Real estate developer and attorney Donald Sterling today committed to purchase the San Diego Clippers for nearly $13 million, an astronomical amount of money for a ball club with a dwindling fan base and only three winning seasons since its 1970 inception. While Clippers’ faithful might be encouraged by the prospects of a new owner, those who know Sterling voiced concerns.

“He’s a total scumbag,” said one former friend. “Racist as the day is long. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, Clippers fans.”

Business associates also spoke to Sterling’s lack of integrity.

“Donald Sterling? That S.O.B. is the worst,” said a former law partner. “He uses completely shady business practices to get his way and will try to have sex with every woman he comes into contact with. Plus he’s a total racist.”

“Mark my words: This isn’t going to end well.”