How did he hide his racism for so long?
If he sells I hope the Seattle group buys them.
GARY JOHNSON 2016
I disagree with the lifetime ban and forced sale of this team. I think the only time something that harsh should happen is if the owner did something outrageous such as committing a crime. A conversation said in private shouldn't be something that should warrant that. This is a very slippery slop. Also sterling hasn't really discriminated against blacks in hiring. He has a black coach. Majority of his players are black. He also had a black gm. I remember tim hardaway saying he hated gays when jason collins came out. Does he deserve a lifetime ban? That is also discrimination.
bears, bulls, white sox fan 4 life!!!
The funny thing is that everyone cares what blacks think, but you have a franchise with a blatant pejorative to Native Americans in the name and it's generally glazed over.
Apparently blacks have better PR people than Indians. Seems the Cherokee nation needs a Sharpton.
Don't anger Chief Bitches About Crap.
While Sterling is an asshole and I do think he deserved some sanction from the NBA, I think this is overdoing it. A suspension (a la Marge Schott) would have been fairer.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.