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Shelly Sterling

If We're Forced to Sell Clippers

I Want to Control Sale, Or Else

5/8/2014 10:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Shelly Sterling will take legal action against the NBA if she doesn't have control over her interest in the event of a forced sale of the team.  But her lawyer says she is adamant ... the NBA has no right to strip her of her 50% ownership, because "she's an innocent victim."

Sources connected with the Sterling family tell us ... Shelly is actually more involved in the team than Donald Sterling, and she would definitely wants to remain an owner, even if Donald is forced out.

Shelly's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell, tells TMZ Sports, he is currently in talks with the NBA in an effort to avoid a family sale.  O'Donnell is demanding that the NBA allow her to retain her 50% interest.  O'Donnell has explained to NBA honchos, Shelly and Donald have led separate lives for years, living miles away from each other, and they do not share the same views.

O'Donnell says, "She's done nothing wrong.  She's an innocent spouse," adding, "Shelly loves the team and she will resist any effort to strip her involuntarily of her ownership interest."

And, even if a court orders an involuntary sale of the team, Shelly will demand that she have the power to control the sale.  She fears if the sale gets hung up for years in litigation, it would grossly devalue the team.

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1.

Dee    

They're cut from the same cloth. We'll soon see that this performance she's provided...stating how she detests Sterlings beliefs....and his beliefs are not her own....will be found to be just that, a performance.

77 days ago
2.

awards    

Shelly is a better business person than Donald, eh? Had she done a better job at home, none of this would have happened!

She pushed him into V's arms...errr, snatch!

77 days ago
3.

myopinion    

Please DO NOT allow this racist Bytch to control the Clippers she is just as bad.

77 days ago
4.

Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

Remember the Chappelle Show Skit "If The Internet Was A Real Place" ? Well if the internet was a real place, Stiletto, Skit, and the rest of the gang would be good boys.

77 days ago
5.

*Who Carez Bitch*    

Dear Shelly, Of course your more involved cause darling Donald is too strapped up with tranny V.Stiviano!

77 days ago
6.

She's baaaack    

What she should do is take a few million and pay a crack investigative team to get to the bottom of who put the tranny up to it and why. There's a lot more to this than some stupid tranny getting revenge.

77 days ago
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dontworryaboutit    

how did trailer park trash like this get so rich?

77 days ago
8.

Rocking     

Demanding Bytch the best for you and your husband it's sale chip and move to Russia before Beverly and L.A. staring burning !

77 days ago
9.

Stiletto    

She's a racist...wanting to remain the owner of blacks.


Tsk-Tsk

77 days ago
10.

BeiberVegasHoHo    

NBA gonna spend millions on this one.

77 days ago
11.

cluesarethere    

Did anyone think they would just give up something they spent 30 years building? Fight... Like anyone else would!

77 days ago
12.

AllieFrid    

You don't always get what you want, honey. If you choose to be married to a racist pig, suffer the consequences of that choice.

77 days ago
13.

Chris    

Gonna get ugly. If the Sterlings hold onto ownership for a few more years, the Clippers will sell for millions more because of new cable contracts. Lawyers across America are thanking Robo-Whore. No wonder I can't afford a ****ing ticket and a beer to go to a game, ANY GAME, ANY SPORT.

77 days ago
14.

Mark    

Everyone assumed that the other owners will side with NBA. They won't! This storey all started with what the courts call hearsay, the NBA ran with it! Hence any other owner with anything at all in their lives to hide will not vote for the NBA. Would you vote to railroad someone if the same could easily happen to you on such flimsy evidence.

77 days ago
15.

Obsever..    

In other words,she wants to make sure no black people buy the team...ha ha..

77 days ago
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