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Silver says Sterling hasn't signed off on sale or dropped suit, but thinks it's almost over

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference before Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference before Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver arrives before Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver arrives before Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference before Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference before Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Donald Sterling still hasn't signed off on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, but believes the process is nearing completion.

Sterling still hasn't agreed to drop his lawsuit against Silver or the NBA. Silver says Sunday he understands the banned owner's frustrations, but adds that "I think it's over."

Silver also says before Game 2 of the NBA Finals that there is "absolutely no possibility" of rescinding the lifetime ban or $2.5 million fine he handed down to Sterling following his racist remarks.

Silver is satisfied that the air conditioning problems from Game 1 have been fixed. He said the response wasn't handled perfectly but that "there are always human and mechanical errors."