Donald Sterling Battling Prostate Cancer, Sources Confirm

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Expected to fight for ownership of his team in court, sources have now confirmed to The New York Post:

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is also fighting prostate cancer.

Sources tell the newspaper that doctors thought Sterling “would die two years ago” and that the best “drugs money can buy” are keeping him alive at this point.

The 80-year old, of course, was caught on tape making racist remarks to girlfriend V. Stiviano last weekend and has since been banned from the NBA for life.

Commissioner Adam Silver also expects to receive unanimous support other owners that, according to league bylaws, force Sterling to sell his franchise.

"If that is true, my thoughts and prayers are with him," star Blake Griffin said last night after being told of Sterling’s diagnosis. "Nobody deserves to go through something like that."

Chris Paul referred to the news as "truly unfortunate," while Coach Doc Rivers said he didn't know about it and that he hoped it isn't true.

The NBA hopes to settle the Sterling ownership issue within the next few weeks, but nearly everyone familiar with the owner thinks he will file whatever lawsuits are necessary in order to maintain control of the Clippers.

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