According to an exclusive from the gossip website TMZ, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has yielded control of the franchise to Shelly Sterling. 

The TMZ report indicates that he is no longer the controlling owner of the Clippers as of right now. It also goes on to say that Shelly Sterling has been secretly negotiationg a potential sell of the team with the NBA.

Our sources say Shelly and her lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, have been secretly meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBA lawyers to “resolve the dispute amicably.” We’re told Shelly realizes the NBA wants the team sold, but she has significantly more leverage and credibility with the league than Donald. Her end game is simple — she won’t object to the sale, but SHE wants to call the shots.

This situation could very well be coming to a close, which would be outstanding for everyone involved.

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