Former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling wages war with NBA

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The ever controversial Donald Sterling has confirmed that he will be filing a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA.

His lawyer confirmed the move on Friday, one day after his wife Shelly Sterling accepted a $2 billion bid for the LA Clippers from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Attorney Max Blecher said: "The [termination] charges in the lawsuit are an invasion of his constitutional rights, violation of anti-trust laws, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract,"

However Mr Blecher remained adamant that the lawsuit has nothing to do with the sale of the NBA franchise.

Sterling has gone through a very bad few months following the release of tapes which captured him saying racist remarks were leaked.

He was subsequently banned from the NBA for life and fined $2 million which sparked interest in the NBA franchise.

Now amid reports that Sterling has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, his attorney has stated that "Mr. Sterling is far from mentally incompetent."

The final decision on the sale of the Clippers will have to be approved by three fourths of the NBA's team owners and the NBA office.

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