Los Angeles Clippers
The question now isn’t where LeBron James will be playing in 2014-15. It’s whether he — or anyone else — will suit up at all.
An interview that was supposed to be an attempt at rehabilitation instead had Clippers owner Donald Sterling facing fresh rebukes as he went from apologizing for recent racist remarks to slamming Magic Johnson.
The Dodgers icon isn’t holding back. But he’s focusing his ire on V. Stiviano, whose recordings of the Clippers owner making racist remarks sparked a firestorm.
I don’t believe in Deron Williams, but the Nets will still manage two wins. Heat in six. As for the rest of the matchups…
The 10-member committee will have a conference call two days after Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life from the league and fined him $2.5 million for making racist comments.
Getting banned for life and fined was always the inevitable result of Donald Sterling’s racist diatribe, but it was the way NBA Commissioner Adam Silver did it that really needs to be applauded.
Oprah is the latest to hop on board, CBS News confirms. Other household names have publicly declared interest in a stake, including rapper Dr. Dre and actor Matt Damon.
In a totally opposing and refreshing way, Silver went from wide-eyed newbie to avatar of justice. There’s a new sheriff in town, and an old, angry man on his way out.
The NBA can’t legislate thought. But it can do something about the thinkers who just don’t fit in with its goals or image. Adam Silver did that Tuesday, perfectly.
The rebuke, which came three days after the scandal broke, is the harshest penalty ever issued by the league and one of the stiffest punishments ever given to an owner in professional sports.
Count Knicks owner James Dolan as one who thinks the NBA got things right on Tuesday.
Kevin Harlan isn’t sure what we’ll see on the court from the Clippers on Tuesday night. But the TNT announcer knows what to expect elsewhere in and around Staples Center: security — and lots of it.
I’m sure Adam Silver and the NBA will do a great job and punish Sterling to the extent of their powers. But in the end they can’t give people what they want: the Clippers owner out of the league.
Before signing off for the day, Boomer and Craig welcomed the veteran broadcaster to the program to discuss his take on the Donald Sterling controversy that has everyone talking.
The Dallas Mavericks owner called Donald Sterling’s purported comments about minorities “abhorrent” while saying he didn’t think the NBA could force him out as owner of the Clippers.