As the NBA prepares to finalize the record-breaking, $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, banned owner Donald Sterling insists he's ready to "move on."
"I feel fabulous, I feel very good," Sterling told NBC4 in an exclusive interview, when asked how he felt about his wife Shelly selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "Everything is just the way it should be, really. It may have worked out differently, but it's good. It's all good."
"I'm OK, I'm OK," Sterling added. "Is the NBA OK? I'm not sure about that. Is [NBA commissioner] Adam Silver OK? I'm sure he's OK."
Once the NBA approved Ballmer's bid to buy the Clippers, a hearing to determine Sterling's future was canceled, as the Board of Governors will instead vote on the deal agreed upon by Ballmer and Shelly Sterling.
With his plan to "move on," it's unclear if Donald Sterling will move forward with a lawsuit he filed against the league asking for damages in excess of $1 billion.
Since the agreement between the NBA and Sterling trust was announced after Donald Sterling's lawsuit was filed in court, his attorney, Max Blecher, said he needed to review all the new information before proceeding.
"We gotta sit down and see how all of this affects us," Blecher told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. "We have to think through the whole situation. ... She's saying if you sue us, we'll have to pay out of our own money. It's like suing themselves. We have to see whether the law allows to happen."
Whether Sterling moves forward with his own lawsuit or not, he could still be busy in court, as he is also facing a lawsuit from a woman who alleges that while she was a former employee of Sterling's, she had a romantic relationship with him and was subjected to a "steady stream of racially and sexually offensive comments," according to the complaint.
Sterling's comments came while the owner was at a dinner for nonprofit organization Shelter Partnerships in downtown Los Angeles, saying he was there to support the cause.