Uncontested: The life of Donald Sterling

The disastrous tenure of the Clippers owner runs much deeper than losses

Updated: April 28, 2014, 12:29 PM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

This story ran in the June 1, 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Donald Sterling looks good. The 76-year-old billionaire owner of the Clippers always looks good, an occasional tousle of salt-and-cinnamon hair dangling over his expressive, perpetually tanned face. Sweeping into the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles the night of May 14 wearing a black suit and white tie, he directs photo ops before commenting to his companions about a Mag reporter: "Do you know ...

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