Donald Sterling in court Monday to battle over LA Clippers

(CNN) — A preliminary hearing is set for Monday afternoon in the battle over ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Donald Sterling is fighting is estranged wife Shelly Sterling in a family trust probate case.

You’ll recall: Shelly Sterling entered an agreement to sell the NBA team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

All this came after Donald Sterling’s racially charged comments led to a lifetime ban by the league.

Donald Sterling’s attorneys have promised to fight the ban and proposed sale.

Monday’s preliminary hearing is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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