Bye Donald: Judge Rules Shelly Sterling Can Proceed With Clippers Sale

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Adelle Platon / July 29, 2014

Donald Sterling has (finally) been boxed out of the Clippers sale.

A judge affirmed Monday (July 28) that his estranged wife Shelly Sterling can proceed with selling the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, ESPN reports.

“This is going to be a good thing for the city, for the league for my family and for all of us,” Shelly said outside of the courthouse. “Come see the Clippers next year.”

The verdict comes after a long, dragged out battle in court after the media firestorm that followed Donald for recordings of him uttering racist remarks that surfaced. He was then “banned for life from the NBA in April, only to file a $1 billion lawsuit against the league for allegedly committing a breach of contract and violating antitrust laws by forcing a team sale.

Through the judge’s recent ruling, Donald can’t delay the sale from proceeding while he appeals the case. The sale is expected to close through before Aug. 15.