Donald Sterling Fined Millions, Banned From All Things NBA for Life Over Racist Remarks

Donald Sterling fatI’m sure Donald Sterling regrets not sitting up in his executive suite waving his liver-spotted fingers and wishing whips were allowed through security at Staples Center every time a Clipper player missed a free throw.

After all, no one’s ever gotten a $2.5 million dollar fine or lifetime ban from the NBA for racist thoughts, but that is the exact punishment doled out to him by Commissioner Adam Silver for voicing his backwards opinions on minorities.

I’m not exactly defending the old fart, because someone like him really should not have any say in what goes on with a group of African-American men, but his thoughts aren’t even remotely unusual for a white man born in 1933. Black men being able to vote, let alone date white women without getting flogged and thrown in a tree, is a revelation to him.

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Clippers Owner is in a Mess of Trouble After Making Racist Comments to Black Mistress

Donald Sterling mistressMarried rich geezer Donald Sterling is having quite the identity crisis this week. Sterling is under investigation by the NBA after being caught on tape telling his girlfriend that he’s tired of her promoting her friendships with black people.

It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people,” he says on the recording. “Do you have to?” 

Not only are 12 of Sterling’s 14 L.A. Clippers African-American (and the coach), but his mistress, 38-year-old Maria Vanessa Perez, known to the press simply as V. Stiviano, is half Latina and half black.

The entire league, both active and retired are urging folks to boycott the team, and the Clippers players themselves protested by wearing their warm-up uniforms inside out so the logo wasn’t visible.

Sterling’s biggest mistake was perhaps including beloved icon Magic Johnson in his rant, expressing concern over Stiviano bringing him to Staples Center.  Continue reading “Clippers Owner is in a Mess of Trouble After Making Racist Comments to Black Mistress”