Donald Sterling Being Probed By NBA

    April 27, 2014
    Toni Matthews-El
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If TMZ’s shocking audio release is indeed of Donald Sterling making racist statements about blacks, he may be in hot water with the NBA.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced on Saturday that there would be a probe launched into a recording that allegedly features Sterling insisting that his biracial girlfriend stop using her Instagram account to draw attention to the fact that minorities have anything to do with his sports team.

“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people,” said the man thought to be Sterling.

It’s important to remember that the NBA team owner’s girlfriend V. Stiviano is herself half-black.

The fact that Sterling could make such comments about minorities and date a woman of color is quite the disconnect.

It’s possible that following this scandal, Stiviano may move on from the controversial sports figure.

In truth, accusations of racism are not new to the Los Angeles Clippers owner. Sterling has been sued multiple times for racial discrimination. In addition to reportedly making negative comments about blacks, Sterling is also said to have made negative comments about latinos and Koreans.

In the now viral audio recording, it’s thought Sterling even dissed NBA legend Magic Johnson.

What’s most unfortunate is that the Los Angeles Clippers, a team that has been laughably bad for some time, actually have had a brilliant season.

Some fear that the team that has worked so hard will be made to suffer due to the ignorance and hate of the owner.

Having an actual recording available means it’s for Sterling harder to deny the racist allegations made against him in this situation.

It also means that continuing to have a man like Sterling visibly associated with modern professional basketball could be bad for the entire sport.

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  • Mr Scruffy – USN Retired

    ** “We cannot have an NBA owner discriminating against the league,” said Charles Barkley. “We’re a black league.”” Is this “We’re a black league” not discrimination? What if someone said “We’re a white league” would the blacks accept that and not cry racism?

    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,….

    The blacks, the liberals and the LGBT think this only applies to them. All others who have different views, do not have this right.

    Note tinkerbell obama has judged Donald Sterling on an alleged comment.
    Is this tape authentic and or was it obtained legally or is it fiction?

    I believe if this stupid racist games is to be played, then ALL players must be held accountable to abide by the same rules. i.e. When the blacks use the “N” word they are to be condemned as if they were white. The blacks make up only 13.1% of the population. So to eliminate discrimination, only 13% of any basketball, football team players should be black.

    This equal rights plan only applies when it applies to EVERYBODY!