Attorneys for Donald Sterling tell a judge that the Clippers owner had been duped into medical examinations that determined he lacked mental capacity. Bob Mezan reports.
Attorneys for Donald Sterling told a probate court judge on Monday (June 23) that the Los Angeles Clippers co-owner had been duped into medical examinations that determined he lacked the mental capacity to have a say in the sale of his team. Sterling's attorneys asked the judge to allow them to present evidence of his mental fitness. Sterling's wife, Shelly, had asked the judge to confirm her as the controlling owner of the team after Donald Sterling vowed to block its sale to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer for 2 billion dollars. A four-day trial is set to begin on July 7 and offer a resolution ahead of the NBA owners' July 15 vote on whether to approve the sale to Ballmer.