Basketball bigot Donald Sterling signed-away control of the Los Angeles Clippers last week.

“Mr. Sterling agrees to the sale of his interest in the Los Angeles Clippers,” his lawyer wrote in a letter dated May 22 that was obtained by

It goes on to say that Sterling authorizes his wife Shelly Sterling “to negotiate with the National Basketball Association regarding all issues in connection with a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers team, owned by LAC Basketball Club, Inc.”

Beneath the lawyer’s signature is Sterling’s scrawl near the words “read and approved.”

Revelations that Sterling has already waved the, ahem, white flag stood in contrast to his pugnacious public pose that the NBA has no right to strip him of the Clippers.

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