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Donald Sterling attends service at black church

The NBA's Sterling Scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Donald Sterling, whose racist remarks in a recording triggered the fight over ownership of Los Angeles Clippers, attended a predominantly black church service in South Los Angeles on Sunday.

Sterling told KNBC-TV he went to Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church to support the church and said the service was "beautiful."

The station said the church's pastor met Sterling recently and invited him to worship with the congregation. Sterling received a warm welcome, and Pastor J. Benjamin Hardwick told him the congregation was praying for him.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million, banned him from the league and started the process to end his ownership of the Clippers after an audio recording of Sterling disparaging blacks became public in April.

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toddisit June 02 2014 at 12:19 PM

I don't think he is a true racist, that woman messed with him and he is showing he really is not what people think. Although words once spoken never die, we have to forgive people.

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frank1906 June 02 2014 at 11:47 AM

I think this is stupid. The PR firms are working over time. All I know this was a conversation taken in the privacy of his home. Tell me all races don't say things that they would not say in public. First the man has dementia, you can tell when he speaks.. Let this drop, and let him go to a nuring home in peace

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anvmd June 02 2014 at 11:50 AM

This man is truly a horse's ass. Does he really think he can redeem himself this way?

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Steffan June 02 2014 at 12:00 PM

Hahaha....what a jackass. Makes him look even more racist.

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Daddy O June 02 2014 at 3:32 PM

Since when does telling your girlfriend not to go be hanging on black people around me make you raciest? What exact words would have been right?

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banngbanng June 02 2014 at 12:39 PM

Wow- really?? Just be a racist like we all know you are. Stop trying to play it fair now that you got caught. How pathetic. Hypocrites

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blkhawkfans June 02 2014 at 12:47 PM

too little, too late, jacka$$

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ddiribbons blkhawkfans June 02 2014 at 3:59 PM

Only for low intelligence people who agree with you.

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kitcumbie ddiribbons June 02 2014 at 4:13 PM

Honey I have dog crap in my yard that is smarter than you.

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sswhit68 blkhawkfans June 03 2014 at 4:15 AM

Are you black?

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Robert June 02 2014 at 12:24 PM

........this reminds me of those people who say, "I don't have a racist bone in my body". You really have to watch out for those guys, they'll tell you about al lthe 'black' friends they have...always wondered if those people give you the breakdown when they tell you about their friends-------------"I got 5 black friends, 6 Mexicans, 8 jews, and 20 white friends ----SOLD AMERICAN!!

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guinnessfan June 02 2014 at 2:44 PM

Open dialogue, particularly with close friends and family, is how thoughts are reinforced. But it is also how we grow - learn which thoughts are not socially acceptable and which ones are. If a person can't have any confidence that private conversations will remain private, then little private conversation takes place and opinions are not developed, but are merely given by whoever controls the mass media. This is why the liberal media, and liberals in general, are perfectly fine with this man's private, bonehead comments being used for public castigation. It's all fun and games as long as the one swinging the big club is your friend. Just make sure you stay on his good side. When you give people the power to crush your enemies, you give them the power to crush you as well.

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stormint June 02 2014 at 12:46 PM

awww. Makes ya feel warm and fuzzy, don't it? NOT! What a goofey frickin idea!

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Alf stormint June 02 2014 at 7:38 PM

Hey............it worked for Billy Boy Clinton after the ML BJ.

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