Clippers owner Donald Sterling will sue NBA for $1 billion: lawyer

Reuters News
Posted: May 30, 2014 5:48 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of basketball's Los Angeles Clippers, will sue the NBA for $1 billion in damages over the termination of his ownership, his lawyer, Maxwell Blecher, said on Friday.

It is not clear when the lawsuit would be filed. His estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, said she reached a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by James Dalgleish)