The lawyer for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has told numerous media outlets that Sterling will sue the NBA for damages from being banned for life and having his ownership terminated. The lawsuit will seek over $1 billion in damages, as first reported by NBC News. BuzzFeed, Yahoo, and ESPN confirmed the report.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported that Sterling is also considering legal action to stop the sale of the team. Sterling's wife, Shelly, agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion on Thursday night. Sterling is opposed to his wife's efforts to sell the team, his lawyer telling the Associated Press that "[Donald] Sterling is not selling the team."