Donald Sterling Attends Black Church Service In L.A.

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Following the backlash for making racist remarks, Donald Sterling made a very unexpected appearance at a predominately black church service Sunday at the request of the pastor.

Sterling was greeted by the gospel choir  as he entered the doors of Praises of Zion Baptist Church on San Pedro Street in South Los Angeles.

“I’m here to support this wonderful group,” Sterling told NBC4.

Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, the senior pastor at the church, met Sterling through a mutual friend two weeks ago and invited him to attend the worship service.

“I want you to know, my friend, we pray for you,” Hardwick told Sterling.

The sermon was about courage to face tomorrow and forgiveness. The former Clippers owner called the service “fabulous.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver fined Sterling $2.5 million and sought to ban him for life from the league after Sterling made racist remarks about former NBA star Magic Johnson and urged his alleged ex-girlfriend not to bring black people to Clippers games.

Watch the news clip below.

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