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Sterling files $1 billion lawsuit against NBA

LOS ANGELES, CA (KTRE) -

Donald Sterling is not willing to let go of the Los Angeles Clippers just yet.

Donald's lawyer, Max Blecher, confirmed with ESPN that the banned for life owner has filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA.

The lawsuit comes one day after Donald's wife, Shelly Sterling, accepted a $2 billion bid from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer who wants to buys the team.

Blecher said the lawsuit has nothing to do with the sale of the team, but weighing legal action against his wife.

Shelly was given authority to sell the team when Donald was found mentally incapacitated to be a trustee of the family trust. ESPN reports two neurologists conducted several brain tests on Donald, then diagnosed him with Alzheimer's disease. The neurologists said Donald had likely suffered the disease for "three to five years."

However, ESPN says Blecher emailed them saying the evaluations were "grossly exaggerated."

Shelly has accepted the $2 billion bid from Ballmer. The sale still has to be approved by the NBA and needs a three-fourths vote from the league's team owners.

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