Donald Sterling Cancer Revelation Treated Bluntly by 'New York Post'

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Donald Sterling Cancer Revelation Treated Bluntly by 'New York Post'
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling prostate cancer, as confirmed by ESPN.com, while the storm around his ownership of the team continues—but the New York Post's coverage of it has already caused controversy of its own.

The piece begins:

This could wind up being a pretty short ban.

Disgraced racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling cancer — surprising those around him by beating the final buzzer for as long as he has, sources told The Post on Thursday.

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The reaction to their story has been one of shock, judging by Twitter:

Clippers forward Blake Griffin, quoted by ESPN.com, struck a more measured tone when he said, "If that is true, my thoughts and prayers are with him. Nobody deserves to go through something like that."

[New York Post]

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