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Report says Clippers owner Donald Sterling has cancer

Friday, May 02, 2014 - 01:03

May 2 - Members of the Los Angeles Clippers react to an ESPN report that owner Donald Sterling is battling prostate cancer. Gavino Garay reports.

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Newly banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling prostate cancer, according to a recent report by ESPN, citing unnamed sources. Sterling was recently banned from basketball over an audio recording in which he is believed to be heard making racist remarks. The New York Post was the first to report the news, also citing unnamed sources. Reuters could not independently verify these reports. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers and players react to the news. (SOUNDBITE) CLIPPERS COACH DOC RIVERS SAYING: "I didn't know it until just now, you know, I don't have a reaction to that, you know, I hope it's not true" (SOUNDBITE) CLIPPERS FORWARD BLAKE GRIFFIN SAYING: "My thoughts and prayers are with him, I mean, nobody deserves to go through something like that ..." Days before these reports about his apparent cancer, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver declared Sterling banned from the NBA for life over the racist comment scandal. Sterling was also fined $2.5 million by the NBA -- the league maximum.

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Report says Clippers owner Donald Sterling has cancer

Friday, May 02, 2014 - 01:03