Quick story.

Back in the mid 90s I was tending bar at a Marriott Suites in Newport Beach. The Clippers training camp was at UCI and they were all staying at the hotel. Clipper management/coaching personnel were having a party in the lobby. My manager came up and told me Mr. Sterling asked that I join their party. He asked me if I was a basketball fan . . . I told him I was a Lakers fan. A little later he introduced me to his PR Director and asked if I would date her. I hesitated, he then said How about if I get you court-side seats? I of course stated . . . To a Lakers game?