Racist curmudgeon Donald Sterling and his duplicitous wife Rochelle finally capitulated to the demands of the NBA and reportedly have sold the Los Angeles Clippers to a Microsoft billionaire for $2 billion.
Sterling’s vile and debased mentality was exposed via a secret recording by his Mexican-black mistress V. Stiviano while he has going off on a rabidly racial rant about his disgust of black people, including much-admired NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver almost immediately slammed a lifetime ban upon Sterling and fined him $2.5 million, the maximum fine allowed under NBA ownership bylaws.
After initially declaring legal war against the NBA, Sterling acquiesced to the commissioners demand, handed over the team operations to wife, who just hit the jackpot when Ballmer reportedly handed over $2 billion.
That brings to mind the most expensive sales of teams in sports history. Here are the top 10: