It’s about time to Sterling to surrender and come to grips with the fact that he’s fighting a losing battle. The most recently blow came Wednesday evening when California courts denied his request to block the sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer.
“The evidence before this court indicates the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steven Ballmer has closed,” said the court’s ruling, signed by three justices. “Petitioner (Sterling) has failed to show otherwise. Thus, there is nothing for this court to stay. Even if the sale had not closed, petitioner has failed to show that the balancing of the relative harms favors granting a temporary stay.”
Sterling is down to one option, appeal on the Supreme Court level, which is attorney thinks is likely.
“We who represent Donald Sterling are deeply disappointed that he has been deprived from ownership of the Clippers after 33 years without being accorded appellate review of this harsh result,” Samini said in a statement along with another Sterling attorney, Max Blecher. “Nevertheless, we are confident Donald will be completely vindicated in his federal case against the NBA. More importantly, we believe that the `popular’ ruling in the Probate matter is a serious blow to the Privacy rights for all Americans.”
I understand the fight to the death mentality (and in this case that phrase probably has a more literal meaning than in most instances), but Donald is only making himself look worse at this point and justifying the actions of his wife to declare him incompetent.