Timeline: Donald Sterling and the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers
Here is a timeline of developments in the move to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
April 25(Credit: AP)
Recordings emerge and quickly spread of team owner Donald Sterling denouncing his young girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games.
April 29(Credit: AP / Kathy Willens)
Sterling gets a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who called the remarks hateful and deeply offensive.
May 12(Credit: AP / CNN)
Sterling tells CNN he's not a racist and apologizes for his remarks then starts fresh firestorm with disparaging comment about Magic Johnson and HIV.
May 13(Credit: AP / Jae C. Hong)
Shelly Sterling tells NBC's "Today" show that she fears Donald Sterling is in early stages of dementia.
May 29(Credit: AP / Mark J. Terrill)
Shelly Sterling reaches agreement to sell the team for $2 billion to Ballmer. She says she has the authority under the family trust after two doctors found her 80-year-old husband had symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
June 4(Credit: AP / Mark J. Terrill)
Donald Sterling agrees to sign off on sale.
June 9(Credit: AP / Mark J. Terrill)
Donald Sterling pulls support for deal, vows long court fight to keep team.
July 7(Credit: AP / NIck Ut)
Probate court trial begins on legality of sale.
July 8-9(Credit: AP / Nick Ut)
Donald Sterling gives caustic, combative testimony during trial, shouting at lawyers for both sides and saying Shelly Sterling duped him. He calls her a pig when she tries to approach him after her testimony.
July 28(Credit: AP / Nick Ut)
Probate judge rules against Donald Sterling, says deal to sell team can go forward.