The Los Angeles Clippers are officially under new ownership. After months of legal battling, a California court approved the sale of the NBA franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, which is a record. NPR’s Nathan Rott reports.
Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of now former Clippers owner Donald Sterling, had been trying to sell the team for weeks. Tuesday morning, a California Superior Court judge confirmed her authority to do so. Steve Ballmer’s lawyer, Adam Streisand, says when he learned the news in the LA courtroom, he immediately emailed the NBA and representatives for Sterling and Ballmer.
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