This is happening faster & better than I ever expected — which is great news so everyone can move forward from that disgusting situation.  Shelly Sterling will accept offers this week to buy the Los Angeles Clippers  … and a frontrunner is a group led by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Hit the jump for more details & to see who else is on the list to buy the team…



Via TMZ:

Shelly and her lawyer Pierce O’Donnell have put the word out … they’d like to make a deal THIS WEEK.  We’re also told NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is aware of what she’s doing.  O’Donnell would not comment but we’re told Shelly and Silver have an open line of communication.

We’re told there are several other potential buyers in which Shelly is interested, including:

 Grant Hill Group (Hill is a former NBA star who teamed up with investment partners)
— Magic Johnson and the Guggenheim Partners (a financial company based in Chicago)
— Patrick Soon-Shiong (surgeon turned multi-billionaire businessman)
 David Geffen and Larry Ellison

Our sources say Oprah Winfrey is no longer in the running.