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(CNN) – He said he wasn't a racist. She promised to dig in and fight. Now it turns out the Sterlings are ready to surrender.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling gave control of the franchise to his wife Shelly, who is now negotiating the voluntary sale of the team with the NBA, sources tell CNN.
The move would let the league's other 29 owners off the hook, and avoid what was sure to be a costly legal battle.
So does this now all just go away? Or are the Sterlings and NBA commissioner Adam Silver destined for a court date?
Washington Post sports columnist and veteran NBA reporter Mike Wise weighs in.