Donald Sterling can add cancer to his long list of troubles. The recently disgraced LA Clippers owner has been allegedly battling cancer for the last two years according to a report but that’s not all he’s fighting.
Overnight Donald Sterling, 80, has gone from a revered NBA team owner to a racist public enemy, and on top of that it’s now been reported that he has cancer. Man, talk about out of the frying pan…
Donald Sterling: Disgraced NBA Owner Battling Cancer
“They thought he would die two years ago,” a source told the New York Post.
The former owner, who on Tuesday was banned for life from the NBA for making racist remarks, is said to take medication, a source revealed to the Post. An additional source claims that Donald is specifically suffering from prostate cancer.
On top of being flat-out racist, it seems Donald Sterling is also a world-class miser. Allegedly he refused to pay for prostate-cancer surgery a decade ago for then-LA Clippers assistant coach Kim Hughes.
“I contacted the Clippers about medical coverage and they said the surgery wouldn’t be covered,” Kim revealed to The Journal Times of Racine, Wis., in 2011.
“They said if they did it for one person, they’d have to do it for everybody else,” Kim added.
In an act of team unity, four LA Clippers players donated $70,000 to cover the cost of the surgery.
Donald Sterling: NBA Owner Battling Cancer & Banned For Life From The NBA
Donald Sterling now finds himself reaching out to others for help reports the Post.
“He’s calling everyone, saying: ‘Tell me I’m not a racist,’ ” a source explained. The source noted that friends are refusing to comment on his situation, for fear that Donald is recording them.
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