BY: John Mamola
Donald Sterling was in a fit of rage on the witness stand on Wednesday as Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA including pronouncing he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers.
Oh and Sterling also vowed to spend the rest of his life suing the league.
Does he sound like an 80+ year old billionaire with nothing left to lose?
Sterling said his wife, Shelly, had deceived him, that she was not capable of understanding the family trust, and that he did not authorize her to strike a deal to sell the team. With a raised voice and anger in his veins, he was followed to the witness stand by Shelly Sterling, who declared her love for him, but says she was convinced he needed to be examined for Alzheimer's disease.
That’s when the highlight of the afternoon came when Mrs. Sterling was leaving the witness stand for the day and tried to approach her husband in the audience. But Donald shouted "get away, from me you pig!"
Here were some more highlights courtesy of reporters in the courtroom.
Sterling just took the stand again..judges says he doesn't need to restate name, and he immediately barks, ''Donald Sterling!''— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) July 9, 2014
Fields questioning of Sterling ends. Donald says "Is that it? Are you finished?"— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) July 9, 2014
Suddenly Sterling goes after Field again.."Be a man, stand up, say it, you want to object, object!!".— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) July 9, 2014
Shelly walks over to talk to Donald after her testimony, he curses at her, ''Get away from me you bitch!''— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) July 9, 2014
Judge Levanas just announced Donald said, ''Get away from me you pig'' to Shelly..but others heard the b-word..— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) July 9, 2014
"Make no mistake today i will never, ever, ever sell this team! Until I die I will be suing the NBA and trying to make them pay!''— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) July 9, 2014
Sterling: "What kind of question is that?" Fields: "What question?" Sterling: "I'm talking about your questions. I'm sure they'll improve."— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 8, 2014
Sterling to Fields: "Be a man for God's sake be a man!" This is courtroom gold.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 8, 2014