Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has filed a new lawsuit in his attempt to retain the team and derail a potential $2 billion sale.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court names estranged wife Shelly Sterling, the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver, saying they committed fraud and violated corporate law in their attempt to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered As Crews Battle Vegetation Fire Near Lake Amador
The suit lists many arguments already being heard in a probate court trial on the legality of the Ballmer deal.READ MORE: NorCal Heatwave Expected To Bring More Triple-Digit Temps To The Valley; No Power Shortages Anticipated
They include Sterling’s assertion that he’s the team’s sole owner, that his wife deceived him in persuading him to get mental examinations and that the NBA and Ballmer colluded to deprive him of his rights as owner.
Attorneys for the defendants couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Highway 99 Closure Now In Place: How To Get Around It
Updated July 22, 2014