Donald Sterling has a pretty checkered past as far as racism is concerned. He was accused of racism by former Los Angeles Clippers GM Elgin Baylor of racism. He settled a lawsuit made by a group of property renters alleging he refused to rent to non-Koreans in LA’s Koreatown and further discriminated against black people, Hispanic people, and families with children in his rental properties. While that lawsuit was settled, it does paint a pretty poor picture of Donald Sterling, and now some comments have come to light that further emphasize that. A voice purported to be Donald Sterling was caught on tape asking his girlfriend not to bring black people to Clippers games.
The team’s best player, Chris Paul, is black. Their most popular player, Blake Griffin, is half-black and half-white. The girlfriend to whom he allegedly made the remarks, V. Stiviano, is black and Mexican. Sterling is even supposed to be honored by LA’s branch of the NAACP. I imagine that’s not the case anymore, considering his long history of racial issues. The NBA will be investigating the comments and Sterling’s role, if any, with them.
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