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Altzheimar's diagnosis left Donald Sterling powerless in Clippers sale

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A report today has revealed that disgraced former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the run up to the sale of the franchise.

As reported by the New York Daily News, Mrs Sterling had her husband diagnosed with the disease, a move that was ensured he would be declared mentally unfit thus allowing her to force through the sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO and billionaire Steve Ballmer.

The Clippers ownership as it was under the Sterlings included a clause which made such a move possible.

Per New York Daily News:

"The family trust that owns the Clippers includes a clause that makes Shelly Sterling the sole trustee if her husband is found mentally incapacitated."

The deal looks likely to go through without any other hiccups following the move with Shelly Sterling issuing a statement showing the recent progress:

"I am delighted that we are selling the team to Steve, who will be a terrific owner.

"We have worked for 33 years to build the Clippers into a premiere NBA franchise. I am confident that Steve will take the team to new levels of success."

Despite the news however it seems unlikely that Donald Sterling is going to let hi grip on the LA Clippers slip without a fight.

His attorney, Bobby Samini, said that Sterling vows to fight on against what he believes is an unjust punishment.

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