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Donald Sterling

Battling Cancer

5/2/2014 5:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Donald Sterling CancerDisgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been battling cancer for several years, TMZ has confirmed.

Sterling's cancer medication, believed to be for prostate cancer, is what has caused his face to look puffy in recent years, says the New York Post. One source told the paper, "They thought he would die two years ago."

Clippers players were unaware of Sterling's alleged condition. Blake Griffin told reporters after last night's loss to the Golden State Warriors, "If that is true, my thoughts and prayers are with him. Nobody deserves to go through something like that."

Earlier this week, Sterling was banned for life by the NBA and fined $2.5 million for his racist remarks.

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31.

char    

Here they are again villifying a white person and destroying their lives and robbing them or trying to . B

138 days ago
32.

Truth    

KARMA'S A BITCH!! #COCAINE AND #HO'S ARE STILL HELLUVA DRUG. #TRUTH!!

138 days ago
33.

Vote2012    

Sterling is a fighter, he is not going away, he will fight all of this in the courts and will get the last laugh before he checks out. The guy is a racist pig, but he is not stupid.

138 days ago
34.

char    

Spike Lee who is a racists and bigot against white people and has stated so many times sat front row seat at the news conference Silver gave. When are people going to start demanding these people also be villified for their racists comments? Instead the media ignor's or doesn't report or makes excuses for them. And Oprah and the likes embrace them. Never any consequences for hatred of whites.

138 days ago
35.

HaHaHAHA    

Wow! now this mother ****ers body is turning on him

138 days ago
36.

GothamGirl    

Char-
But they are losing Affirmative Action, state by state...
After the OJ verdict, attacks started on AA, it was called the "quiet riot".

138 days ago
37.

Santasunsetwoodica    

The coals are nice and red hot!!!!

138 days ago
38.

char    

If all of you are tired of the double standard of blacks can say whatever they want and nothing is done. Spike Lee has a NBA radio talk show. Contact nba and boycott if spike lee is allowed to continue on the show.

138 days ago
39.

kim    

At 80 - are you really battling cancer???, life is over, body is shutting down, your times up ... somethings going to get you!!

138 days ago
40.

Bossy Potato    

Oh please!! Yeah, sure you are.

138 days ago
41.

scoopie    

Did I just fall in love with Blake Griffin? Puts aside any animosity and is kind to someone that doesn't seem deserving of it.

138 days ago
42.

Kristinajp    

Wow...I have a feeling Tmz knew this the entire time but kept that part out of it. Anyone of tpu ever had cancer before? The treatments are grueling, your brain is goes into @ fog from meds. Explains a lot...why he seemed so slow with his words.

138 days ago
43.

myopinion    

Why bring this out now? I know because of the scandal he is going through...smh

138 days ago
44.

Ferndog68    

Cancer affects everyone. Has taken so many loved ones away across nations

138 days ago
45.

Caution    

The man upstairs is giving him his just deserved punishment & when he's through with him he will hand him off to the man downstairs! Godd riddance.

138 days ago
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