Arash Markazi

NBA statement on Sterling decision. http://t.co/1FdBDdujGv

Kamenetzky Brothers

And with the Sterling probate court decision, it appears Byron and Doc will in fact NOT serve as co-Laker head coaches. AK

Arash Markazi

Donald's lawyer said he was calm. He only saw this as one battle in a long war.

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Steve Ballmer's lawyer said Steve will keep the team in L.A. The team name will also stick for the foreseeable future.

Arash Markazi

Shelly Sterling and Steve Ballmer's lawyers said they expect the sale of the Clippers to go through by Aug. 15.

Arash Markazi

Shelly said she expects Donald's ban will one day be lifted and he'll be able to attend games again.

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Shelly Sterling addressing the media. http://t.co/ntbuDVBBmN

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Max Blecher: "It goes without saying I'm disappointed."

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Lots of hugs and handshakes between Shelly Sterling's lawyers outside the courtroom.

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Shelly Sterling is crying. "I'm just happy it's over. A great man will be taking over the team now."

Arash Markazi

We're done for the day. Shelly Sterling wins the day and maybe Steve Ballmer gets the Clippers.

Arash Markazi

The judge has been talking for 30 minutes and it's all positive for Shelly Sterling's side.

Arash Markazi

The risk of harm is no speculative says the judge because of the testimonies from Shelly's side, including Dick Parsons.

Arash Markazi

The judge does order 1310b. This is huge. Shelly in a clean sweep.

Arash Markazi

Judge believes if NBA takes team and sells it at auction it would not go for as much because of the pending lawsuit.

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Judge said Dean Bonham, Donald's witness who said he was Nuggets president (he was not) was not credible.

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Judge said the Clippers are owned by the Sterling family trust and Shelly had every right to sell the team.

Gary Lee

For those of you wondering about Metta World Peace, he says he’s not retired and didn’t rule out joining the Knicks. lakersnation.com/former-laker-m…

Arash Markazi

Donald's side had said 1310b was only for life and death cases, judge says that's not true.

Arash Markazi

Judge sounds inclined to grant 1310b He's talking but it's been a clean sweep for Shelly so far.

Arash Markazi

Now to the big one.... 1310b regarding appeals.

Arash Markazi

Shelly wins Round 2. RT @thejackwang Judge says probate court retains jurisdiction of this case despite Donald's revocation of the trust.

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Judge rules that Shelly properly removed Donald as a trustee and negotiated the sale of the team. Shelly wins round 1.

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Judge rules that Shelly was acting as a sole trustee when she entered into the binding term sheet.

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Judge said there was no need for the doctors to tell Donald the ramifications of the exam. That would only heighten his anxiety.

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Judge doesn't believe Donald turned down the sale because it was bad for the trust. He thought it was a good deal.

Bill Oram

Mitch Kupchak in statement: Johnson "possesses elite athleticism, and has the potential to develop into an excellent defender.”

Arash Markazi

So far so good for Shelly. Basically judge believes everything she said but not Donald but we have a ways to go.

Bill Oram

Johnson presumably will not be asked to play PF (Lakers only have a million). So could find more room to grow as traditional wing

Arash Markazi

Judge believes Shelly was credible when she said Donald wanted her to get what she could get in the sale of the team and supported her.

Arash Markazi

Judge believes Donald did tell Shelly to sell the team after the league was to hold a meeting to vote him out.

Bill Oram

Driving a UHaul from Utah so a bit behind, but the Lakers announced previously reported Wesley Johnson signing.

Arash Markazi

Judge did not find any credible evidence that Donald's exam with Dr. Platzer took place at Polo Lounge and that Dr. Platzer was drunk.

Arash Markazi

Judge: "Shelly Sterling's testimony was far and away more credible."

Arash Markazi

Court finds that Shelly was told to sell the team and that she and Donald agreed to sell the team.

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Court finds the two doctors Shelly had look at Donald were credible.

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Judge said the court finds Shelly's motivation to getting Donald tested was because she was legitimately concerned.

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Judge said he found Shelly's testimony that Donald was losing capacity over the last three years to be credible.

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Judge said there is no credible evidence of a secret "Plan B."

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Judge is laying out ways in which Donald can be removed as a trustee.

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Judge said Donald Sterling did not lack capacity when he signed the trust.

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Judge says oral tentative decision will take about an hour.

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Judge thanks all the lawyers.

Arash Markazi

An oral tentative decision will be announced by the judge soon.

Arash Markazi

Cutler requests a stay and says, "We are concerned they will sell the team today."

Arash Markazi

Closing arguments are done in the Sterling trial.

Mike Trudell

Important to have some athleticism/length next to Kobe on the wing. Johnson's shot will need to improve, as will his consistency on O and D.

Mike Trudell

Johnson showed flashes last year, and also struggled at various points of the season. Being on the floor w/Kobe pushing him could help.

Arash Markazi

Cutler said the capital gains tax on a $2 billion sale of the Clippers would be close $650 million.

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Cutler using sellouts and players not boycotting in saying that there is no danger in coaches or players leaving now.

Mike Trudell

LAL announced W. Johnson's re-signing. Kupchak: "Wesley possesses elite athleticism ... has potential to dev. into an excellent defender.”

Arash Markazi

Cutler works at Ruttenberg's law firm. She was also in my graduating class at USC.

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Stefanie Cutler, who hasn't spoken during the trial yet, is presenting Donald's side on 1310b.

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O'Donnell said if the judge rules in Shelly's favor along with 1310B (appeal-proof) the sale of the Clippers will go forward.

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O'Donnell said if the NBA takes over the team and begins process for a sale that process could drag on into the season.

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O'Dpnnell on the Clippers if they are not sold: "There is a risk it will crash and burn."

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O'Donnell: "The Clippers diminish in value every day Donald owns them."

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Donald's side objects to O'Donnell saying Doc will not coach and Chris Paul will not play if Donald is still in charge. Judged overruled.

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O'Donnell: "The Clippers are in a death spiral that accelerates each passing day."

Arash Markazi

Court is back in session. Packed house again. They've separated @Dan Woike and me. Maybe that's for the best.

Ramona Shelburne

In other words, no chance Klay pulls out of camp despite trade rumors or lack of talks on contract extension w/ Dubs.

Ramona Shelburne

Klay Thompson initially hoped extension done b4 USA camp, but source says "he's honored to play for USA & not thinking about anything else"

Arash Markazi

The judge will hear the final closing arguments in the Sterling case at 1:30 before offering his tentative ruling.

Kevin Ding

How can this no-win situation be win-win for Byron and Kobe? ICYMI from yesterday, my column: bleacherreport.com/articles/21429…

Gary Lee

A couple years ago, Steve Nash played Batman. Well, it appears this is going to be his final season in the NBA. lakersnation.com/steve-nash-bel…

Kevin Ding

In Vegas for USA Basketball workouts this week. Would've been pretty cool--and useful for him--if Kobe had joined for the summer, no?

Arash Markazi

The smart money is on Shelly winning in a clean sweep but hard to predict anything in this trial.

Arash Markazi

The judge's ruling later today is a tentative oral decision and not legally binding yet. But it's significant. Can't see him changing.

Arash Markazi

Shelly Sterling: "I was falling asleep in there."

Gary Lee

If Kobe is Batman, then Nick Young is Robin. According to Nick Young. Of course. lakersnation.com/nick-young-say… http://t.co/95AyWh3ze3

Arash Markazi

All attorneys are going beyond 15 minutes they were allotted. We have been recessed for lunch. Back to wrap up arguments and get a verdict.

Arash Markazi

The judge will rule on the Sterling case after closing arguments today.

Arash Markazi

Shelly or "MalibuShell." RT @dicp2dicp @Arash Markazi who do you think will win?!

Arash Markazi

Ruttenberg, like Streisand, is reading from his paper like a book report. Lots of references to "15410 A1." Good times.

Arash Markazi

Streisand said the Sterling trust, which includes the Clippers, can't happen without prior approval from the NBA.

Arash Markazi

I never thought I'd miss Max Blecher yelling into a microphone as much as I do right now. #FilthyHands

Arash Markazi

Streisand is a great attorney but he's citing old cases and trust provisions. I might take a nap on @Dan Woike's shoulder for a bit.

Arash Markazi

Thanks. Fun times in the courtroom. RT @Megan_Broadway @Arash Markazi killing it right now with Sterling trial updates.

Arash Markazi

Streisand was planning to go long on this issue. He's skipping 10 pages ahead. Donald's side had planned to go two hours today.

Arash Markazi

Adam Streisand, Steve Ballmer's attorney, is arguing Donald's revocation of the trust and trust assets.

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O'Donnell: "Donald has never met a conspiracy he didn't like."

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O'Donnell said Blecher essentially confirmed Donald's plan to block this sale of the team so the NBA can take the team and he can sue them.

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Pierce O'Donnell says Donald Sterling ignored his obligation to the family trust to pursue his vendetta against the NBA.

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Max Blecher: "What's $100 million?" As the old saying goes, a million here and a million there and pretty soon you're talking real money.

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Max Blecher said Shelly Sterling was concerned by the deadline set by "the co-conspirator, Adam Silver."

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Max Blecher says Shelly Sterling's hands are "unclean" later corrects himself. "Not unclean, filthy! Filthy hands!"

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Max Blecher on Shelly: "Damn the trust agreement, she was his wife!"

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Shelly Sterling shaking her head as Max Blecher yells about "Plan B." Blecher says that was the plan to remove Donald as a trustee.

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Judge reminds both sides that Donald Sterling's mental capacity is not a part of the trial. Both sides had agreed on that beforehand.

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Max Blecher on Sterling: "This is a man who didn't want to sell anything his whole life."

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Max Blecher citing an Anderson Cooper quote saying he doesn't think Sterling has dementia. Cooper isn't a doctor but whatever.

Arash Markazi

Max Blecher is yelling throughout his closing argument. Essentially saying Shelly did not have the right to sell Clippers and remove Donald.

Arash Markazi

Pierce O'Donnell goes about 20 minutes. Not bad. Judge wants each side to go about 15 minutes on each issue.

Arash Markazi

Pierce O'Donnell is basically explaining why Shelly properly removed Donald as a trustee, going over evidence laid out previously in court.

John Ireland

First 5 episodes are graphic--stick with it RT @michaeljohn78: Just starting the first season of breaking bad. @John Ireland @VeniceMase

Arash Markazi

Almost as good as @VeniceMase. RT @Dan Woike Fun times -- Shelly Sterling's email handle is "MalibuShell"

Arash Markazi

This is the most packed the courtroom has been since Donald Sterling was on the witness stand. Almost every seat is filled.

Arash Markazi

Shelly Sterling is here but Donald Sterling is not.

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The judge has arrived, five minutes late, here we go.

Gary Lee

Except for Kobe, Byron Scott believes players “need to understand what it means to put that purple and gold on.” lakersnation.com/byron-scott-pl…