(NEWSER) – Looks like Donald Sterling has decided he wants a fight after all. The $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers he agreed to last week is off and his $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA is back on, Sterling's lawyer tells ESPN. "I have decided that I must fight to protect my rights," Sterling said in a letter yesterday. "While my position may not be popular, I believe that my rights to privacy and the preservation of my rights to due process should not be trampled." His lawyer declined to comment on whether the U-turn was the result of the NBA refusing to drop the lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine it levied over racist remarks made by the owner.