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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shelly Sterling's attorney will be in probate court Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar with the matter.

The individual was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Shelly Sterling brokered what would be a record-breaking $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to sell the team after her husband and co-owner Donald Sterling made racist comments to a girlfriend that were recorded and publicized. The NBA moved swiftly to oust him as an owner.

But Donald Sterling is now vowing not to sell and is suing the NBA for $1 billion, saying in a statement released by his attorney Tuesday that he's fighting for the fundamental rights of Americans against the NBA, which he calls ''a band of hypocrites and bullies'' and ''despicable monsters.''

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