Los Angeles Clippers' team owner Donald Sterling has long history of trouble

Slammed for allegedly making shocking racist remarks, those who have followed him closely reveal that Donald Sterling has a reputation of being in the news for the wrong reasons.

updated: April 29, 2014 12:24 IST
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Los Angeles: Donald Sterling has been known to heckle his own team from the center-court seat where he has sat for decades, whether with his now-estranged wife or women young enough to be his granddaughters.

Former Los Angeles Clippers say the owner would barge into the locker room to berate players, offer awkward praise or — according to testimony in a lawsuit filed by his fired general manager — tell guests to check out his players' "beautiful black bodies."

The NBA's longest-tenured owner is among the least successful in basketball history. He has watched the Clippers became a profitable punch line, compiling the worst record in North American pro sports during his first quarter-century in charge.

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