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Donald Sterling

Defiant testimony at trial

9 Jul, 2014

At the trial, Sterling, challenges the sale of the Clippers, says he’s mentally sound.  He claims the doctors that are declaring he has Alzheimer’s disease are “hired guns.”  He claims a bad memory about some of the controversial remarks that he is accused of, and he also says he can top the $2 billion dollar offer for the team by $10 billion by selling the TV rights to Fox and winning the antitrust suit filed against the NBA. As Sterling’s outbursts and comments continued, the judge tries to regain control of the situation:

Go back to answering questions rather than making somewhat entertaining comments.

His lawyers challenge the authority of Shelly Sterling, under a family trust, to cut a deal for the team with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.