Donald Sterling may be on the verge of losing the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but that doesn’t mean the 80-year-old is giving up on trying to repair his image. His methods, however, have left many laughing.
On Sunday, Sterling attended a two-hour service at a predominantly African-American church in South Los Angeles. TMZ caught Sterling as he was leaving Praises of Zion Baptist Church and reported that he sat through an entire service. He had apparently planned the visit before an agreement was reached to sell the Clippers.
Sources told TMZ that roughly 30 people were in attendance at the service, and at least one man left with his children as soon as Sterling and his security staff entered. Another church member handed Sterling something as he was leaving and reached through his window to offer a sign of affection.
While it has been reported that the Sterling Trust (aka Shelly Sterling) has signed off on the sale of the Clippers and Donald’s signature is not needed, we expect him to explore all legal avenues and make the transaction difficult.