In a bombshell of a story, with quite possibly the greatest lede in journalism history, the NY Post is reporting that Clippers owner Donald Sterling is in a battle with cancer, specifically prostate cancer.
This could wind up being a pretty short ban.
Disgraced racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling cancer — surprising those around him by beating the final buzzer for as long as he has, sources told The Post on Thursday.
“They thought he would die two years ago,” one source said of Sterling, who on Tuesday was banned for life from the NBA for his now-infamous recorded racist rant.
“People have been predicting his imminent demise. I’m sure he has the best . . . drugs money can buy,” said the source, who works closely with pro sports teams. “He can do anything to keep himself alive.”
If the report is true I doubt very much it will garner Sterling much sympathy from the public, as most people will assume it’s just the universe doling out a heaping scoop of sweet karma.
*Update* Now ESPN is reporting their sources have confirmed the story.