Donald Sterling Showed Up to a Black Church Service: The Awkward Photos

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The guy on the right: Not amused. Photo: ABC

Why, Donald Sterling? Just … why?

The racist L.A. Clippers owner, who refuses to just go away, made a spectacle of himself at the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, attending service with some bodyguard buffers and a news crew. Very spiritual.

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Photo: NBC

In case you couldn’t tell, the big, conspicuous white guy is a handler:

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Photo: NBC

I’m here to support this wonderful group,” the 80-year-old Sterling said, sounding dazed, before a service he called “fabulous” and “beautiful.” Here he is pretending to care and trying not to grimace:

I want you to know, my friend, we pray for you,” said the pastor who’d invited him and hopefully scored a donation for the requisite hug photo-op:

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Photo: NBC

At least one family reportedly left when Sterling walked in. “I feel sorry for him because, first of all, he’s a slum landlord,” said one honest churchgoer. “And second of all, I don’t think he really cares for people as he should.”

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The only thing left for Sterling’s expert PR team to do is start an Instagram to show off his new black friends.