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Donald Sterling

Diagnosed with Alzheimer's

5/30/2014 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Donald Sterling Alzheimers Disease
Donald Sterling
has Alzheimer's and that's why doctors declared he is incompetent to have a voice in the sale of the L.A. Clippers ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Sources connected with the Sterling family tell TMZ ... the trust agreement that governs the family's ownership of the team provides if 2 qualified doctors determine either Donald or Shelly shows "an inability to conduct business affairs in a reasonable and normal manner" ... they will then be stripped of control over the team.

We're told earlier this month Donald agreed to an examination by 2 prominent neurologists.  He underwent extensive tests, including a CT and PET scan.   We're told both doctors diagnosed Donald with Alzheimer's and concluded he may have had the disease for as long as 5 years.  The doctors both concluded he did not have the ability to conduct the business of the team.

Under the trust agreement ... the doctors' conclusions were enough to strip Donald of control.

Our sources say Donald can appeal the doctors' conclusions to the California Probate Court.

One interesting thing ... TMZ Sports broke the story ... on May 22 Donald signed a letter written to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver relinquishing control of the team to his wife Shelly.  It's unclear if Donald's lawyer will now argue the letter is invalid because of Donald's mental incapacity.

The problem for Donald -- if his lawyer argues mental incapacity, under the trust agreement he automatically loses control over the team.  So it's a Catch-22 for Donald.

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FREEDOM    

THIS IS VERY UNFORTUNATE FOR ANYONE TO HAVE.

145 days ago
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ladyvil    

WHO CARES, DIE ALREADY!!!

145 days ago
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Nobledrewali    

Haha..he forgets he`s racist

144 days ago
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mary    

TMZ should be sued for this trash

144 days ago
171.

THE SOURCE    

Watch the Aresenio Hall Interview with Majic Johnson back in the early 90's the blacks were only concern that he was not Homosexual not that he bedded thousand of women that brought negative attention to the NBA.

They actually cheered that he was not gay!

I love the fact that people say I don't want my kids watching two men kiss but its OK to send the message that it is OK to bed thousand of women if your famous????

The Black Community was not at all accepting to him having H.I.V. back then.

Discrimination only applies if you discriminate on blacks but they can Discriminate on everyone else and get away with it! Hispanics, Asians American Indians! Yes and even White. People Educate yourself blacks discriminate on very light and very dark Black siblings.

This is a fact!

144 days ago
172.

FREEDOM    

STERLING IS A REAL MAN. UNLIKE ALL YOU OTHER ASSES.

144 days ago
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BLKCLK500    

Payback is a bitch. It all comes back to you.

144 days ago
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UNLEVINED HARVEY    

don must have forgotten about that

143 days ago
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strkyer007    

look nobody's perfect in we deserve a second chance in life regardless of of what we done in life.

142 days ago
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