TMZ.com has released an audio recording of NBA team Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling’s conversation with his girlfriend. In this conversation, Sterling makes a lot of derogaroty and disturbing remarks about the ethnic minority. One of which is him telling his girlfriend to not “bring black people to my games”.
Understandably, NBA players including Miami Heat’s LeBron James and Indiana Pacers’ David West have stated their disgust towards the owner’s comments, while Clippers coach Doc Rivers anger is heightened even more because of the timing of this controversy and stated that his players does not need distractions such as this. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement:
This infuriates me. How can anyone at this day and age still think like the way Donald Sterling is thinking? The NBA has come a long way in promoting racial and gender equality in the USA and the whole world. Sterling should be banned in the NBA. There is no place for him there, or anywhere in this world for that matter.