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Shelly Sterling Gets Some Ridiculous Perks In Los Angeles Clippers Sale

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SHELLY STERLING
Shelly Sterling arrives at court in Los Angeles on July 8, 2014 on the second day two of the Sterling v Sterling trial over the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers National Basketball Association (NBA) team. Donald Sterling has been suffering from Alzheimer's for at least three years, a witness told a judge on July 7. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) | FREDERIC J. BROWN via Getty Images

You are not the No. 1 Los Angeles Clippers fan. Shelly Sterling holds that title, officially.

That was just one of the perks that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling received in the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, which was finalized on Tuesday. She actually gets the title of "Clipper's Number 1 Fan" along with "Owner Emeritus," according to Arash Markazi of ESPN.com.

Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life in April after audio recordings of him making racists comments were made public. In May, Shelly Sterling negotiated the sale to Ballmer, after removing her husband as a co-trustee of the family trust that owned the team. A judge denied Donald Sterling's attempt to block the sale to Ballmer, determining that he was justly removed as a co-trustee after two doctors determined he had signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Only time will tell how the other Clippers fans will treat Shelly Sterling at games.

 
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