(CNN)- A preliminary hearing is set for this afternoon in the battle over ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. Donald Sterling is fighting his estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, in a family trust probate case.
Shelly Sterling entered an agreement to sell the NBA team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for two billion dollars. All of 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.