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They say Shelly Sterling and, in particular, O’Donnell, corrupted the results of Platzer and Spar’s examinations and worked together to oust Donald Sterling from the empire he alone built. “She has to come in (to court) with what the law calls, ‘clean hands.’ And you could see today, it’s not clean,” said Max Blecher, an attorney for Donald Sterling. “It was a vicious little conspiracy that was put together with her and the lawyers.” While on the stand, Shelly Sterling and Blecher shared some heated exchanges about her intent, with Shelly insisting she didn’t know about any behind-the-scenes plan for removal. Orange County Register
Ramona Shelburne: Blecher says btwn Shelly having him declared mentally incompetent & NBA's "intransigence" Donald I"decided it wasn’t worth doing the sale". Donald Sterling's lawyer Max Blecher says he thinks there's "about a 2 percent chance" a judge will find him mentally incompetent Twitter @ramonashelburne
The league, in turn, would agree not to sue Sterling and would drop the charges against him. Sterling’s legal team interpreted that to mean the league was rescinding its lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine. To the NBA, however, the only charge they were dropping against Sterling was the “charge to terminate ownership.” The NBA cancelled that June 3 hearing after Sterling’s wife Shelly agreed to sell the team to Ballmer. But that’s not the main reason Sterling reversed course, according to Blecher, who said NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s adamancy in a Sunday press news conference was the primary culprit for Sterling’s change of heart. Blecher called Silver's handling of the situation, “just plain nasty.” Orange County Register
Ramona Shelburne: Sterling's lawyer Max Blecher tells ESPN that "He's not interested in selling. He's going to fight to the bloody end. I don’t know what agreement she has with him, but he disavows anything she’s doing to sell the team. He was in a state of shock at first. Now he’s recovering and he’s much more feisty" Twitter @ramonashelburne
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