Donald Sterling's 33-year ownership of the Clippers could be coming to an end. (Johnny Vy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says that he is ready to "move on" after the NBA allowed the sale of the franchise and withdrew its charge to terminate his ownership of the team.
Sterling was banned for life last month by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and fined $2.5 million after being on caught on tape saying racist remarks.
The league agreed to let his wife Shelly Sterling handle the sale of the team. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ultimately won the bidding, paying a reported $2 billion for the team. The league's Board of Governors still need to approve the sale.
"I feel fabulous, I feel very good. Everything is just the way it should be, really. It may have worked out differently, but it's good. It's all good," Sterling said to NBC4 in Los Angeles.
"I'm OK, I'm OK," Sterling added. "Is the NBA OK? I'm not sure about that. Is (NBA Commissioner) Adam Silver OK? I'm sure he's OK.
Sterling still has a lawsuit pending after suing the NBA and Silver, seeking damages in excess of $1 billion. Sterling did not say if he plans to go through with the lawsuit, according to the report.
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