Donald Sterling, a Racist!

"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?"

"You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games."

Don't put him [Johnson] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games."

Here Donald Sterling states how he feels when a reporter interviews blacks.

On April 24, 2014 ex-L.A. Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, was seen as the most racist man of the year. His comments towards African Americans made him the talk of the month, saying that they cannot come to his games. Everyone saw him as a different man and a lot of people were confused, because even though he doesn't like African-Americans 3 of his starters are African-American and the head coach is as well A lot of players voiced their opinions through Twitter and Instagram putting Sterling on blast for what he said/did. After this incident Clippers players didn't want to play for Sterling and were demanding that the NBA should do something about this incident. Players from all over the league had their own statements like Washington Wizards guard, John Wall, "Coach Rivers and Chris Paul and those guys made their statement in what they would do if he was back as an owner. It's very tough to play for someone like that, that came out with a statement," said Washington Wizards guard John Wall, who is trying to make the U.S. national team.  Clippers players were full of angry and even stated that they will boycott. His own players would warm up with their shirts inside-out because they didn't want to be officiated with Sterling. On May 4, 2014 the Clippers players took a stand and played against the Golden State Warriors with their jerseys inside-out. After this huge national incident Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner fined Sterling $2.5 million and banned him for life. Sterling was forced to sell his team.

Ex-L.A. Clippers owner at a L.A.Clippers game, photo by TMZ
Clippers players listen to national anthem with shirts inside-out before game against Warriors, photo by LA Times.

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