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Sterling set to sue as NBA eyes $2.5b Clippers sale

Published on May 31, 2014 6:49 AM
A file photograph dated 08 November 2012 shows Steve Ballmer, back then CEO of Microsoft, talking during the unveiling of the project 'Schlaumaeuse' (Clever Mice) in Berlin, Germany. -- PHOTO: EPA

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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