There's plenty of stupidity to go around. The league is roughly 75% black, 17% white and the balance is a mix of other ethnicities.
Charles Barkley: ‘Jackass’ Sterling Needs to Go, ‘We Are a Black League’ | MediaiteBarkley called on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to “suspend him and fine him immediately,” and made the obvious point that you can’t have a racist owner in a sport where the overwhelming majority of players are black. He said, “We cannot have an owner discriminating against a league that––we’re a black league, Ernie. We are a black league.”
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Do we have his words recorded for sure? I forget if this is audio or tweets.
Edit: it's audio, so that doesn't work. Perhaps Maggie missed the same.