Donald Sterling will not go away. Initial reports claimed last week that Sterling was dropping his lawsuit against the NBA in full, allowing the sale of the L.A. Clippers to move forward. However, it looks like he never did that.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said yesterday that the Clippers sale to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer has not been finalized because of Sterling's $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA and Silver.
The details of the lawsuit are murky, to say the least, and no one seems to agree on exactly what's happening. Here's a brief history (you can check out the complete timeline of Sterling drama here):
May 15th: Donald Sterling wants to sue the NBA
May 28th 12:11 PM: Donald Sterling wants to sue the NBA, Sterling's lawyer says he will fight to the "bloody end."
May 28th 6:20 PM: Donald Sterling really promises he isn't suing the NBA
May 29th: Steve Ballmer agrees to buy the Clippers
May 30th 5:27 PM: Sterling is still suing the NBA for $1 billion