Donald Sterling trial set for July 7-10

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

Donald Sterling isn't letting go of the Clippers without a fight.

A trial to determine whether Donald Sterling was rightly removed from his family trust by his wife Shelly is scheduled for July 7-10 in Los Angeles, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

The trial is being expedited due to a request from Shelly Sterling's lawyers so that the NBA Board of Governors could still approve the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterling agreed to sell the team to Ballmer for an NBA record $2 billion in May.

In the upcoming trial, the court will focus on determining whether Donald Sterling was properly removed from the Sterling family trust. In order for Shelly Sterling to sell the team to Ballmer, she had to gain full control by having two neurologists declare Donald Sterling unable to handle his own business affairs. Donald Sterling and his lawyers intend to fight that decision by bringing in their own experts to evaluate his mental capabilities.

According to ESPN's report, one of the doctors who examined Sterling remarked that he was unable to spell the word "world" backwards and was unaware of the current season. Despite the opinion of numerous experts, Donald Sterling's lawyers are adamant that the court will find that he was wrongly removed from the family trust and that Shelly's negotiations were invalid.

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