Donald Sterling was apparently moved by the spirit (or most likely attempting to get cool points) when he decided to attend a black church on the southside of LA.
The owner of the LA Clippers worshipped with members of the Praises of Zion Baptist Church on San Pedro Street in South Los Angeles on Sunday. He was invited by senior pastor, Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, whom he met two weeks prior.
Obviously vying for support from the black community, Sterling told NBC4, "I’m here to support this wonderful group."
Although Sterling was rushed for photographs and welcomed by a gospel choir, some members of the congregation were not too welcoming. One member said, "I feel sorry for him because, first of all, he’s a slum landlord. And second of all, I don’t think he really cares for people as he should."
Sterling summed the service up with one word… "Fabulous."
In other Sterling saga news…
Sterling’s ex-girlfriend, model, V. Stiviano was allegedly attacked by two men in New York City last night outside of the Gansevoort Hotel. The story is that two men "punched her on the right side of her face several times" after an argument ensued between Stiviano’s group of friends and the other group.
Nicholas Pietro, manager of the Chester restaurant in the Gansevoort, recalls: "One of the patrons who saw the whole thing said they saw one guy punch her in the face out of nowhere. So they got into a tussle and she tried to get away. Some people tried to break up the fight. One of the guys who was trying to beat her up ended up really bloody."
NYPD officials report that no charges have been filed. I’m sure this has something to do with some recently leaked footage where Stiviano is heard making racist remarks of her own. Well played for Sterling’s defense team…
I’m sure Stiviano will shed some light on details of this attack or an answer as to if it actually happened when she appears on Anderson Cooper’s CNN show.