The Sterling family reached a deal yesterday to sell the L.A. Clippers to former Microsoft CEO STEVE BALLMER for $2 BILLION.  And even though Ballmer has deep ties to Seattle, he has reportedly agreed NOT to move the team there.



ESPN says the Sterling family trust can sell the team WITHOUT any say-so from DONALD STERLING, because they had him declared "mentally incapacitated" by so-called "experts".  It's not clear who these experts were, but the family didn't go to the courts, so Donald wasn't declared LEGALLY nuts.



There's been no word from Donald yet.  But it's entirely possible he'll try to stop this from happening.  To do that, he'd have to sue his own family trust, or get some kind of restraining order against it.