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Donald T. Sterling, Stop the Ugly Ads

December 23rd, 2006

Join us to call on the Donald T. Sterling Corporation to Stop the Ugly Ads! To learn more about the atrocity, read on here where we’ve established the Donald T. Sterling Graphic Design Foundation. You can also sign our petition. Or get a banner for your site.

Stop the Ugly Ads! Donald T. Sterling Ad Foundation

And tell us what you think here….

Entry Filed under: Design, Issues, Los Angeles

93 Comments

  • 1. Wasp69  |  December 30th, 2006 at 4:17 am

    Couldn’t agree more! Thank you for the foundation. Those ads are a blight on the city of L.A. as well as the L.A. Times.

    Misleading too. Donald T. Sterling never ‘developed’ any real estate in his life (meaning new construction). He just buys existing.

    And if you’re familar with any of the buildings pictured you’ll know that the pics are a bad cut and paste job to add floors and make them look larger. Given his tightwad ways however, I’m sure his low-paid staff is doing the best job they can with the Commadore 64s that he’s to cheap to replace.

    LOL.

  • 2. MSGQuixo  |  December 31st, 2006 at 11:27 am

    Bad cut and paste jobs?!? This deserves further investigation. I spotted that exaggerated camera angel that make the buildings look like ships or something… and the missing smog. But I’m really surprised floors would be added. Kinda misleading. Any substantiating info is welcome!

    Also, does anyone know if their brochures, letterhead and other materials are as poorly designed?

  • 3. peggy sue slovinsky  |  January 1st, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    what is the big deal, don’t you have anythimg else to do. reserve some of that constructive critiism for some real life threatening crap

  • 4. MSGQuixo  |  January 3rd, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    What’s the big deal? Wouldn’t you protest if someone erected a giant piece of ugly artwork that you had to look at every day? People often complain and critique bad TV and movies. These ads are really ugly! And they are HUGE. And all over the darned newspaper – a newspaper that used to have quality guidelines. I’m just amazed that nobody has complained sooner. It is time to take a stand!

  • 5. Matthew  |  January 7th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    honestly, i dont see the big deal either. i see design 100 times worse on a daily basis.

    can this design be improved? of course, but im not sure why you are focusing your attention and time on these particular ad campaigns; there are countless other candidates more worthy of our belittlement.

    then again, perhaps this is as bad as design gets in your part of the country. if so, you should be thankful…it gets much much worse.

  • 6. MSGQuixo  |  January 7th, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    Matthew, thanks for the note. Yes it could be worse. These ads are just particularly annoying. I see bad ads for local appliance and furniture stores. Especially in the local free weekly papers. But this is the Los Angeles Times, a major national newspaper. These ads cost at least $100,000 to run. They are advertising luxury properties. Local real estate agents put out nicer looking ads.

    I’m going to post a couple of new ads this week. They are horrible and getting worse…

  • 7. wasp69  |  January 9th, 2007 at 6:50 am

    ****Bad cut and paste jobs?!? This deserves further investigation. I spotted that exaggerated camera angel that make the buildings look like ships or something… and the missing smog. But I’m really surprised floors would be added. Kinda misleading. Any substantiating info is welcome! ****

    Best thing to do is take a copy of the ads, drive past the buildings pictured and compare them to the actual property. You’ll see what I mean.

    And to whoever asked about their office stationary, it’s actually very professional (Suprisingly). The Clippers letterheads and business cards are all standard NBA logos, etc. and the ‘Donald T. Sterling Corporation’ print work looks like a conservative law firm style.

    In fairness to the guy, *most* of what he does is actually top-notch. Where the ugly ads come from I haven’t a clue. I think they’re an ego trip with him, like ‘look what I own and you don’t’ type of thing.

    Like they say, ‘You can take the boy out of Boyle Heights but you can’t take Boyle Heights out of the boy.’ LOL.

  • 8. MSGQuixo  |  January 24th, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Some new ads have been added to the Design Foundation Page http://www.quixo.com/donald_t_sterling_graphic_design_foundation.html The ads are getting worse every week!

  • 9. clipper fan  |  January 25th, 2007 at 7:34 am

    whaterver you do, don’t boycott the clippers! they’re about to go on a huge run and get back in the playoff chase — and above .500.

    clipshow all day baby.

  • 10. Allan Katz  |  January 29th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Well, you guys really made me laugh. This last Sunday I stumbled across a full page ad promoting Donald T. Sterling by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation and the ad was so ugly, I actually had both an asthma and allergy attack. And normally, I’m pretty healthy. I waited a day and tried looking at it again, and I relapsed. So, I hit my computer with the intention of alerting Mr. Sterling that the convict Ronald Chambers on page 17 had a mug shot better than the blurred cutout of him. Although, the photo of Art Linkletter was so pixilated that my retina gave me the finger. The entire ad looks like a page from a prison yearbook. And Mr. Sterling in addition to having a black line outlining his head as if he were Walt Disney’s offspring, his jacket is splayed out so wide he looks like he ate his wallet.

    But I’m not telling you anything that you don’t know. But I wanted to know that I share your visual outrage. If Mies van de Rohe were alive today and he saw these ads, he’d kill himself. Actually, the shock would kill him first.

    Compared to Sterling’s print ads, the radio spots for Sit and Sleep are near genius.

    p.s. In the ad, the late Ella Fitzgerald looks better than Donald.

  • 11. MSGQuixo  |  February 2nd, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Wow, finally someone who is more worked up about this than I am! I’m troubled that there are more ads in other publications but I had suspected that. Does anyone know if they run in the Daily News too?

  • 12. Michael McKown  |  February 7th, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    After one particular recent onslaught of DTS ads, I emailed the Letters section of the L.A. Times. I said I have found a way to solve the newspaper’s financial difficulty, and that is to charge Sterling more for advertising. Not surprisingly, they did not print the letter. Bummer. I am seriously tired of looking at his smiling countenance and the self promotion which seems to say: I Am The Greatest Guy In The World. Oh yuck.

  • 13. juan  |  February 20th, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Our Donald does not pay for these ads. It is a barter deal with the latimes. Rather, he is trading space: newspaper space in the latimes for billboards and promotions at the clippers games.

  • 14. Mark  |  February 20th, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    I thought I was the only one who became queasy every time I saw those ads.

    My hit parade (some already discussed)–
    1. He didn’t develop his buildings.
    2. According to his ads, DTS not only develops buildings but entire cities (eg, “Santa Monica, developed by the DTS Corporation”).
    3. Names on buildings (eg, “Sterling Ocean Tower”) are a Photoshop creation.
    4. Walk down Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach and you’ll agree his building is the runt of the litter. According to his ad it’s the “crown jewel” of LGB.
    5. Fish-eye lens work makes every building look massive.
    6. Why is everything “Donald ‘T’ Sterling”? Is there another Donald Sterling with whom he would be confused?
    7. His celebrity lists can be bizarre. I think it’s Elgin Baylor whose title is Martin Luther King. Huh?
    8. How many “humanitarian of the year” awards has he won and trumpeted? I’ve lost count at this point.
    9. Why is his portrait a good 15 years out of date?
    10. Eli Broad is locally famous for his civic works. DTS is locally famous for his shameless self-promotion.
    11. He ran want ads (for secretarial work) that required an applicant to submit a recent photo. Sounds like what airlines are no longer allowed to do.
    12. There is no 12. 11 is plenty.

  • 15. MSGQuixo  |  February 20th, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Hey thanks for the comments! It is funny that this has struck a chord with many others who have also been noticing these ads for years.

    It is interesting to learn that DTS Corp gets the ads for free — that explains a lot! They really look like he asked someone on his staff to whip them up just to fill space. Anyone paying for them would certainly spend a little money on the ads themselves! I’ll correct any inaccuracies in the article as soon as I can.

  • 16. Rock  |  February 20th, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    I used to live in a building in Santa Monica that Donald Sterling purchased. Before he bought the building, however, he had his hatchet crew come in and spread rumors among the tenants that we were going to have to move out because the building would be turned into condos.

    Other tenants were promised money if they’d move out, a divide-and-conquer strategy that I must admit worked quite well. He frightened many of the tenants in this rent-controlled building, and once the building was purchased, there was endless loud construction work, and a constant stream of people coming in to look at our apartments for this and that (with the requisite 24-hour notice, at least).

    Oh yeah, and his son shot his best friend in the back with a shotgun and got away with it – you could Google it. That same son was installed as “manager” of our building… before he was eventually taken away by the police in handcuffs for some other sort of offense. Great family….

    I love it when the Clippers lose. :)

  • 17. steve  |  February 20th, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    BRAVO! I found your website through Kevin Roderick’s LA OBSERVED site … And I have been writing to THE TIMES for YEARS about these horrid ads, seemingly put together by high school design interns (ah, nah, they could do better), and of course not only the real estate ads, but these never-ending self-congratulatory “MAN OF THE YEAR” BS ads for diabetes, cancer, the Friar’s Club(why?), poor kids, poor cheerleaders with diabetes and cancer who belong to the Friar’s, these ads peopled with ‘celebrities’ no one ever heard of (who is the guy always ID’d as being, literally, “State of California”? I met this guy once at a party at the Petersen Auto Musuem and all he wanted to do was intro me to OC Sheriff Brad Gates) … and on and on!

    Let us know what else we can do to STOP DONALD STERLING’S UGLY ADS!!!! And again … BRAVO! to you!

    We saved the ‘76 Balls’ … Now we must STOP THE STERLING ADS!

  • 18. SL Mander  |  February 20th, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    Bless you guys! My bro forwarded the website, after hearing me complain all these years about the “most beautiful ads in Los Angeles!”
    Didja ever notice:
    –The recurring pic of the 80’s buxom blond stepping out of a pool in the DTS ads…her bikini is a different color each week! I have seen a yellow and a red version.
    –How some the ads now have pictures of African American and Asian families smiling…hmm..could that be because of the housing discrimination claims against the DTS companies? see the US v. Sterling case filed in Aug. 2006 for Housing discrimination and civil rights violations…

  • 19. penp  |  February 21st, 2007 at 2:06 am

    This is hilarious! I bumped into your site via its mention in L.A. Observed today. I have felt the same way about the Sterling ads for years, and to see an actual web page dedicated to the issue is beyond funny. Especially now, when a 5-year old Mac enables the average 6-year old kid to art direct on the level of a Helmut Krone, it is astonishing that these ads are so amazingly unprofessional. I love how the ads with floating heads look like the heads were cut out from a full body photo with pair of scissors (those little elementary school scissors).

    The irony of course is that, for an egomaniac, he makes himself look so bad with these ads, when the whole idea is to make himself look good! So I guess he’s a cheap egomaniac and he the only answer to the madness is that he’s more cheap than egomaniacal. Amazing.

    Too funny. Thanks for making my day.

  • 20. Sharon McN  |  February 21st, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Don’t forget about the mangled charity ads. The legions of onetime A-listers who are good enough to lend their names to Sterling’s many galas are punished for theri participation with bad reproductions of their handout glossy photos. Some are black and white, some have sepia tones, others are washed-out color. If Sterling asked me to donate my time and name to a charity, I’d have to get it in writing that my photo would not appear in his ad.

  • 21. wasp69  |  February 22nd, 2007 at 10:03 am

    ****Oh yeah, and his son shot his best friend in the back with a shotgun and got away with it – you could Google it. That same son was installed as “manager” of our building… before he was eventually taken away by the police in handcuffs for some other sort of offense. Great family….****

    He’s a Saint compared to his wife but that’s another story. Let’s just say that if I had been married to her as long as he has I’d be a whack job too, so I’ll cut him a little (JUST a little) slack.

    I know that building very well. Great location. WHY he ever fired that wonderful English couple (I’m sure you know them) to replace them with his Son who does nothing but smoke pot and surf all day I’ll never understand. I know Sterling showed up one morning early yelling at said couple that ‘THE FLOWER BLOOMS ARE HEADING THE WRONG WAY!’ (Manager suspected that he was drunk) He was wearing an Armani suit and barefoot.

    As far as the shooting, it would be funny if it wasn’t so sad (the kid lived with minor injuries)

    The shooting occured within a block of The Beverly Hills Hotel, where as it happened, then Vice-President Al Gore was staying. Secret Service, helicopters and SWAT teams were there in about litterly two minutes.

    No charges were filed, convient that Sterling was a big supporter of Gil Garcetti’s (L.A. D.A.)re-election at the time huh? DTS sent the kid off to Isreal for a year.

  • 22. al prime  |  April 1st, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    i saw a really bad ad in today’s la times biz section that looked like it was about to burst off the cheap newsprint touting his acquisition of some downtown real estate (complete with price tag = “$50,000,000″!), so i had to google this dude – which brought me here.

    why on earth the staff of the la times – anybody know who’s responsible? – would allow this optic distortion in a decent newspaper is beyond me.

    he deserves all the vilification that he receives.

  • 23. desingerLA  |  April 25th, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    donald sterling’s ads look like crap because that is what he wants them to look like. those are the specific instructions to the designers and if they try to make them look good or create classy spec ads, he makes them change it.

    the designers at the LA Times know the ads are terrible, but Sterling won’t run with them unless he does what he tells him to do and the sales reps are to blame for letting him get away with this. Sterling is a giant headache at the Times and they dread doing his ads because they are so ugly.

  • 24. MSGQuixo  |  April 25th, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Wow, thanks, sounds like an insider report. I feel for anyone who is forced to work on this.

    Yea, clearly he wants them to look like that — he could certainly do better.

    I know what it is like to have a client who makes bad choices. Even within the style and template used, it is quite clear when a professional designer implements it and keeps things balanced and properly aligned — sometimes the ads are almost tolerable. So often though, on top of that ugly style, the ads are laid out so carelessly that it makes them excruciating. Especially the charity ads. I can only imagine that some of these are done without any professional direction at all. And it sounds like the designers at the Times have given up and don’t care anyway.

    If you’re still out there, any truth to the report that Donald Sterling corp does not pay for these ads and they are part of an exchange for LA Times ads at Clippers games?

  • 25. salamander  |  May 20th, 2007 at 9:50 am

    More dirt on Donald T. Sterling on his Wikiepedia entry. At first I thought it was a promotional entry that should be flagged but as I read on it revealed a sampling of his indiscretions including paying for sexual favors and racist evictions throughout his Koreatown properties.

    Glad I found the blog those ads alone are incriminating enough. They just invite these indictments.

  • 26. Brian  |  May 20th, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    If Sterling is raking in millions why would he listen to the idiot who wasted time and money designing this site?

  • 27. MSGQuixo  |  May 20th, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    At last one of the ad designers had found this site. Sorry to offend you Brian! But it has been worth spending every last dime of my savings and every waking moment to bring this message to the world! (Why did you waste your time commenting on it?)

  • 28. steve  |  May 21st, 2007 at 9:26 pm

    Brian sounds like the MANYMANYMANY folks who call my radio shows and write my BLOG telling me how terrible they are and how they will NEVER waste their time there and can’t see why anyone else would! Then the next week they write or call with the same message again … Seriously, I am thinking of asking for ‘THAT CHECK’ which “Donald Sterling has for ME!’ which the Times’ ads are always talking about … And isn’t there an OurDonald photo taken BEFORE his Bar Mitzvah? Hey! I like that! NYC has THEIR Donald … We in LA now have OurDonald!

  • 29. Candice  |  May 29th, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    Oh dear. I’m looking at the business section in Monday’s Times and see the GAWDawful 1/4 page ad for the Sterling Westwood Towers and want to gag. And to make matters worse, there’s another real estate ad directly below it that’s everything the DTS ads can never be: good. It has beautiful custom photography, ample white space, good typography, and it takes ful advantage of being a 4c ad. It completely owns the DTS ad, if such a thing is possible. I wonder if the Times ran the two ads together in hopes that seeing such a beautiful overshadow the DTS ad would motivate them to get better ad design. We can only hope.

  • 30. MSGQuixo  |  May 29th, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks Candice! It is always great to hear from someone else who appreciates the DTSGD Foundation struggle! I was away over the weekend and was hoping maybe the Los Angeles Magazine blurb abut this campaign had impacted this weekend’s new crop of ads…. Nope…. Not yet.

  • 31. Roc  |  June 4th, 2007 at 11:12 am

    I’m not sure why I’m wasting my time here… but… If people are so concerned about his ads, then why not go to his office, talk to the man himself and sell him your skills in design like any designer looking for work would do…. hmmm… what a novel idea. Furthermore, what would stop someone from doing something that is obviously working for him/her? If you had a really horribly designed ad that was generating $$$ for you, would you want to change it and risk losing effectiveness? Besides, all designers know that clients are the bottom of the food chain when it comes to design, so why continue to complain about it? Sometimes you get that project that you feel really represents great design… but most of the time, the client’s “design by commitee” is the rule… And most design is eventually boiled down to suck anyway… be happy for the good stuff that you can actually get out there and quit whimpering over things you cannot change… it’s a waste of energy.

  • 32. MSGQuixo  |  June 4th, 2007 at 11:50 am

    Hi Roc. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Whew, sounds like maybe you are a little burnt out. I get where you are coming from, but sheesh “all boiled down to suck?” I feel bad for your “bottom of the food chain” clients. Maybe time for a little vacation.

    Yea, I know there is a lot of bad design out there and there is a lot of design that just gets by. But have you actually perused the Sunday LA Times? These ads are so ugly that they jump out at you and grab you by the throat. Tens of thousands of readers have seen them and wondered “How the heck did these ever get to print?” I doubt the ads do Mr. Sterling any good. He’s making money in spite of the ads.

    Anyway thanks for the advice. I’m gonna go celebrate some good stuff and take a short break from wimpering.

  • 33. Candice  |  July 5th, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    I’m looking at today’s (July 5) LA Times Business section, and the DTS ad almost looks good. It’s okay, still in the same basic format as previous ads, but with a nice color photo, it’s not on a white background, the ugly building image is small and in the corner and no longer dominates. There’s still no white space, and the type isn’t that attractive, but there is a noticeable improvement, so I think maybe the site is having an effect.

    Of course, it’s more than a bit ironic that the ad features a photo of a Latino family, considering that whole housing discrimination lawsuit where his company as accused of trying to drive Black and Latino tenants out of it’s properties, and now they’re so prominently featured in recent ads.

  • 34. MSGQuixo  |  July 6th, 2007 at 7:37 am

    Yea, it is amazing how a good photo can dress up an ad. I think that was just luck and not a conscious decision to improve the ads Though it does look like the designer at least selected an engaging photo and, apart from the ugly style, didn’t make any other obvious spacing or grammatical errors. Thank you designer! (you’re right, maybe we are having an impact).

  • 35. Alyssa  |  October 7th, 2007 at 11:02 am

    So it sounds like the LA Times is “designing” these ads for Sterling. And they don’t have any professional designers? Really?

    LOVE that you’re onto this, it’s been bugging me for years.

  • 36. angela  |  November 17th, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Hi, could somebody communicate with me on the whereabouts of donald sterling’s son scott after the LATEST incident??? I have major dirt but I can’t go public quite yet… please hit me back. thanks… oh, and I’ll sign your petition if you get back to me!!

    ya think israel again?

    thanks

  • 37. MSGQuixo  |  November 17th, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Angela. I don’t know anything about Scott Sterling. You might take the dirt to the gossip rags.

  • 38. M. Kory  |  December 7th, 2007 at 10:16 am

    I found this site after suffering the billionth morning poke in the eye in the paper. They are so annoying I knew I couldn’t be alone in finding these abortions offensive that I just Googled “Donald T Sterling” “Los Angeles Times” – this site is the first hit.

    Thank God I’m not alone in despising this daily assault with imagery that would be better replaced with photos of road kill. But what sticks in my craw ever more than the ugliness of the ads, is the rampant, unrelenting, disgusting SELF-PROMOTION. Even his “charity” ads have to feature large, way out-of-date photos of his own ugly mug. These ads are so much more about massaging his own 20 story “crown-jewel” ego than promoting anything else.

    And now, not content with just making sure that every Angeleno is intimately familiar with his features, he’s extending this obnoxious practice to his wife – the latest ads feature her DMV portrait proclaiming her to be a “community leader”. Yeah, and I’m Mahatma Gandhi.

  • 39. M. Kory  |  December 9th, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Oh yeah, one more thing. While we’re at it, can we PLEASE all get together to put an end to the Beverly Hills Jewelers ads, featuring that future Jenny Craig spokeswoman “Odet, V.P.”, otherwise known as (presumably) the wife of whoever owns this craptastic place (and evidently thinks she’s hot)?

    Their ads are in competition with DTS for self-aggrandizement, over-saturation, and equal opportunity employment of legally blind graphics designers.

    http://www.shoplocal.com/bap_1918_adid634564.fp

  • 40. Loris Cady  |  December 16th, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve been cringing at the Sterling ads for years. I know nothing about ad design….but that PICTURE!!!!! It is ubiquitous in all of his ads and gets uglier all the time.
    One would think that DSC could at least have a decent picture of Sterling to use in future ads.
    lvc

  • 41. Sharon  |  December 31st, 2007 at 11:26 am

    Hello from Sharon, a devoted newspaper reader. I was always intrigued by the badness of the DTS ads, especially the ones announcing charity events for which he was chairman or honoree, surrounded by bad reproductions of politicians’ and socialites’ headshots. So after reading your blog in late 2006, I resolved to collect DTS ads in 2007. I will be displaying my homage to the bad ads of DTS this evening at our New Year’s Eve party in Pasadena. It’s titled, “Where would you like to live?” and done in newsprint, decopage and acrylic paint on a sheet of plywood. E-mail me at ten30pace at aol.com for directions if you’d like to view it in person. Thanks for inspiring this artwork. Sharon

  • 42. Vilyamyi  |  January 19th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    aol greating cards

  • 43. M. Kory  |  February 7th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Today’s ad is a doozy. I do give them credit for leaving DTS’s DMV photo out of it. But the text on the bottom half advertises “The Finest Penthouse In Long Beach” and describes “Most Beautiful Views in Long Beach” & “One Million Dollar Views”.

    The hack Photoshop job on the top of the ad shows a group of skyscrapers at night behind a daytime shot of a balustrade below it. Of course the perspective of the two photos don’t match.

    The views from this property really must be incredible, as the buildings shown in the photo are clearly in downtown Los Angeles…

  • 44. wasp69  |  February 9th, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Can someone please post the recent ads? I no longer live in L.A. so I don’t get the Times and miss’em for the entertainment value. Thanks.

  • 45. Carmen  |  February 19th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Sweet Jesus, what a travesty those ads are! Someone call FEMA and declare those layouts a disaster area! It doesn’t even take any money to produce great design, much less even slightly appealing advertising. All DTS would have to do is hire an intern from Art Center College of Design. The student gets a new addition to his portfolio and DTS avoids causing blindness to all readers who cast their gaze their way.

  • 46. sean b  |  February 20th, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Very funny stuff, here is a related article that will make you laugh if you have a little LA basketball knowledge. Sean http://nickbakay.com/archives/jerry_buss_vs_donald_t_sterling

  • 47. wasp69  |  February 22nd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    That’s great, thanks! Only problem is Jerry Buss is not a Dentist, he has his Doctorate in chemistry.

  • 48. Stickinthemud  |  March 20th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    I’m so relieved to find this web site. I truly thought I was the only LA Times reader thinking, “Wow, these ads are ugly. And weird. These are ugly, weird ads.”

    There’s an LA weekly article on The Man Himself in today’s edition (March 20). It’s worth checking out.

  • 49. dannywhousedtoliveinLA  |  March 21st, 2008 at 3:36 am

    Has anyone noticed that the “rendering” of the Sterling Homeless Center was created using the image of one side of a building and then mirrored to create the other side? Then the “designer” placed a beautiful sign and portico to differentiate the two.

    When I used to hang out with a heavy metal friend, he would say that the bad album covers you would see from those bands were made by the “bass players little brother.” I wonder who’s little brother is responsible for the DTS empire artwork!?!?

  • 50. wasp69  |  March 21st, 2008 at 5:58 am

    ***I wonder whos little brother is responsible for the DTS empire artwork!?!? ***

    Let’s give him a break here. The ads are not bad considering they’re done on Commodore 64s that he’s too cheap to replace. LOL.

    Seriously, in the L.A. Weekly article it mentions a rumor that he actually does the paste up himself with sissors, glue, tape and a marker at his Louis VIIII desk. Can’t say how I know, but it’s true, trust me on this.

  • 51. Jack Kerouwack  |  March 21st, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Don’t change your ads, Donald! They’re compellingly amateurish. Volkswagen traded off the “ugly is beautiful” idea for decades.

  • 52. Jack Kerouwack  |  March 21st, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Re: the oft-seen ad showing the beautiful blonde with the fake (but impressive) boobs climbing out of the pool at a Beverly Hills property: Is that someone who actually lives there, or did Donald pick up her image from some free “clip art” site?

  • 53. Geppsycle  |  March 26th, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    Do you know if some company use the same marketing concept as Webkinz?

    I’m writing a few articles right now and want to get some info and opinions.

  • 54. Bill  |  April 7th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Love the site. As a designer who has produced many real estate ads, I have to chime in that these ads are terrible eyesores.

    PS – While we’re keeping it real, it’s spelled Angeleno.

  • 55. Edwin B  |  April 12th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    I read that Sterling makes these ads himself! It reminds me of the time he asked the head coach of the Clippers to wrap players ankles so he wouldn’t have to hire a trainer. The coach was dumbfounded, and refused.

  • 56. Jack Kerouwack  |  May 4th, 2008 at 11:38 am

    DTS seemed to be lying low after the unflattering LA Weekly piece. What a pleasant surprise to see that he had not one but two ads in Saturday’s LAT, both promoting the Holocaust Memorial service. His mug shot is prominently featured, of course.

    Saturday’s ads also corrected some of the egregious spelling errors from a couple of weeks ago.

    I can’t speak or write Hebrew, but I bet if you ran a spell-check on the Hebrew text in the ads you’d find a couple of speling misteaks!

  • 57. Jack Kerouwack  |  May 13th, 2008 at 10:39 am

    DTS had two ads running this past weekend. He advertises “ocean views” from a building at Wilshire @ Normandie. Seems unlikely unless the building is 100 storeys tall, but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Also, the return of my favorite ad: the beautiful blonde stepping out of the swimming pool at a DTS property in Beverly Hills. Someone clumsily photoshopped a red bikini on top of the previous yellow swimsuit. Why bother? Weird!

  • 58. Candice  |  July 2nd, 2008 at 10:49 am

    After not really paying attention to the DTS ads for a while, I’m looking at the business section and see the infamous blonde Jack Kerouwack has referred to. The badly photoshopped green water, the unrelenting sameness of the building. Even the photoshopped clouds are ugly. The horror! I missed laughing at all that senseless ugly.

  • 59. Jack Kerouwack  |  July 11th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    DTS is back with a vengeance with plenty of new, garish ads in the LAT. One had the gratuitous girl in the bikini standing next to a Long Beach high-rise, no sense of scale or proportion, no relevance. Another ad, for the same Long Beach property, showed the ocean waves literally lapping at the lobby. It is misleading since there is a major highway (Shoreline Drive), a couple of big parking lots, and a marina between the building and the saltwater. And besides, there are no waves in Long Beach, thanks to the breakwater.

    Now that the LAT plans to substantially reduce the number of news pages, will there still be room for Donald’s ads?

  • 60. Dan  |  July 16th, 2008 at 1:40 am

    It’s in the Fountahead era style and there is more than an coincidence there if you’ve read the book. Go to the library and look at some old ads. He’s going for that. Did it hit or miss? No press is bad press.

  • 61. MSGQuixo  |  July 16th, 2008 at 7:46 am

    Dan,

    I understand what you mean by the style. It would be a really nice bold look. But it is a definite miss. If it was executed more consistently — all of the type in the same width instead of randomly stretched. A simple bold typeface for the titles with perhaps ONE additional typeface for the copy. If the photos were of better quality and properly prepared.

    And, yes, there is such thing as bad press. And there are ads that, even if they attract attention, don’t make a good impression.

  • 62. Jane  |  August 30th, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I just found out about your site through an article in the L.A. Weekly. Wow, I can’t believe that in you (& the other commentors) I have a kindred spirit! Most of my adult life I’ve suffered in silence about the DTS’s ugly omnipresence. I even once had a friend who got a unit in 1 of his bldg’s. He was too dense for me to file the complaint: “How COULD you??? Even the font on the bldg. names is gross!!”

    As tasteful design grows exponentially, DTS remains the dinosaur that pollutes L.A. Thank you thank you thank you for being the one to call him on it!!! If there’s any justice, that you’ve uncovered his L.A. Times pro bono ad trade-off should be a huge whistle blow. May your movement be a catalyst for change. I won’t hold my breath though.

  • 63. propman  |  October 19th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    NOT ONLY HIS TENANTS BUT HIS EMPLOYEES ALSO
    DTS does not have any loyalty for his employees. I put in over 12 years with Beverly Hills Properties saving them a lot of money by managing my property efficiently. I had to leave for personal reasons and I am back in LA over one year and have been trying to reach someone in the organization in order to get a position. In the year I have called about 50 times, wrote about 20 letters and nobody has spoken or written back. SO MUCH FOR 12 YEARS OF MY SWEAT AND PUTTING THE COMPANY AND DTS FIRST.

    A very dissapointed Ex-Employee
    Propman

  • 64. Teach19r  |  October 23rd, 2008 at 9:42 am

    I am an Economics teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach.  While using the Times Business section for a class assignment, my students pointed out an ad that is very deceptive.  Donald T. Sterling has a half page ad on the back page of the Business section for his Sterling Long Beach Ocean Towers that depicts the building being on the water with yachts docked out front.  In reality, the building is located downtown on Ocean Blvd. across the street from the LB Convention Center.  We contacted the Sterling Towers and informed them of their deceptive advertisement.  The woman on the other end responded, “We know”, and that “the ad comes from our corporate headquarters.”  
    I’m sure Mr. Sterling spends a lot of money advertising in the Times, but ads such as these are an example of fraud.  My economics students learned a lesson today, even though it wasn’t the one I had intended.  The lesson being that if you spend enough money, it’s ok to defraud and decieve the public.

  • 65. John  |  October 25th, 2008 at 9:09 am

    I cannot express how happy I am to have discovered this site. I have been suffering in silence for years, thinking I was alone in my torment. It’s comforting to know this issue has not gone unnoticed by my fellow man. Hopefully, one day, eventually, this atrocity will come to a close.

  • 66. Renfrew  |  November 2nd, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Forget the *ads*, let’s talk about the guy’s *picture*! Any normal person publishing his picture every day in a major U.S. paper would spend a half-hour getting a decent picture taken. Some possible explanations:

    (1) There is no Donald T. Sterling; this photo originally came in a empty picture frame, the art department cut it out and used it once, and now they’re married to the thing.

    (2) Sterling died 25 years ago (right after he bought the Clippers) and now his heirs are desperately trying to pretend he’s still around. This is his only surviving photo.

    (3) Sterling is actually of mixed Black/Korean descent (perversely explaining his hatred of Black/Korean tenants) and uses this old photo clipped out of a 1965 issue of Life magazine as a cover.

    (4) Sterling was tragically disfigured when he collided with a hot dog vendor at a Clippers game and was scalded from head to toe with boiling water. This passport photo predated the accident.

    This mystery urgently needs to be solved!

  • 67. J. Dillon  |  November 17th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Each and every apartment complex has the look of a stack of ice cube trays. The hutzpah to call these the most beautiful in Los Angeles is laughable. They may have beautiful surroundings or furnishings, but they are totally ugly, prison/egg crates on the landscape.

  • 68. Fregoli Syndrome  |  December 10th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Tribune Company and the LA Times filed Chapter 11 this week. If I were the bankruptry trustee, my first order of business would be: No more sweetheart deals for DTS. He has to pay cash for his ads, like everyone else. Second order of business, the Times cannot accept his ads unless he uses a professional ad agency. He’s diluting the value of the paper with his childish graphic talents!

  • 69. Anon  |  January 7th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Well, it’s one month into the Tribune Company bankruptcy and I haven’t seen any DTS ads for weeks. Did the Bankruptcy Trustee decree no more freebies for Sterling and he has to pay the regular rate card like everyone else?

  • 70. nkscouting  |  March 9th, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Is this “stop the ugly ads” real? LOL.

  • 71. Geo  |  March 16th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    How about some paparazzi getting a new picture of DTS to run on the ads? I bet that the single picture that we have seen was taken years ago. What does he really look like now?

  • 72. D.L. Hirsch  |  March 20th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Mr.. Sterling can divest himself of his non-photogenic schmuck image by hiring a good portrait photographer on the order of Joseph Karsch or Ann Lebowitz . Take away that shit eating grin and de-emphasize those pig eyes and Donald T. will become a nearly credible human.

  • 73. Kevin Pike  |  April 10th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Like others, I’d like to thank you as well. These ads are truly sights for sore eyes, and the LA Times ought to be ashamed of themselves for publishing them!

    But the old adage does resonate here; there is an inverse relationship between one’s wealth and taste! Here, obviously Mr. Sterling MUST have an abundance of wealth!

  • 74. Bruce Nolte  |  May 18th, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Wow you guys are on target with one. I have wondering for a long time what is up with those amateur styled ads (a high school art student could do better) and “Humanitarian of the Year” announcements. Sterling and his wife are the lucky receivers of many awards as the LA Times shows. No big egos in the Sterling household.

  • 75. ted311  |  July 5th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    The Donalds buildings are decepetive as his ads..I live in one of his older buildings, and recently we went thru a 6 month remodel,
    which was cosmetic only, and exterior only….Shelly Sterling made this old building look new, , even with the grid she put on the old windows, Wow, what a couple of demon spahns…
    and those ads are still in the L.A. Times, no wonder the times is going down, baaad energy.

  • 76. Bob Abrahams  |  October 2nd, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    OMG, thank you!

    I thought I was the only one who thought these ads were ugly.
    Well, they do draw attention. I wonder if the ads work for them.
    (Other than getting free? ads congratulation Mr. Sterling on one award or another.)

  • 77. richard dowdy  |  November 8th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I thought I was the only soul in SoCal who is continually amazed by the self-aggrandizing, cheesy self-promotion ads that Sterling puts in the L.A. Times. Is his company the crutch holding up the paper? Half-page color ads in today’s Sunday Times (two of them) with the typical cut-and-paste photos. Names himself “Man of the Year” on the heels of last week’s article on the discrimination suit brought against him! What nerve!

    I live in Carlsbad; I grew up in Encinitas (near Del Mar). Sterling ran an ad a couple of years ago touting some apartment or condos in Encinitas–in Village Park–saying they had “ocean views.” You would have to drive nearly a mile and go over a hill to see the ocean! And the ad showed a black couple and a girl in a skimpy bathing suit as additional come-ons. In Encinitas, when I was in high school, there was one black person; Curly, who washed and waxed cars at the Standard station. Today, there aren’t too many more living there, but I suppose Donald T was just showing his all-encompassing love of “all peoples.”

    You’re doing a great job. We own Studio 2055, a graphic design/branding studio down here.

    Richard

  • 78. Scott  |  November 11th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    We are not alone! Like the others, I thought I was the only one who felt like lighting my face on fire every time I see one of these ads. Could he at least use a photo with the proper resolution? If I could ask Mr. Sterling one thing it would be, “Why?! Why do you make your ads look so crappy?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • 79. Al  |  November 15th, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Just like the victim of a rare, crippling disease, I thought I was alone in this world. Every morning I wake up early, put on a pot of coffee, open my LAT and earnestly attempt to avoid looking at DTS ads. Unfortunately, my eyes are drawn to them the same way I can’t turn away from a car accident or crooked hairpiece. I see these idiots more than I do members of my own family!

    For example, they have been relentlessly announcing The Breath of Life Ball Awards Gala for weeks now, every goddamn day, and on multiple pages. That stupid picture of Sterling has been branded into my brain and it now pops up in my mind at completely random times throughout the day. Go Awayyyy!!! The same is starting to happen with some of the regular bunch of cronies that always seen to accompany him. I swear, the next picture of Stanley Diller or Art Linkletter I see had better be on the obituaries page. I love the LAT, but these ads are seriously ruining my day.

    As for the Breath of Life Gala Awards, may a tainted batch of shellfish make its way onto the buffet table.

  • 80. John  |  December 19th, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    The many ads promoting Mr. Sterling’s charitable activities have always dismayed me–I second every other comment about ego, self-aggrandizement, etc. He seems like the business version of Kim Jong-il, and should start wearing those funny sunglasses.

    Now I kinda get the charity ads—they just say “look at what a big-hearted generous lug I am.” But what hell were those ads about Larry Flynt’s birthday party about? And why did Don feel it necessary to photoshop himself into pictures of movie stars? The man may be certifiable.

  • 81. Judith  |  January 3rd, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    So glad to happen upon this site! I was reading Sandy Banks today and she wrote: You can’t flip through our newspaper these days without spotting the giant ads Sterling buys promoting his awards and donations, his smiling face plastered among a jumble of names and cut-and-paste photos.” And I shouted in excitement “the ugly ads!” I jumped up and rustled through my newspaper recycling basket looking for one to confirm my suspicions, but alas couldn’t find any in the pile. So, eager to waste more of my Sunday, I googled his name and was soon laughing hysterically at the petition and assessment of his ads.
    The ones that have always stood out for me are the ads for some temple that always have his badly cut-out mug surrounded by other badly cut-out mugs and jewish stars, saying thank you (I guess to himself), the Clippers, etc.
    For me, a designer, it’s a real study of “does good art, taste … matter in an ad if you can get as much attention by being bad? But, I have NEVER read one of those ads enough to know what the heck they’re about because, of course, they’re too annoying to read. Being jewish, the stars always draw me in at first, but then I think “Geeze, I wouldn’t want to go to that temple. It looks like they would have the most boring services ever. They look so outdated.”
    Anyway, so glad to find kindred souls (designers all, I’m sure) that wonder in amazement at these big, expensive wastes of valuable space. I had a client like him once. But, I won’t get into THAT!

  • 82. Jim  |  May 28th, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Well, guess what…it’s not just his real estate ads, now it’s his law firm ads! In the May 27th (p. A22) and 28th(p. A20) editions of the LA Times, front section, he has ads touting his law firm. There are at least 2 grammatical/possessive errors IN EACH AD!! Oh yeah, with attention to detail like that, I sure want his law firm to represent me (like I could afford it!).

  • 83. William Friedman  |  July 25th, 2010 at 6:22 am

    This abomination has now spread to New York where DTS spends tons of money on illegible, unreadable and butt ugly ads in the New York Times. Clearly their purpose is not to rent apartments. I thought it was perhaps a misguided attempt at ‘Branding”. But after the last round-up of Russian sleeper agents it occurred to me that the ads might be a complex code for communicating secret information to space aliens.

  • 84. Heather Johnston  |  August 14th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    What a Godsend this was! By that I mean, I have been wondering about these ads for months now. I can’t remember
    the date of the first one I saw. All I remember thinking is, WOW.
    I wonder how much that cost! The second thing that crossed my mind was, with all that money at your disposal why not make
    it more, you know, classy or something. The third thought that
    went through was, Donald Trump better watch the hell out.
    I despise Donald Trump, so I was kind of hoping for a “dueling
    donald’s” Smackdown or something. I would be rooting for
    Sterling without a doubt. I , for some unknown reason, started clipping his ads from the times about 3 weeks ago. I have them in a folder. Today’s is particularly hilarious because there are
    3 siliconed breasted ladies in bikinis trying to sell a condo of his in Beverly Hills. Currently I am helping to liquidate an estate in Redondo Beach, which has an extensive collection of old magazines. Just this morning I happened on California Magazine
    1989. Donald T. Sterling is on the cover. He’s touted as the
    “Man who would be Donald Trump”. I can hardly wait to read it. Thank you for making me snark some coffee. That was great writing. An actual Foundation for better graphics. This could also just be Donald himself, having a good time. Public Relations.
    Edward Bernays would be proud.

  • 85. Floyd Bennett Field  |  October 12th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I know I am late to the party on this, but I for one look forward to these ads as they make my own designs seem less pathetic.

    I agree that he must be stopped — or someone should teach his minions to use Photoshop to learn how to cut and paste slightly more transparently.

    My favorite transgression is when he has a picture of a black person and he uses a black and white photo of them (really, look for it and you’ll see it).

  • 86. Mr. Rogers  |  October 25th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    If MR. D T S could at least help people by NOT placing self BS adds in the troubled LA Times and spend this energy for true help to the poor and needy, needless nonsense would not prevail and we all could save a bit of pulp….. jus luv mrr.

  • 87. As stupid as Shelly Sterling  |  November 4th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I can’t believe you’re spending so much effort on the poor taste of Sterling’s ads. It’s like criticizing Hitler’s footwear. His ads are the least of the atrocities his organization commits against the city of LA. His charity events are a load of BS, little to no money ever actually makes its way to any charitable organization.

    His buildings could be so much better with just a bit of effort placed into them. In our building they’re making a bunch of cosmetic changes. However, I can hear my neighbor whisper to his wife. We’ve constantly petitioned them to do something about the paper thin walls and floors between the two different levels. Our building has mold and Shelly Sterling refuses to admit it. She claims it’s not mold and that she knows more about mold than any mold inspection or removal company. She’s stupid and arrogant which is a dangerous combination. I’d like to create a TV show called “as stupid as shelly sterling”, but the problem is I’m not sure anyone is that stupid.

    @propman – why the heck would you ever want to go back to work for that dysfunctional company? They have no idea what they’re doing and DTS and stupid shelly are constantly going around yelling and screaming at their employees. Do you really miss that? To the others who complain about the ads and how you’d like to go work for them to improve their ads – no you wouldn’t. You’d hate your life and your job and curse going into work every day. It would be better to be homeless and on the street than to work for this egotist and his deranged wife.

    If you wanna know where Scott Sterling is just ask me. If he was in Israel then he’s back in town and still has his shotguns. Shelly’s trying to install him as the manager in one of their buildings. Which one? I’ll give you a hint, rhymes with Talibu Reach Pub. Do you wanna know where their home is located? Just ask, I’ll give you that as well. Another hint it’s on Malibu Road, right behind Ralphs. Want Shelly’s personal cell phone number and email address? Just ask for those as well, and I’ll email them to you. Can I just post them here or is that some sort of violation of the website policies?

    Here’s another interesting thing about the corporation. They force their property managers to sign a document stating that they only work 2 hours a day. If they feel they have to work more than 2 hours a day then they need to let their supervisor know. This is so the supervisor can show them the door and they can put another manager in place who’ll keep quiet about working more than 2 hours a day. Stupid shelly even calls property managers demanding that they work 24 hours a day and answer the phone no matter what time of day it is. She’s denied saying it, but when a tape of her uttering those words was played for her, her response was “that’s not admissible in court. Again propman, do you really want to go back and work for these parasites? They pay you free rent and $200/month to manage the building. That’s fine if all you have to do is manage the building. However, having to deal with psycho shelly makes that a bad deal.

    Someone really needs to do a complete investigation on this company and take them down. The bad taste ads are nothing compared to the cesspool which is the Sterling Corporation, and Beverly Hills Properties. Which BTW is located at 9441 Wilshire Blvd in BH.

    Oh, and why hasn’t anyone mentioned iDioTS new hairpiece? Surely you couldn’t have missed that? There’s a rat somewhere missing its nest. Well that should be enough for now.

  • 88. Joe Millionaire  |  November 12th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I have proof that Donny boy steals ads. A person that i know at a design firm in Chicago did a series of ads for the Ritz Carlton Residences that ran all of 2006. Stterling copied the ads in style and words VERBATIM. Hilarious that a person this rich literally steals ads. I cannot figure out why they wouldn’t sue.

  • 89. Joe Millionaire  |  November 12th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    I have proof that Donny boy steals ads. A person that i know at a design firm in Chicago did a series of ads for the Ritz Carlton Residences that ran all of 2006. Sterling copied the ads in style and words VERBATIM. Hilarious that a person this rich literally steals ads. I cannot figure out why they wouldn’t sue.

  • 90. Malik  |  January 7th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I’m reading all of your comments and I totally agree and feel for you guys in LA. Im in NYand I have been following the Sterlings’s cases for awhile. Its obvious why any case against them is all but swept under the rug. Donald is very well connected with the “right” people in LA. Certain individuals, because of his influence are fearful of any backlash of going against him. The case against his son Scott a few years ago for shooting his friend Phillip in the legs was one of the worst! There was so much evidence against Scott, that some form of criminal charges should have been filed. I noticed that the DA did her job by discrediting the victim and decided the case would be weak w/out credible testimony. Thats not true in this case. Donald Sterling’s influence and intimidation kept that case from being filed. If you haven’t read the LA times full article, you should. It describes the phone conversations between detectives, Shelly, Scott and Donald. ALL INCRIMINATING!! What about the 16 year old girl who they claim committed suicide about 6 years ago? She was found in her house shot in the face by a shotgun blast. Guess who she was associated with? Can you say Scott Sterling??!! Wasn’t Phillip shot with a shotgun as well? I’ve also heard that Scott has been arrested numerous times for firearms charges and never convicted. Why? Ask Donald. This is a guy who owns the LA Clippers. The same guy who has been sued or has so many lawsuits against him for discrimination! The incident that is most disturbing to me is about a girl who suffered a spinal cord injury and is now paralyzed!! Her name is Cheryl. She was taken to a party at Pablo Diammicco’s house by Scott Sterling. It was later discovered that Scott came to the party to bring drugs. Cheryl eventually went through a third stiry window, and was found to have a mixture of narcotics in her system. In the hospital, when Cheryl regained her comscience, she had no idea what had happened and does not recall taking any drugs. Isn’t it ironic that all of these incidents that happen are surrounded by Scott Sterling and he is never punished? Cheryl’s case was dismissed based on a summary of judgment, but is now in the appellate courts. Hopefully this will become a victory for the many cases that were lost. At some point more has to be done and bring public awareness to these atrocities, whether locally or nationally. I’m down for whatever it takes. Lets form a peaceful rally in LA for all of the victims at the hands of the Sterlings! keep rallying until “they” correct all that is and has been wronged, especailly when they are destroying and handicapping peoples lives. BTW, the ads are being overlooked because Donald is probably financially supporting the struggling Times. If those that ran out of Chicago were in the tribune, doesn’t the Times own them? If so I guess Donald does too!

  • 91. Barry Shapiro  |  January 20th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    For the hell of it, I Googled Donald Sterling this afternoon. I scanned some of his 1/2 page ads from the New York Sunday Times, National Edition. I was going to put something on my blog, but… why bother? You have nailed it. Evidently, it has had not a lot of impact on the philanthropist/land baron/Basketball team owner and arbiter of substandard taste. My father taught me that you can’t polish shit. There is evidently little one can do with someone who has the class of a dirty fingernail. Pygmalion is a fairy tale. I wince every time I see his ads but, there they are. The “other Donald” is no Eliza Doolittle and money doesn’t change everyone. For all I know, he likes being a visual lowlife. He does some good with his shekels– and he certainly lets everyone know, in 72 pt. Univers Condensed. When all is said and done, he is, in the immortal words of Tony Montana, a chaza– a pig that can’t fly straight.

  • 92. As stupid as Shelly Sterling  |  February 16th, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Scott Sterling’s address:

    22660 Pacific Coast Hwy #103
    Malibu, CA 90265

  • 93. David  |  March 17th, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Donald Sterling is a terrible person. After Kim Hughes was diagnosed with cancer the multimillion dollar clipper organization would not pay to have the cancer removed it took four of the NBA finest to give the money. You dont really see this much but its nice to know that there are still good people out there. Thank you to Corey Maggette, Marko Jaric, Elton Brand, and Chris Kaman.

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