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Donald Sterling Seeks Divorce from Estranged Wife

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LOS ANGELES (AP) —

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is seeking a divorce from his wife.

His attorney Bobby Samini says Wednesday the papers citing “irreconcilable differences” were submitted in Los Angeles County Superior Court roughly two weeks before their 60th anniversary.

However, the court rejected it as incomplete. Samini said the paperwork will be fixed and resubmitted Wednesday.

Donald Sterling is suing his wife and the NBA in federal court over the $2 billion sale of the team.

She negotiated the deal with ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after doctors found Donald Sterling incompetent to handle his business affairs.

The couple testified at a trial earlier this year about their enduring love for each other, displaying cards they gave each other for anniversaries and birthdays.

While Shelly Sterling acknowledged marital problems, she said the couple never separated even though she had divorce papers drawn up.