The Washington Post

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.