I was beyond outraged when I first heard about Donald Sterling.
His own wife, Rochelle, has condemned him as a racist. At the recent LA Clippers game, she said her husband’s comments in which he told his girlfriend V. Stiviano not to bring black people to games, were “small-minded and despicable.”
She told ESPN, “I’m not a racist. Never have been, never will be.”
The Sterlings are still currently married despite seeing other people and separating several years ago. According to reports, Rochelle has obtained divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.
The NBA is currently seeing what action to take against him after players, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James, said there wasn’t any place for him in the league.
“As a former player, I’m completely outraged,” Jordan said. There is no room in the NBA, or anywhere else, for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed. … In a league where the majority of players are African American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level.”
James has said, “There’s no room for Donald Sterling in the NBA. … It’s very disrespectful, and it’s appalling.”
Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said that he probably won’t go to another Los Angeles Clippers game as long as Donald remains the team’s owner.
In response to Donald’s comments, the Clippers let their uniforms become a show of solidarity on Sunday.
“They ran out of the tunnel for Game 4 of their first-round playoff at Golden State wearing their warmups. Then they huddled at center court and tossed their warmups to the ground, going through their pregame routine with their red Clippers shirts inside out to hide the team’s logo.”