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Donald Sterling says he will 'move on' as Clippers are sold

The embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner opened up at a charity event on Tuesday by saying he's happy about the team's sale to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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During an appearance at a charity event on Tuesday, Donald Sterling told NBC4 reporter Fred Roggin that he's ready to "move on" from his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

"I feel fabulous, I feel very good. 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."

Smiling, Sterling said he was ready to "move on."

Sterling has been back in the public eye over the past few days. His Tuesday outing in Los Angeles was at a dinner for Shelter Partnerships, which helps the city's homeless population. He also curiously attended a black church service a day earlier.

Amidst allegations of racism stemming from audio recordings released by V. Stiviano, Sterling at first battled to keep his franchise after being banned by Silver and fined $2.5 million. He did, however, recently allow his estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, to sell the team to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

NBA owners will vote to finalize the sale of the Clippers, which sold for a record $2 billion, but Shelly Sterling and Ballmer confirmed their agreement of the sale on May 30.


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