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Report: Donald Sterling signs Clippers over to his wife


Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — under fire for weeks after recordings leaked of him making horribly racist comments — has reportedly agreed to sign over the team to his wife Shelly, who will in turn try to voluntarily sell the Clippers, according to multiple news outlets.

Shelly previously stated that she was going to fight to keep her 50 percent ownership stake, but has reportedly changed her mind. Her lawyers have been in contact with NBA commissioner Adam Silver since the April 29 announcement that Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life.

Details are still hazy. A source who wasn't authorized to speak publicly told USA Today that Shelly has agreed to sell the team as long as she maintains a minority interest in the Clippers. Regardless, as ESPN writes, this could bring a "startlingly quick end" to what was originally thought to be a long legal battle.