The Lakers great had been specifically dissed by Sterling in the early days of the scandal.

The decision in Los Angeles Superior Court clears the way for Steve Ballmer's $2 billion deal for the team, and removes a pariah from the NBA.

The point guard is contemplating a boycott, and says he has talked to Coach Doc Rivers and teammates about it.

That news regarding the team's coach comes on a day when Sterling files yet another lawsuit, signaling that the NBA won't be rid of him anytime soon.

Drug overdose is being investigated in death of Clippers owner's 32-year-old son.