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Donald Sterling

He's Just Over It

Dropping $1 Billion Suit Against NBA

6/4/2014 4:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Donald Sterling Dropping NBA LawsuitDonald Sterling's decided to go quietly after all -- he's reportedly in the process of dropping that $1 BILLION lawsuit against the NBA for forcing him to sell the L.A. Clippers.

Sterling had claimed in the lawsuit -- filed last week -- the NBA booted him based on an illegal recording that painted him as a racist. He was also fighting the $2.5 million fine the league levied against him.

But today his attorney told The Hollywood Reporter ... Sterling is letting it all go, and the suit would be dropped within a couple days. 

It's unclear what changed Sterling's mind -- or if there was any sort of financial settlement with the NBA -- but the decision clears the way for the league to approve Steve Ballmer's $2 billion purchase of the Clippers.

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