Ex-Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Files for Divorce From Wife Shelly Sterling

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Shelly Sterling and Donald Sterling are shown during separate NBA playoff games between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors. Shelly Sterling is shown on April 27, 2014, in Oakland. Donald Sterling is shown on April 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Credit: left, Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images; right, ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Sterling filed for divorce Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, almost a year after a contentious legal fight with his wife, Shelly, led to the sale of the Clippers.

Court papers cited “irreconcilable differences” between the couple, who would celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in less than three weeks.

Last year, Shelly Sterling removed her husband as a member of the family trust after two doctors declared him to be mentally incapacitated in the wake of his inflammatory recorded comments about African Americans. That cleared the way for Shelly Sterling to agree to sell the Clippers to Steve Ballmer for a record $2 billion.

Last July, Donald Sterling called his wife a “pig” in court after her testimony in a probate hearing that examined the circumstances of the sale.

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