11:26 AM EDT, April 30, 2014
So where was billionaire Donald Sterling's ex-mistress while he was getting banned for life from basketball?
V. Stiviano broke her silence, still wearing that sun visor, as she went roller skating in short shorts in the driveway outside her home with a burly bodyguard looming close by. She even asked paparazzi if they wanted anything to drink!
"Do you guys want some water? I have coconut water, aloe vera water, regular water, sparkling water, oranges, tangerines."
Then, Stiviano went to dinner at a trendy Los Angeles restaurant and made a declaration that can only be described as bizarre.
Stiviano told reporters, "One day, I want to become the President of the United States of America and I would change the legislation and laws."
Her attorney released a statement that's surprising a lot of people, saying she was "very saddened" by the NBA's decision to ban Sterling for life, and she "never wanted any harm to Donald." She also insists she never had a sexual relationship with the 80-year-old billionaire.
Sterling was banned from last night's dramatic playoff game in Los Angeles, but his wife was not. INSIDE EDITION spotted Rochelle Sterling surrounded by bodyguards in the tunnel of the Staples Center.
INSIDE EDITION asked, "Shelly, how are you holding up?"
"Fine," replied Rochelle.
She didn't take her usual high-profile seat courtside. Instead, she watched the game from a skybox high above the court.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers told INSIDE EDITION Rochelle called him right before the game.
Rivers said, "She asked if she could come, which I thought was a very nice gesture and she just wanted the players to know that, she told me to tell them that she loved them."
Watch More of Rivers Comments, As Well As Clippers Star Chris Paul
What had the potential of becoming a night of protest instead became a night of healing between the players and the fans. Clippers fans chanted "we are one" in an emotional scene at the packed arena cheering NBA commissioner Adam Silver's decision to impose the lifetime ban.
Watch Clippers Fans React To NBA's Decision
Actress Holly Robinson Peete is a season ticket holder. She told INSIDE EDITION, "The commissioner did the right thing and we can go ahead and focus on the game again."
Sterling was quoted as telling a Fox News reporter that the team is not for sale, but the other NBA owners are expected to force him out. The owner of the Sacramento Kings had this to say on Good Morning America: "I would be surprised if it isn't a unanimous vote."
Speculation about who will make an offer to buy the team includes Oprah Winfrey, film mogul David Geffen and tech tycoon Larry Ellison. NBA legend Magic Johnson has been mentioned too, but now seems to be backing off.
Meanwhile, the late night comics are having a field day with Donald Sterling's lifetime ban. Jimmy Fallon joked, "Just where Sterling wanted to end up—the black list."
David Letterman joked, "Interesting what we know about the guy. He himself is, I believe, mixed heritage. That's right, half jack, half ass."