Sterling Trial Delayed Again When Donald Doesn't Show Up

Sterling Trial Delayed Again When Donald Doesn't Show Up
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The legal battle over the potential sale of the Los Angeles Clippers is once again on hold as attorneys try to track down Donald Sterling. A federal judge Monday refused Sterling's wish that the hearing be moved to federal court. The attorney for Shelly Sterling called Donald as his first witness when the trial began in Los Angeles Superior Court, but Donald wasn't in the courthouse. The court was then recessed as attorneys and the judge tried to determine if Sterling had been served with a subpoena and if a bench warrant was necessary.
The drama is expected to play out over several days in probate court regarding the ownership of the Clippers. Donald's estranged wife Shelly has said she has the legal right to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after two doctors declared Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated. Donald Sterling is fighting those claims. He was banned by the NBA for life earlier this year after he made racist remarks to a girlfriend that became public.