A week in the life of Donald Sterling is full of lots of twists and turns. Six days since Sterling’s racist rant was exposed to the world, he’s been banned for life by the NBA, he could be forced to sell his team, and now a source says he has prostate cancer.
“They thought he would die two years ago,” one source told the New York Post. Unnamed “people” have been “predicting his imminent demise,” the insider said.
Sterling, 80, has reportedly been battling the disease for a while. “I’m sure he has the best . . . drugs money can buy,” added the source. “He can do anything to keep himself alive.”
Ironically, in 2002 he refused to pay $70,000 to cover prostate cancer surgery for ex-Clippers assistant coach Kim Hughes. The players banded together and covered the fees.
Health issues aside, Sterling is still in fear of losing ownership of the team he doesn’t want to sell. On Thursday (May 1) a 10-person committee met on the issue and “unanimously agreed” to go forward with a decision on the real-estate mogul’s fate. A second meeting will be held next week.