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Donald Sterling Alzheimer’s: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Donald Sterling has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s according to a report by TMZ. The gossip site says that earlier in May, Sterling underwent extensive neurological examination. The tests are said to include CT and PET scans.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. If the Diagnosis is Accurate, Sterling Has No Claim to Ownership of the Team

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The Sterling family trust agreement that controls the LA Clippers says that if either Donald or Shelly Sterling are mentally incapacitated, that person relinquishes control of the team.


2. He Can Appeal the Diagnosis

Los Angeles Mayor and Parade Grand Marshal Antonio Villaraigosa poses with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling prior to the 2005 Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California

Los Angeles Mayor and Parade Grand Marshal Antonio Villaraigosa poses with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling prior to the 2005 Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 27, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Getty)

Sterling is legally allowed to appeal the doctor’s diagnosis to the California Probate Court.

3. Steve Ballmer Has Just Bought the Team From the Sterling’s

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Shelly Sterling has just agreed to sell the LA Clippers to former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. TMZ further reported that the deal was done in cash.


4. Sterling Might Have Had the Condition For 5 Years

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TMZ reports that Sterling may have been suffering from the condition for up to five years. According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, earliest stages of the disease can begin up to 20 years before diagnosis. The average time before diagnosis is usually around 2-10 years.


5. There Had Been Rumors About Sterling’s Mental State

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On an interview with David Letterman, Barbara Walters said that during her attempts to secure an interview with Sterling, she felt he was “confused.” The legendary journalist stopped short of saying she thought he had any mental illness.

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