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Shelly Sterling to Judge

Approve this Sale ...

Or We're Screwed

6/11/2014 9:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shelly Sterling
's lawyer ran to court this morning ... pleading with the judge to validate her deal to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer, and warning of dire consequences if the deal falls apart.

In Shelly's legal docs -- obtained by TMZ Sports -- she says there's no way a better deal could be found.  She points out the sale price for the Clippers is more than 3 times the price of the recently-sold Milwaukee Bucks.

But Shelly is worried, because Donald is now fighting her over the sale.  She says if the deal isn't iron clad by Sept. 15 ... "substantial irreparable harm ... will result."  She says if that happens the NBA will likely seize the team and conduct a public auction, which will then lower the sale price.

TMZ Sports broke the story -- Ballmer has an escape clause to get out of the deal if Shelly and Donald become embroiled in a legal dispute over her authority to sell.  

Shelly's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell, wants the judge to simply validate the terms of a private agreement between Shelly and Donald -- an agreement that says if 2 neurologists determine either one of them is "incapacitated," then that person would lose all power over the team.  And as we reported, that's exactly what happened with Donald last month.

Shelly also curiously mentioned a perk in the sale -- that she gets free Clippers tickets for life.  Donald gets nothing because he's persona non grata for life.

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49 COMMENTS

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1.

dad    

over this guy already

73 days ago
2.

nilescaldwell    

This is bunk, the MNB can't sell anything if it's tied up in court. They're not above the rest of us. Sterling could keep this tied up for a very long time and it could take years before anything is resolved. Mrs. Sterling is only partial owner and both have to agree to the terms.

73 days ago
3.

Don't Slap A Ho    

Racist whores!

73 days ago
4.

static    

Enough of these greedy bastards.

73 days ago
5.

Lucky_130    

It will be free Super Sonics tickets for life in a few years if the sale goes through

73 days ago
6.

bring back recent posts    

I wonder how much it costs to pay off doctors these days in California, has to be more than what the judges get I would think.

73 days ago
7.

myopinion    

I hope he backs out the deal and it goes to auction.

73 days ago
8.

master    

So she wants the Judge to apprive the sale because it is whats best for her?!? Why should anyone care whats best for there finacial gain?!? Drag it out until the team is worth half of that then let them sell

73 days ago
9.

Chris    

Ok. This deal is for 2 billion cash. CASH. Lawyers want their share. This is how rich people behave, as we pay $300 bucks for a pair of nosebleed tickets.

73 days ago
10.

namers    

oy.

73 days ago
11.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Who cares anymore

73 days ago
12.

KicksandGiggles    

I couldn't give a shiiitz less if I went into a buddha meditating coma with a bong of good stuff!!!

73 days ago
13.

Sparky    

The NBA can try to force a sale all they want, it's not going to happen. I hope Steriling ties this thing up in courts for decades. The thought that the NBA or anybody can take anything from anybody because of things said is very scary and has to be illegal under some law in the USA, it's not Russia or North Korea although the way the NBA and Kin Un Silver is acting you would think it was.

73 days ago
14.

Jordan    

Shelly has a big Problem, The deal with Ballmer is NOT set in Stone, they are Still working out Details, and the NBA Board of Governors has not Approved the Sale.

73 days ago
15.

K South West    

Ban her too... remove the franchise and start a new one

73 days ago
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