When the NBA banned him after a recording of his racist rant became public, Donald Sterling was livid. He wanted to remain Clippers owner. So, he did what he always does. He sued.
Meanwhile, his wife – Shelly Sterling – seized control and sold the franchise to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. Donald sued her, too.
Those lawsuits went nowhere. The NBA has moved on without Donald.
Shelly Sterling, via Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:
He’s happy about selling the team now. Yes. He tells a lot of people. He says, “You know, I had to sell the team, but I feel like I fell off a tree and I landed on a pile of gold.”
Shelly – who once said she feels as if the Clippers will always be her and Donald’s team – also said she still regularly attends Clippers games. She does officially hold the title of “Clipper’s Number 1 Fan,” after all.