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Donald Sterling

Loses Court Case

To Block Clippers Sale

7/28/2014 2:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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5:25 PM PT -- Outside of court, Shelly talked about the judge's ruling -- saying Donald will actually be HAPPY with the court's decision. 

She added, "We do have love for each other and I hope it will work out between us. And it will and everything will be good."

Shelly also says she believes the league will LIFT the ban on Donald Sterling and he'll be able to attend Clippers games together in her brand new floor seats. 
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Donald Sterling just LOST his bid to block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.

A judge just gave his tentative ruling -- that Shelly Sterling was authorized to cut the $2 billion deal with ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for the sale of the team.

The judge said, "Shelly clearly had the authority to transfer the shares of [the Clippers].

Donald had argued he should never have been stripped of control of the team ... authority she got after 2 doctors determined Donald was mentally incompetent to handle the business affairs of the team.

But the judge begged to differ, concluding the medical examinations were valid and proper. 

The judge also pooh-poohed Donald's testimony.

Although the ruling was tentative, it's almost certain it will become final.

TMZ broke the story ... Donald met with Ballmer last week as it became clear he was going to lose his court case.  If Donald had some leverage, it's pretty much now lost.

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