The Donald Sterling saga has continued again Thursday with his wife Shelly claiming that she doesn't want him to interfere with her desire to sell the LA Clippers, while her attorney has also made claims that he threatened the life of the doctors that deemed him unfit to guard the Sterling estate.
Shelly Sterling claims that her estranged husband is mentally incapacitated and therefore shouldn't have any say in the legal proceedings of her trying to sell the NBA team to the former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
Shelly has been given the reigns to sell the Clippers after Donald was banned by the NBA for life. However, Donald is holding on for dear life, and it will take a trial next month to determine whether Shelly can indeed do business with the former Microsoft CEO.
Mental health issues plaguing Sterling
It's understood that two doctors have deemed Donald to be unfit to look after the Sterling estate, which has led to some claims that Donald has left threatening messages aimed towards those doctors concerned.
According to the USA Today, Shelly Sterling's attorney Pierce O'Donnell revealed that Donald Sterling made death threats in a phone call to doctors this month.
"He raised his voice in a menacing manner and said, 'I'm gonna take you out, O'Donnell,'" O'Donnell said in a hallway at Los Angeles Superior Court. "I perceived it as a threat on my life."
How we got to this point
It all began when Donald Sterling was found to have made racist comments in a conversation with a lady friend which was subsequently published by TMZ Sports.
Sterling was unaware that his female friend was recording the encounter on a handheld device, as he was goaded into saying racist remarks against NBA personnel such as former Lakers great Magic Johnson.
Once the comments went public through TMZ Sports, the whole basketball world were in uproar and it was clear that the NBA had to make some tough decisions.
Sterling's power has been cut considerably
NBA commissioner Adam Silver certainly didn't hold back as he came out with a robust response in an extremely public press conference.
Silver imposed a lifetime ban from the NBA on Sterling and a maximum $2.5 million fine for the taped racist comments.
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