Donald Sterling isn’t giving up.
The embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers said Monday he intends to “fight to keep” the basketball team, despite his lawyers’ announcement that he had agreed to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
“From the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. I have worked for 33 years to build the Team,” Sterling said in a statement released to NBC News titled “The Team is not for Sale.”
It was unclear how Sterling’s statement will affect the deal he and his wife, Shelly, had made to sell the team to Ballmer for $2 billion and various additional benefits.
Read the full statement and more at NBC News.