The Murky Status of the Looming L.A. Clippers Sale

Staples Center on May 15 in Los Angeles Photograph by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Update 9:40pm: According to a person familiar with the situation, former Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has signed an agreement to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. ESPN first reported the agreement. The person says Shelly Sterling signed the agreement “on behalf of the family trust” that owns the team. Donald Sterling has not signed it. The agreement, the source says, will go straight to the NBA for approval without Donald’s signature. The league declined to comment on any agreement between Shelly and Ballmer. Expect further twists and turns.

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