Shelly Sterling: I'll Divorce Donald
But she wants to keep the Clippers, she says
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 11, 2014 6:00 PM CDT
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, left, and his wife Rochelle at a game Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – Shelly Sterling plans "eventually" to divorce her estranged husband Donald, she tells Barbara Walters at ABC News. As for her stake in the Los Angeles Clippers, she plans to keep it, the AP notes. Sterling says she would "absolutely" fight any NBA decision to force her to sell the team. The team is her "legacy" to her family, she says. "To be honest with you, I'm wondering if a wife of one of the owners … said those racial slurs, would they oust the husband? Or would they leave the husband in?"

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May 19, 2014 2:56 AM CDT
Sterling has already forgot what everybody heard him say. He was setup? But he said it. There is no way this guy will change in anyway. The only reason he wants the team now is to bid up the sale. NBA bylaws don't preclude racist remarks so he will probably prevail in court over the fine. The other owners vote to remove will be the only thing that matters and he wins that one as well.
geo wells
May 12, 2014 10:32 PM CDT
Bidding up the price, yes. Maybe even rehabilitating Sterling over time. I can see that happening. I love watching the spin in action.
May 12, 2014 7:03 PM CDT
I'm sorry...I'm sensing a bit of game here. All the bad news just bidding up the price on a NBA team. I can see buyers salivating, wanting a part of Sterling's "legacy." No way this will be a discount sale...this will be a real sting for anyone stupid enough to buy this team from Sterling. Aren't monopolies fun to watch? This is the same type deal coming up that gave George Bush the lesser his only fortune...not anything from the real world of business. Heck, take the team public and let every American have their chance to make Donald Sterling even richer....