Reports emerging from The New York Post and ESPN seem to confirm that ousted Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is facing another fight in his life.
To go along with what is sure to become an exhausting legal battle with the NBA, Sterling is also suffering from prostate cancer, so say ESPN sources.
The Post, citing differing sources, reported that the 80-year-old Sterling has been battling prostate cancer for an extended period of time, and that his lifetime ban may not be lasting too long.
Sterling was caught last week making bigoted and racist comments in a recorded conversation with his girlfriend V. Stiviano. Sterling didn't like his lady posting pictures on Instagram with black guys and banned the 31-year old from bringing any black guys to Clippers games.
In his first major act as NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver threw the hammer down on Sterling, giving him a life ban from all NBA related activities, fining him the maximum $2.5 million dollars and is also set to call a meeting of the owners and implore them to vote Sterling out, thus giving up his ownership of the Clippers.
Speaking after the Clippers' 100-99 Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors last night, Blake Griffin offered his sympathies to his former boss despite the racism scandal.
"If that is true, my thoughts and prayers are with him," Griffin said. "Nobody deserves to go through something like that."