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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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AllAmerican    

Haha to all those dumb people who thought he would win i court! A lot of mad white folk out there.

85 days ago
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Padrino    

He has already forgotten about it? Yeah sounds like Alzheimer's to me...

85 days ago
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su    

you'd think cancer would've found this one by now...

85 days ago
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vroomvroom    

Sick and tired of Bieber's grandpa

85 days ago
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boo boo    

Saw the stupidity in paying an incompetent lawyer to fight an un-winnable case. Go spend your $$ on more silly rabbits.

85 days ago
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Harveywallbanger    

He will forget about it for today

85 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

I just said n1gg3r 20 times. Gimme 2 billion.

85 days ago
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stlcardsrock    

He still won. He sold a team he paid 12 million for, for 2 billion Hahahahaha

85 days ago
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Stiletto    

I hope he takes his billions, buys a bullet proof car...and drives up and down watts & Compton flipping the bird out the window.

85 days ago
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Karly    

There is way more to it than that. He was declared incompetent yesterday! Who's POA?

85 days ago
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Chris    

I think he should buy Haiti or Somalia and grow cotton.

85 days ago
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Brian    

Of course there was a financial settlement. It's the $2 billion he's getting from Steve Ballmer. He'd be a fool to not sell the Clippers for that much. They aren't even worth $750 million. What a robbery that deal is.

85 days ago
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Suxtobehim    

Looks like his lawyers told him he didn't stand a chance in hell of winning. Oh well. At least the courts won't be tied up with this stupid suit.

85 days ago
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Rigby    

Lol he got paid off by the NBA to stop the lawsuit

85 days ago
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max    

If I learned anything over this scandal is that these people change their mind everyday. Shelly first denounced Donald's comments, then went out to dinner with him and said he was innocent, then she went to the game and acted like he was wrong. Then Donal Sterling goes on Anderson Cooper and says he doesn't want to sue because it doesn't get anywhere, then he tells Shelly to sell the team, changes his mind, tries to stop the sale, sues the NBA for $1 Billion, drops the lawsuit.

Next he will refile, drop it gain, announce that he not only has cancer and dementia, but also got HIV from Magic Johnson, file a complaint with the UN, then withdraw it, and die.

85 days ago
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