LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has dropped a lawsuit that claimed the NBA, his wife and others conspired to illegally sell the team for $2 billion.
Sterling’s lawyer, Bobby Samini, says he filed a request Friday to have the federal appeals case dismissed.
Samini says a settlement was reached. He won’t reveal details but says Sterling’s “very happy with the outcome.”
However, the lawyer for his wife, Shelly Sterling, calls it a capitulation.
Messages seeking NBA comment weren’t immediately returned.
Sterling was banned from the NBA for life in 2014 after it was revealed he’d made racist remarks to a friend.
His antitrust suit was filed in 2014 after his wife agreed to sell the Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. A judge dismissed the suit in March.
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