Sterling attends black church service
LOS ANGELES (CNN) – Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attended a predominately black church in los Angeles Sunday.
Sterling sat in the front row of the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
The pastor had this message for him.
“We love all of God’s children regardless of your race, creed or color. And I want my friend to know we’re praying for you.”
The LA Times reports sterling was invited to attend by the pastor.
It is not clear if sterling addressed the congregation.
Afterward, he answered questions from a local reporter.
But would not take any questions from CNN.
Reporter: “What do you think of the support that you got?’
Sterling: “I can’t hear.”
Body Guard: (in Sterling’s ear) “What do you think of the support you got here today?”
Sterling: “I think it went great. What did you think of it?”
Reporter: “People have a lot of love for you.”
Sterling: “Beautiful. I loved it.”
CNN Reporter: “Tell us why you came here.”
Sterling has been fined and banned for life from the NBA over racist remarks he made in a taped conversation.
His wife Shelly Sterling has reportedly reached a deal that would allow the team to be sold to ex-Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer.
Sterling is suing the NBA for one billion dollars for forcing him to sell.