Clippers Sale To Move Forward After Shelly Sterling Wins Court Battle Against Donald


Judge Michael Levanas gave Shelly Sterling a victory on Monday, ruling in her favor on three counts in the probate trial initiated by her estranged husband, Donald Sterling.

Judge Levanas ruling cleared the way for the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 Billion.

The ruling included the extraordinary step of granting of Shelly Sterling’s request for an order under section 1310(b) of California’s probate code that allows the sale to be completed regardless of an appellate court’s intervention.

“Ballmer paid an amazing price that cannot be explained by the market,” Levanas said.

Levanas also ruled that Shelly Sterling acted properly when two doctors declared her husband mentally incapacitated in May under terms of the Sterling Family Trust before she proceeded to agree to sell the Clippers to Ballmer.

Which means Doc Rivers and Chris Paul will never have to prove that they were serious about sitting out the season as long as Sterling was still the owner of the team.