Future of Clippers remains uncertain
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The soap opera known as “Who will own the Clippers” is set to resume in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Testimony continues today in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling’s estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. Sterling, the volatile owner of the team, agreed to the sale but then tried to revoke consent in spite of a signed letter instructing his wife Shelly Sterling to sell for the highest price she could get.
A probate trial to resolve the matter has been underway since last month but was in recess for a week. With three days of hearings ahead, Donald Sterling’s lawyers suggested they would call the battling couple back to the witness stand separately to address unanswered questions.