Embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling broke his silence Friday about the scandal that may cost him his team.

He told DuJour magazine, "I wish I had just paid her off."

The comment was apparently a reference to his ex-girlfriend V. Stiviano, who reportedly leaked a tape of his racist remarks. In response to the remarks, the NBA has announced a fine of $2.5 million and a lifetime ban. Sterling has not made clear whether he will fight to keep control of the team. Sterling also told Du Jour that he would only take part in interviews with Barbara Walters.

The news also broke today that Sterling is fighting prostate cancer.

Sources quoted by the New York Post say that some close to Sterling are surprised that he is still alive. “They thought he would die two years ago,” one source, according to the Post.