Donald Sterling's attempt to slow down or stop the sale of the Clippers through litigation was met with a blunt response by Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas.
At one point, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the Sterlings' trust agreement is so unambiguous that "I could decide this case in five minutes."
The judge said the trust agreement provides that if two doctors examined Sterling and found he lacked the capacity to manage his own affairs, he would be removed as a trustee. There is no provision to contest the decision, he said.
"I don't know why you want the court involved at all," he told lawyers.
Read the rest of the report here, Judge: Family trust clear about removing Sterling
it looks like this case could be over before it actually begins. It is possible that the Clippers could be free of Sterling before the next season starts. With the likelihood of that increasing, I wonder how helpful it will be for the Clippers during free agency this summer. There is only so much Steve Ballmer can really do formally, but informally I am sure he is moving forward as quickly as possible.
This latest development doesn't mean that Donald Sterling will give up, he has nothing to lose that he hasn't already lost. If he is out to get revenge, or get even, or whatever passes as self respect, he just might keep throwing lawyers at it.