Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling settles case against NBA

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Donald Sterling’s legal situation regarding the controversial sale of the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion dollars has been settled in court, according to his attorney.

In an e-mail sent to the Los Angeles Times, attorney Bobby Samini said, "Donald is pleased with the outcome and is looking forward to focusing on future endeavors.”

Sterling, 82, was banned for life from the NBA in 2014 when leaked audio of private conversations revealed the former owner making racist comments. He was forced to sell the Clippers and could not attend any NBA-related events ever again.

In turn, Sterling filed a lawsuit against the NBA, alleging the league and other entities tried to force him out of ownership. He eventually dropped the lawsuit – which named commissioner Adam Silver, former commissioner David Stern, Sterling's wife Shelly, and two doctors.

A federal judge dismissed the case in March, and while Sterling appealed, he did not follow through with necessary protocol to challenge the ruling.

"Finally, in the third season of Steve Ballmer's ownership of the Clippers, the last piece of litigation is mercifully over. Donald's quixotic legal challenge to the record-shattering $2 billion sale was doomed from the very outset," Shelly’s attorney Pierce O'Donnell said in the statement. "Now all of us fans -- Shelly Sterling being the No. 1 fan -- can focus on cheering the Clippers to their first NBA championship."

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