With the Los Angeles Clippers making headlines recently as they try to pick up Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers, a stark contrast is created between the current Clippers willing to spend money and Donald Sterling's cheap past.
Ever since they drafted Blake Griffin, it seems that Sterling decided spending money was something that could actually help his team, so he's gone in that direction for a few years.
Of course, that only comes after nearly three decades of Sterling being as cheap as possible.
It's been said that you don't get rich by spending money, and that certainly seems to be the case as far as he is concerned.
However, you can't build a successful basketball team without spending money either.
Throughout over 30 years owning the Clippers, Sterling has been criticized time and time again for pinching pennies so tight that he's got a permanent imprint of Abraham Lincoln embedded into his palm.
It's crazy that such a lavish man, who is genuinely dedicated to his community, would cheap out on his professional basketball team for decades.
Some of the things he's done in his days as the team's owner seem surprising, but when you remind yourself that it's just Sterling being Sterling, each is a dramatic step up in cheapness from the last.