TORONTO – Days after Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was handed a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine from the NBA for racist and “hateful” comments, reports have surfaced that the 80-year-old is battling cancer.
Sterling has been suffering from prostate cancer for an “extended period of time,” according to ESPN.com and first reported by the New York Post.
Clippers players Blake Griffin and Chris Paul hadn’t heard about the cancer, reports ESPN, adding coach Doc Rivers said he hoped it wasn’t true.
On Thursday, a 10-member league committee unanimously agreed to move forward as quickly as possible with the process of ending Sterling’s ownership. The committee will reconvene next week.
With a file from The Associated Press
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