Ex-Clippers owner Donald Sterling and wife call off divorce
Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife, Shelly, have called off their divorce, according to a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court that was reported by the Los Angeles Times.
“Notwithstanding all the difficult events of the last two years, the Sterlings have resolved their differences,” an attorney for Donald Sterling told the Times.
Donald Sterling cited “irreconcilable differences” when he filed for divorce in August 2015. The filing also stated that the couple was separated in August 2012.
Shelly Sterling is still listed as a defendant in her husband’s federal lawsuit over the sale of the Clippers, which were sold for $2 billion to Steve Ballmer. Donald Sterling has accused Shelly of conspiring with the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver to sell the Clippers against his wishes.
Donald Sterling, 80, owned the Clippers for 33 years, which made him the NBA’s longest-tenured owner. The NBA initiated a charge to terminate his ownership, outlining a list of actions that have have “damaged and continue to damage the NBA and its teams” while also listing off a series of negative impacts on the league.