Sterling ‘very happy’ with settlement
Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling dropped his lawsuit that claimed the NBA, his wife and others conspired to illegally sell the team for $2 billion.
Sterling’s lawyer, Bobby Samini, said he filed a request Friday to have the federal appeals case dismissed.
Samini said a settlement was reached. He wouldn’t reveal details but said Sterling was “very happy with the outcome.”
However, the lawyer for Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, called it a capitulation.
Messages seeking NBA comment weren’t immediately returned.
Sterling was banned from the NBA for life in 2014 after it was revealed he’d made racist remarks to a friend.
His antitrust suit was filed in 2014 after his wife agreed to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. A judge dismissed the suit in March.
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