Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Divorces Wife of 60 Years

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Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Divorces Wife of 60 Years

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has filed for divorce from his wife of nearly 60 years on Wednesday as he continues to battle her over ownership of the team. 

Sterling, 81, cited irreconcilable differences in paperwork submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court, attorney Bobby Samini said. That paperwork was initially rejected by the court as incomplete, but it was corrected and resubmitted afterward. It lists their date of separation as Aug. 1, 2012.

Donald Sterling also filed a petition in probate court Wednesday for an accounting and distribution of assets related to the $2-billion sale of the Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and claiming he had a right to half of the community property, according to the court documents.

Attorney Pierce O’Donnell said Shelly Sterling has no comment and had not seen either court filing.

Donald Sterling is suing his wife and the NBA in federal court over the $2 billion sale of the team. She negotiated the deal with Ballmer after doctors found Donald Sterling incompetent to handle his business affairs…

Source from the AP