Donald Sterling's lawyer Bobby Samini arrives at court in Los Angeles, California July 22, 2014. The $2 billion sale of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers faces a key legal hurdle as the estranged husband... more 
Donald Sterling's lawyer Bobby Samini arrives at court in Los Angeles, California July 22, 2014. The $2 billion sale of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers faces a key legal hurdle as the estranged husband and wife who own the franchise battle in court over control of the team. Shelly Sterling, 79, has asked a Los Angeles judge to confirm her as having sole authority to sell the pro basketball franchise to former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer at an NBA-record price after husband Donald Sterling vowed to block the deal. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW SPORT BASKETBALL) less 
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Tue, Jul 22, 2014 7:27 PM EDT