Sterling set to sue as NBA eyes $2.5b Clippers sale
Published on May 31, 2014 6:49 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - As the NBA prepared to review ex-Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer's US$2 billion (S$2.5 billion) deal to buy the Los Angeles Clippers, a lawyer for Donald Sterling said on Friday the embattled owner planned to sue.
Attorney Maxwell Blecher told AFP that a lawsuit would be filed against the NBA, although he did not offer details as to damages Sterling might seek or whether the lawsuit would in fact challenge the sale to Ballmer that was negotiated by Sterling's wife Shelly.
Ballmer and Shelly Sterling issued a joint statement late on Thursday saying they had signed an agreement for Ballmer to purchase the club for an NBA record of US$2 billion.
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