The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has officially gone through. Via ESPN.com:
The Los Angeles Clippers officially have a new owner.
Steve Ballmer’s bid to purchase the Clippers closed Tuesday after the entry of an order by a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the team on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, the league announced.
Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, bid $2 billion for the Clippers in May…The NBA, meanwhile, has filed a counterclaim in federal court against Donald Sterling and the Sterling Family Trust, saying he caused “devastating and incalculable harm” to the league, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Donald Sterling was turning into a jug of rotting milk in the fridge, but after this ruling from the courts, his putrid stench will finally go away. While I’m sure that Sterling will continue to raise his feeble old fist to the sky in outrage, it seems like he will only be able to do just that.
—Ben Parker: follow me on twitter @nba_lord