The Sterling Affairs

The Sterling Affairs

A five-part story about basketball in Los Angeles, a ruthless real estate empire, the worst owner in sports, and the scandal that rocked the NBA. Reported and hosted by Ramona Shelburne.

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Part 1 That Tape

A domestic battle boils over and sends the NBA into crisis when secretly recorded tapes of Donald Sterling and his mistress V. Stiviano leak on TMZ.

35 mins

Part 2 Showtime

Throughout the 80s and 90s, the Clippers were horrible and Donald Sterling was known as the worst owner in sports. But Donald Sterling wasn’t the joke we all thought he was.

49 mins

Part 3 Property

Donald and Shelly Sterling escaped poverty, reinvented themselves, and became the biggest residential landlords in LA. But in housing and basketball, they never had to face the consequences of their actions.

51 mins

Part 4 Fallout

When the explosive tape of Donald Sterling broke, it came at a moment when power in the NBA was changing. Players, owners, and a new commissioner were faced with a major test that would re-shape the league.

43 mins

Part 5 Not Fit

The Donald Sterling story comes to an end where it all started — with a showdown in court. This time, though, it was Donald vs. Shelly.

51 mins