Think whatever you want about Donald Sterling after hearing the audio tapes in which the banned Los Angeles Clippers owner revealed how he truly feels about minorities in this country. However, even a proven racist doesn’t deserve to have the evil disease known as cancer.
The 80-year-old Sterling has reportedly been fighting off prostate cancer for quite some time. In fact, the man has already been living on borrowed time, according to sources at The New York Post.
“They thought he would die two years ago,” said an anonymous source who works with professional sports teams for a living.
“People have been predicting his imminent demise. I’m sure he has the best . . . drugs money can buy,” continued the source. “He can do anything to keep himself alive.”
Sterling became public enemy No. 1 last weekend when TMZ released audio tapes of him essentially scolding his girlfriend, V.Stiviano, for associating with black people. More specifically, bringing black people to Clippers games is something that he didn’t want. The outrageous remarks landed him in hot water with almost the entire nation, which directly led to his permanent ban from the Clippers and the NBA.
There are several reports suggesting that Sterling is reaching out to friends and questioning if they think he is a racist. Apparently, he does not actually believe he is capable of such a thing. However, the 100 hours of audio reveal that he is in fact a racist. The reports point out that it does not appear any friends are willing to even talk to him because they are afraid he could be recording their conversation.
Sterling having cancer is another addition to the very sad story that has dominated headlines for about a week. Anyone who has had a family or friend pass away from cancer knows that Sterling does not deserve to go through the torture that he has endured the past couple of years. With that being said, it doesn’t change how I feel about him as a person.