Last week the Neanderthal known as Donald Sterling, born as Donald Tokowitz, decided to take on Magic Johnson in an ill advised game of 1:1.
Tokowitz, who under his current name owns the Los Angeles Clippers, has decided that his current alleged mistress should not be hanging out with Magic Johnson.
Johnson, also known as Earvin, is a humanitarian, NCAA Champion, HIV survivor, NBA Champion, entrepreneur, Olympic Champion, philanthropist, and African-American.
Sterling is an alleged racist, alleged adulterer, alleged bigot, alleged feudal landlord, alleged NBA role model, and according to him, a Superior-American.
Sterling has been fined for evicting tenants from his apartment buildings based on race.
Sterling has been accused of refusing medical coverage to a key employee with cancer.
Sterling has been accused of calling his players “poor black boys from the South.”
With a resume like this, you can see why he is so confident of taking on a slouch like Magic – the same Magic who actually thought he was a friend of Sterling’s!
This morning I heard on the radio that the NBA is considering an “indefinite” suspension for Sterling. That doesn’t sit well with me at all. I think the only course of action is for the NBA to DEFINITELY and DEFIANTLY suspend Sterling.
His type of racism isn’t acceptable at a pickup game, let alone an NBA game, let alone by an NBA owner! I wonder how he would feel if Magic told people to not hang around Sterling because he is Jewish?
Actually, that’s a question I don’t need to ponder.
Update: NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced on Tuesday, April 29 that Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA and has been fined $2.5 million. The fine will be donated to organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts. Click here for more information.