LA Clippers Donald Sterling has been banned for life from the NBA after racist comments he made in a conversation with his girlfriend, and it turns out that very lady went to the same high school as Sterling and estranged wife Rochelle.
There was a slight gap between the two attending the school in East Los Angeles' Boyle Heights, only a mere 48 years.
Sterling, 80, is the disgraced owner who was banned for life and fined $2.5 million Wednesday as the NBA commissioner Adam Silver brought the hammer down after TMZ Sports published his racist comments.
Those comments were made in private originally in a conversation with a woman known as V.Stiviano, and originally known as Vanessa Perez as the picture above shows.
Sterling himself was known as Don Tokowitz back in 1952, when he graduated from the school called Roosevelt High School as class president.
Rochelle Stein graduated in 1952 also, and now she is known as the estranged wife of the Clippers owner.
Even though Sterling saga was originally about a sports owner done bad, it's a story that's ongoing and brings racism back into the limelight.
Roosevelt principal Bruce Bivins told USA Today Sports of his thoughts on the matter, and you can understand that the school won't be too pleased to be in the headlines for bad reasons.
“We’re a little shocked and saddened by his comments,” said Bivins, who is in his first year at the school.
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