A supporter holds a photo cutout of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling while standing in line for the NBA playoff game between Golden State Warriors and L.A. Clippers in Los Angeles on April 29, 2014
Mario Anzuoni—Reuters
By TIME Staff
June 2, 2014

Two days after filing a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attended a service in a predominantly black church in south Los Angeles.

Sterling, accompanied by his staff, attended the Sunday worship that emphasized forgiveness and said it was “fabulous.”

“I’m here to support this wonderful group,” Sterling said of Praises of Zion Baptist Church, NBC4 reports. The owner, whose team the NBA is trying to force him to sell, has been under fire ever since a recording emerged of him making racist comments about African-Americans.

Senior pastor J. Benjamin Hardwick told Sterling during the service, “I want my friend to know, we’re praying for you.”

Hardwick added that he did not believe Sterling was a racist.

[NBC4]

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