adam Streisand and Shelly Sterling's attorney Pierce O'Donnell also attended the meeting, the source said.

 
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