Clippers’ Owner’s Son Dies Of Apparent Overdose

clippersDonald Sterling, son of Los Angeles Clippers owner and real estate mogul has lost his 32 year old son Scott on the very first day of 2013 to an apparent drug overdose, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. The body of Scott Sterling, son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was found late Tuesday at the family’s beachfront home in Malibu, the call came into police at 11:29 p.m. Tuesday.Homicide detectives arrived at the Malibu home morning after the discovery of a deceased male. The body was later identified as 32-year-old Scott Sterling. Sterling was pronounced dead at the scene.

Scott Sterling had no direct involvement with the Clippers organization and he had problems in the past with the law. In 1999, when Scott Sterling was just 19 years old, he was involved in the shooting death of his close friend Philip Scheid, 19. Donald Sterling was well known for his stature and connections as a friend of law enforcement. In fact, six weeks after the shooting, the elder Sterling was honored as Jack Webb humanitarian of the year by the LAPD Historical Society in “recognition of his support for law enforcement.”

The shooting took place at the Sterling home. The fight started and then escalated over a girl, Lindsey McKeon, then 17, of Studio City, an actress on the TV sitcoms “Opposite Sex” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class.” At the time of his death, Scott Sterling had no criminal record.

When Sterling’s body was discovered he was alone and family and friends claim to not have seen him for a couple days prior. An autopsy will be conducted before an official cause of death is determined. The autopsy probably will not be conducted until Thursday or Friday, coroner’s officials said

Donald Sterling, who acquired the Clippers in 1981, is among the longest-tenured NBA owners. The team was located in San Diego at the time, and Sterling relocated the franchise to Los Angeles in 1984. Article Link…

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