Shelly Sterling Rumors
Ramona Shelburne: Never thought I’d see the Sterlings divorce. Lets see if they actually do. So much money & property to disentangle after 60 years. Shelly Sterling told ESPN in April that $1 billion of the $2 billion sale of the Clippers is still frozen until Donald signs off on the sale. Shelly Sterling said that of the $1 billion that was transferred into the trust she controls, she’s paid out $600 million in taxes & fees
Ramona Shelburne: Donald Sterling’s lawyer Bobby Samini has asked for a full accounting. “We want to know where the money went. A billion is a lot of money”. Donald Sterling, essentially, has received nothing yet from the sale because he’s still suing the league & Shelly. Shelly Sterling controls the family trust, if u remember, because doctors declared him mentally unfit to control business & legal affairs. ESPN also reported back in April that Donald and Shelly still spend time together despite their separation http://es.pn/1KRWVf2
But in looking at how she spent this past year, it does seem that she’s been looking for a way forward while preserving the parts of the past she never wanted to let go. “It was very difficult for me to lose the team,” she says. “It was like my family. I’ve seen them [the Clippers] grow for 33 years. The coach [Rivers] used to be our player. And now to see his son [Austin Rivers] play, it’s like part of your family. “I never wanted to sell it, and we never would’ve sold it. But I didn’t want to see it being dismantled. I mean, maybe they wouldn’t even play for the whole year. I didn’t know what the league was going to do. The only thing I knew is that I had to keep the team from being dismantled.”
“My family didn’t talk to me for a while, because I was selling the team. They were all against me,” she says over a late-afternoon snack around the small table in their airy, beach-facing kitchen. The Sterling family had owned the Clippers for 30 years. It’s who they were. And in a little over a month, that life was finished. Shelly hasn’t given any interviews in the year since she sold the team to Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion on May 29, 2014. When people ask to take pictures with her, she politely declines. “That’s not my role,” she explains. “My role is to not be known.”
She’s dressed casually in a loose-fitting, black shirt with a white collar. Her hair is done, but not perfect. It’s the weekend, and she’s comfortable enough with everyone in the house to go without makeup. At 80, she’s long since made her impressions on the world. “I don’t call it a ‘Clipper Curse,'” she says. “Look at the Lakers. Kobe’s been hurt the last two years. What about Oklahoma [City]? They lost Kevin Durant, they didn’t get into the playoffs. Is that a curse? I just call it part of the game.”
The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team. Shelly Sterling’s victory Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court will force V. Stiviano to surrender a $1.8 million duplex and return $800,000 lavished on her in cash handouts and several luxury cars, including a Ferrari, during a shadowy relationship. Shelly Sterling claimed that Stiviano seduced her 80-year-old husband and manipulated him to give up community property the couple amassed through a real estate rental empire built over six decades of marriage.