Source: Shelley Sterling, Steve Ballmer Talk Clippers Sale

Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelley Sterling met with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer over the weekend to discuss selling the team, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.

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Shelly Sterling (C), the wife of Donald Sterling owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, watches the Clippers against the Golden State Warriors. (Credit: Getty Images)

That news followed Friday’s reports that Sterling, according to a source familiar with the situation, and her estranged husband, Donald, agreed that Shelley would try to sell the NBA franchise voluntarily even as the league prepares a vote on a forced sale.

Any move by the Sterlings to sell the team voluntarily would be subject to the league’s approval. The NBA said Friday that its team owners still would vote on whether to force a sale because of racist remarks that Donald Sterling made.