THE JUICE WITH JEM
Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has passed on the ownership of the team to his estranged wife, Rochelle “Shelly” Sterling, and she is now secretly negotiating with the NBA to sell the team on her terms.
According to TMZ.com, sources close to the Clippers organization say that Donald made the decision because he saw the handwriting on the wall as long as he remained in control; the NBA would order an involuntary sale of the team.
Sources also say Shelly and her lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, have been secretly meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBA lawyers to “resolve the dispute amicably.” Shelly realizes the NBA wants the team sold, but she has significantly more leverage and credibility with the league than Donald. Her end game is simple – she won’t object to the sale, but SHE wants to call the shots.
Source: TMZ.com/Image: s1.ibtimes.com