As first reported by TMZ, and just confirmed by ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, the Donald Sterling saga may end painlessly and without going to court. According to the reports, Sterling will leave it to his maybe-estranged wife Shelly to negotiate the sale of the Clippers.
Shelly Sterling, who co-owns the Clippers via the Sterling family trust, has claimed that the NBA doesn't have the right to force her out along with her husband. The NBA disagrees. But now, 11 days before Donald Sterling's planned hearing, it appears that things are moving away from an apocalyptic showdown.