Transcript for Donald Sterling Won't Fight Forced Sale of LA Clippers
Now to the disgraced owner of the L.A. Clippers. Seemingly, Donald sterling banned for life because of the racist rapt now says he will N fight the sale of his time instead wants his wife to find a buyer. Big names showed interest. According to ESPN, sterling is signing over the control of the franchise to his estranged wife, Shellie, who is in talks with the NBA about selling the team. A bizarre about-face from the embattled owner who weeks ago said this. You can't force someone to sell property in America. Reporter: Even his lawyers vowed to fight the NBA refusing to pay the fine and promising to fight attempts to force a sale. Saying in the letter to the NBA no punishment is warranted. His latest move has players and pundits talking. I think at this point it's about winning in a court of public opinion and trying to salvage his reputation. Reporter: In an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters shelly sterling said she won't give up her share. I think half the team is mine and I'll fight for it. Reporter: Why selling now? I think the sterlings are realizing they're out of options. They won't win a lawsuit filed against the NBA and they might as well try to get out now at an enormous profit. Reporter: The NBA responded to the owners saying we continue to follow the process and our proceeding towards a hearing on this matter on June 3rd. But speaking at a press conference Tuesday, commissioner Adam silver made his preference clear. I prefer he sell it than go through this process. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Ryan smith ABC news New York. We'll say that team is worth over $1 billion. We'll see what happens there. Thanks to Ryan.
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