Shelly Sterling took the stand Wednesday after husband Donald Sterling testified for two days in a trial to determine if she acted legally by agreeing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In his testimony, Sterling said that his wife was only selling the team because she was “terrified and frightened” of the NBA, and that if he sold the franchise he could get up to $5 billion.
After her testimony, while leaving the court, Shelly passed Donald who allegedly said, “Get away from me, you pig!” and asking her how she could lie, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Her testimony consisted of stories of Shelly scheduling medical exams because she was fearful Donald was developing Alzheimer’s disease.
“He’s been getting more forgetful,” she said. “He’s slurring his words. He’s agitated a lot. He gets mad for no particular reason. He’s just not the same person that he used to be.”
In his testimony, Sterling heatedly said, “Make no mistake today, I will never, ever, sell this team. Until I die, I will be suing the NBA.”