Los Angeles Clippers

Shelly Sterling is expected to argue that her estranged husband Donald Sterling is not competent in matters regarding the sale of the Clippers.

James Rainey, Mike Bresnahan
June 10, 2014

The latest round in the contentious legal wrangling over ownership of the Clippers is scheduled for Wednesday morning, when Shelly Sterling’s attorneys plan to go to court to ask a judge to expedite a hearing validating her takeover of a family trust — an action she used to clear the way for her sale of the NBA franchise.

The court date was arranged as her husband, Donald Sterling, continued Tuesday to unleash verbal broadsides against the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver.

“The NBA is a band of hypocrites and bullies,” the Clippers co-owner said in a statement. “They will not stop until someone stands up. They have taken the liberty to desecrate my privacy rights and my right to own property.”

Donald Sterling, 80, said the league’s actions — which included a $2.5-million fine and lifetime ban against him for racially-inflammatory remarks — were designed to distract from its own past discrimination. “We have to fight these despicable monsters,” the statement said.

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