Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was found dead Tuesday of what police are calling a possible drug overdose.
Sterling was found in his Malibu, Calif., home after sheriff's deputies went there for a well-being check, according to a sheriff's department spokesman. The younger Sterling reportedly had not been in communication with friends or family for at least two days, the spokesman said, prompting the well-being check.
An autopsy is slated to be performed, while toxicology test results to confirm the exact cause of death will not be available for several weeks. At this point, sheriff's deputies do not suspect foul play.
The younger Sterling was just 19 when he shot a friend during a fight in at his father's home in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 1999, but was never prosecuted for it because of conflicting statements. Donald Sterling has owned the Clippers, who his son was not affiliated with, since 1981.
NOTES: The Houston Rockets signed guard-forward James Anderson to a multiyear deal on Wednesday and released guard Daequan Cook. Anderson had been waived by San Antonio on Dec. 20. Cook, meanwhile, had been acquired by the Rockets earlier this year in a trade with Oklahoma City for James Harden. ... The Golden State Warriors on Wednesday recalled Kent Bazemore and Jeremy Tyler after a brief two-day stint with Santa Cruz (Calif.) of the NBA Development League.