Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Asked Prostitute for Advice on Team
Court documents reveal LA Clippers owner consulted with whore for team transactions
Sure, the Los Angeles Clippers are enjoying some success this season, but for the last three decades they've sucked. However, court documents have revealed that it may because the owner was getting advice from someone who sucked for living as well.
During a 2003 discrimination case against team owner and well-known racist slumlord Donald Sterling, a prostitute named Alexandra Castro was interviewed. During her interview she mentioned that Sterling would often bring her to meetings dealing with team affairs involving players contracts and coaching hires.
According to the documents, Castro says:
During our relationship, Mr. Sterling consulted me on issues he was considering almost every day including, among others, whether he should hire Alvin Gentry to coach the Los Angeles Clippers (although I had no experience in such matters), how he should respond to requests by players for the Los Angeles Clippers for increases in their compensation (Mr. Sterling and I often had dinner at the Arena Club with agents for a number of players) … “
In his deposition Sterling never really disputed the claims, in fact he didn't dispute he and Castro's relationship at all. He actually described her quite colorfully.
“[She was]a prostitute … she was a total freak and a piece of trash …," said in court. “It was purely sex for money, money for sex, sex for money, money for sex. The girl was providing sex for money. I probably didn’t tell my wife .. maybe I did something morally wrong.”
Court documents say that the relationship lasted from 1999-2003. To Castro's credit, if she did indeed assist in making team decisions, they panned out well for a while. During this time the Clippers acquired future All-Star Elton Brand and solid point guard Andre Miller. Ironically, in 2003 when the relationship ended, the Clippers lost many of their best players including Miller and Lamar Odom to free agency.
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