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Banned Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Has Prostate Cancer

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Sterling Scandal

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner who was banned from the NBA for making racist remarks, has prostate cancer, CBS News has learned Thursday.

The 80-year-old has reportedly been battling the disease for several years.

“That’s the first I’ve ever heard of that,” Clippers point guard Chris Paul said. “That’s truly unfortunate.”

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers and the league and fined him $2.5 million earlier this week after an audio clip of him stating racist comments was made public last weekend.

The NBA owners’ advisory/finance committee held their first meeting Thursday to discuss the next steps in removing Sterling as the Clippers’ owner. The 10-member committee is expected to meet again next week.

The Clippers will play Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors in Los Angeles Saturday.

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