The Locker Room > Donald Sterling Attends Service at Black Church in L.A. Donald Sterling Attends Service at Black Church in L.A. Posted on 6/2/2014 10:24:00 AM by Dave Kim Twitter Donald Sterling claims he's not a racist even after audio leaked in April proving otherwise. To provide further proof that he doesn't discriminate against anyone, Sterling attended service in a predominately black church. As Fox Sports reports, the disgraced NBA owner was invited to Praises of Zion Baptist Church in south Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday (June 1) by the church's senior pastor, Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick. The pastor met with Sterling two weeks ago and told him, “I want you to know, my friend, we pray for you'.” "Why are they all here?" Sterling asked as a swarm of cameras surrounded him after the service. He also told KNBC that "I'm here to support this wonderful group." An agreement was made last week between Shelly Sterling and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. The proposed sale must be approved by the NBA board of governors, which is expected to happen quickly. Donald Sterling was stripped of his power to handle his family trust and power was transferred to his wife Shelly. The real estate mogul was deemed "mentally incapacitated" following two evaluations with neurologists.