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Report: Donald Sterling is battling cancer

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As the Clippers took the floor on Thursday night to try and close out their series against the Golden State Warriors, the New York Post is reporting something very serious about owner Donald Sterling. Sterling, who was banned for life by NBA commissioner Adam Silver for his racist comments that were caught on tape and released by TMZ, is reportedly battling cancer according to the Post.

Citing sources, the NY Post says that Sterling’s time may not be lived much longer.

“They thought he would die two years ago, 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.”

The NY Post is also reporting that according to a source, Sterling is particularly battling prostate cancer. Back in 2011 Sterling refused to pay for assistant coach Kim Hughes’ treatment of prostate cancer, which players ended up paying $70,000 to help Hughes.

The Post is also reporting that there have been talks that Sterling would do a “20/20” interview with Barbara Walters, although an ABC spokesman declined to comment on the report.

If in fact this is true, Sterling’s battle with life is seemingly more important than his battle with the NBA in his fight to keep the Los Angeles Clippers under his ownership. The Post says it may be a short ban referring to the fact that Sterling doesn’t have much time left to live. This scandal may get the worst of Sterling’s character and physical well-being.

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