If there’s a public figure who – say – happens to own an NBA team or something like that, you’d THINK that that said figure would practice discretion when the cameras are both on and off. You never know who’s listening, lurking, watching and waiting. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling fell victim to this after his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, recorded some super-racist statements that he said in a private setting. He slammed her for appearing with minorities in public and taking Instagram photos with the likes of Magic Johnson – never mind the fact that his girlfriend identifies herself as half Black. Sigh.
Needless to say, people are NOT happy with Sterling. Fans are talking about boycotting, the National Action Network is thinking about planning a protest and professional forges are breaking within the league. Even President Obama condemned Sterling, referring to his statements as “ignorance.” NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that it’s too soon to take action as the tape’s authenticity has to be verified…but Hollywood has enough proof. What say you, Candy Girls? Is Sterling innocent until proven guilty?
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Los Angeles Clippers’ Deandre Jordan
.@cjbycookie and I will never go to a Clippers game again as long as Donald Sterling is the owner.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 26, 2014
I couldn't play for him
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 26, 2014
Part of me wishes the Clippers won't suit up for the rest of the season. A fella can dream tho. #DonaldSterling
— ?NG Shamen (@questlove) April 26, 2014
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 26, 2014
Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé
— Vivek Ranadivé (@Vivek) April 27, 2014
Donald T Sterling is a flat out Racist….he will never see another dollar from me!!! This is disgusting….he … http://t.co/BGfowaRPix
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) April 26, 2014
Donald Sterling has the mentality of an antebellum slave master: he makes $ off Blacks but doesn't see them as equals deserving of respect
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) April 26, 2014
— Kenny Hamilton (@KennyHamilton) April 27, 2014
Racists have no problem hiring Black people. Slave owners had slaves. They saw them as property. #DonaldSterling is no different.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) April 26, 2014