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NY Post: Donald Sterling Is Battling Prostate Cancer

From the New York Post:

Disgraced Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling cancer

By Linda Massarella, Emily Smith, Bruce Golding and Helen Kumari | May 1, 2014

This could wind up being a pretty short ban.

Disgraced racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling cancer — surprising those around him by beating the final buzzer for as long as he has, sources told The Post on Thursday.

Such empathy, huh?

“They thought he would die two years ago,” one source said of Sterling, who on Tuesday was banned for life from the NBA for his now-infamous recorded racist rant.

“People have been predicting his imminent demise. I’m sure he has the best . . . drugs money can buy,” said the source, who works closely with pro sports teams. “He can do anything to keep himself alive.”

Which is clearly unfair!

The source said some of the medication Sterling has been taking is responsible for the puffy appearance of his face. Another source said Sterling, 80, was specifically suffering from prostate cancer…

For a lot of the denizens of Twitter, this news is going to make their day.

Meanwhile, Sterling has been phoning friends for support, sources said. “He’s calling everyone, saying: ‘Tell me I’m not a racist,’ ” a source said, noting that the friends are refusing, for fear that Sterling was recording them…

Media consultant Bobby Grossman said Sterling’s best hope for public forgiveness would be to “confront his demons, but he’s got to be honest about it.” “The only recourse for someone like Donald Sterling is to come out and say: ‘I am a racist . . . I will spend the rest of my life trying [to change].’ ” …

Having cancer won’t be enough to get him sympathy? Maybe he should to claim to be bi-polar. (Like Jesse Jackson’s son.)

Sources also said that since the scandal erupted last week, Sterling has been holed up in the penthouse atop a nearly-empty office building he owns in Beverly Hills. He fled the oceanfront Malibu mansion he shares with his estranged wife, Shelly, paranoid about being electronically recorded, a neighbor said.

“She and Donald think there are bugs everywhere since this happened, even on their phones . . . At the office, there’s concrete walls . . . and they can sweep for bugs,” the neighbor said…

Gee, why would he be concerned about being recorded? He must be paranoid.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 2nd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “NY Post: Donald Sterling Is Battling Prostate Cancer”

  1. chainsaw says:

    How does the NYT know his wife is estranged? Wouldn’t capitulated or accessory be a more appropriate descriptor? Doesn’t matter, the amount of info in this article is impressively competitive to an Enquirer report.

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