April 26, 2014
LeBron James says there's 'no room' in the NBA for Clippers owner Donald Sterling
Miami Heat superstar LeBron James said there’s “no room for Donald Sterling in our league,” and added if he played for the Los Angeles Clippers, he’d consider sitting out in protest of comments attributed to Sterling.
TMZ obtained recordings of longtime Clippers owner Sterling scolding his girlfriend for associating with African-Americans. James reacted to the Sterling controversy in media availability before Game 3 of the Heat-Charlotte Bobcats playoff series.
James said if it’s accurate that the 9 ½ minutes of statements were made by Sterling, then the NBA has to take swift and forceful actions against him.
“As the commissioner of the NBA (Adam Silver) has to make a statement. Be very aggressive with it,” James said, adding that Sterling’s words were “disrespectful and appalling.”
James said if he played for the Clippers he’d be “wavering whether or not” to sit out a game in protest of Sterling’s behavior.
Then James implored Silver to sanction Sterling immediately.
“I believe in Adam,” James said. “They have to do something very quickly.”
James is close friends with Clippers point guard Chris Paul, and said he particularly feels for Paul, trying to keep his team focused on the playoff series against the Golden State Warriors with the owner causing a major distraction.
Posted by Observer Sports on April 26, 2014 at 06:29 PM | Permalink
Sterling is a liberal democrat who voted for Obama. Typical. Go fig.
Posted by: liberals are all racists | Apr 27, 2014 6:50:35 AM
Does Obama not have more important things to do than stir the pot commenting on frivolous private pro sports that were never meant to be made public?? Is he race baiting and trying to score political points?
Media whore mentality. Stay off all the many talk shows both husband and wife. Its unprofessional and unbecoming for a sitting president.
This NBA owner should sue for blackmail and invasion of privacy. So will players pick NBA owners now? Limbaugh and Trump were denied NFL ownership. Is that not racism defined? Total insanity.
Posted by: uncharted waters | Apr 27, 2014 9:04:45 AM
dude , everybody knows barryo sat 20 yrs in anti-semite racist rev wrights trinity church and furthermore fully aware nba owner sterling is jewish.
of course he was yappin' from muslim nation malaysia on his high horse.
Posted by: j gold | Apr 27, 2014 12:24:41 PM
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