Transcript for Who Will Buy the LA Clippers?
Washington. Now the on going turmoil swirling around the Los Angeles clippers. There's a new jump ball off the court. Could the owner accused of racism be forced to sell the frise soon and could one of the buyers be his wife? Ryan smith with the new twist tonight. Reporter: Shelly sterling hasn't missed a clippers game since this scandal broke, and with a galaxy of stars waiting to take over the team, she could be the real one to watch. But if she wants to become the new clippers owner, she may have to overcome racially challenged controversies in her own past involving buildings she and her husband owned. I. I lived here for 20 years. Reporter: In 2003, Williams videotaped shelly sterling posing as a government official allegedly to gather information on tenants she wanted to evict. Are you Mrs. Shelly from the health department? Yes sir. Reporter: Williams was part of a housing discrimination lawsuit against the sterlings. They settled for an undisclosed sum. Then, in another suit, a former sterling property manager said shelly sterling remarked "Hispanic tenants were filthy." Shelly sterling has denied making those inflammatory statements saying, "We do not discriminate against any person, and we support diversity in our tenants and employees." That suit, too, was settled. Are you a racist, Mr. Sellering? Reporter: The sterlings were last seen together leaving a steakhouse on Sunday, shelly defending her husband against charges he's a racist. It's not true! Reporter: But she later put out a statement denouncing "The racist comments made by my estranged husband. My children and I do not share these despicable views." And today, clippers coach doc rivers wouldn't respond to questions about shelly sterling taking over the team. Who would you like to be the new owner? I'm not thinking about any of that. I'm not thinking about any of that stuff. Reporter: He did say he expects her in the stands tonight. Ryan smith, ABC news, los Angeles.
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