Clippers owner Donald Sterling battling cancer - New York News

Clippers owner Donald Sterling battling cancer

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Donald Sterling, the disgraced owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is fighting prostate cancer, reported the NY Post.

Sterling, 80, who was banned from the NBA for life after a recording surfaced in which he makes racist remarks, was reportedly near death about two years ago.

Some of the medication Sterling is taking has caused the puffy appearance of his face.

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver handed down the ban, fined the real estate magnate $2.5 million, and said he wanted the league's board of governors to make Sterling sell the team.

The board is working “as expeditiously as possible," reported the Associated Press.

Sterling was sued by the 
U.S. Justice Department in August 2006, alleging housing discrimination in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. In November 2009, Sterling agreed to pay $2.7 million to settle allegations that he refused to rent apartments to Hispanics and blacks.

The 
president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.

Leon Jenkins was to honor Sterling later this month, but rescinded that offer.






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