Skip to comments.LeBron James: Entire Sterling family should be prohibited from owning Clippers
Posted on 05/11/2014 11:24:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
LeBron James said Sunday that no one in the entire Sterling family should be allowed to own the Clippers, according to Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press, who spoke to James during the teams shootaround in Brooklyn before the team readies for Game 4 vs. the Nets on Monday.
James said its the right thing to do, from the players perspective, to disallow any kind of transfer of ownership within the Sterling family:
As players, we want whats right and we dont feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team.
The comments come less than a month after billionaire Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from attending games, and also fined $2.5 million, for racist comments he made to a friend during a taped private phone conversation this year. His wife, Shelly, said she has every intention of retaining majority ownership of the team, but Commissioner Adam Silver said he expects full support from the 29 other NBA owners who can force Sterling to sell the team he purchased for $12.5 million in 1981. Silver needs a three-fourths vote from the other owners to force the sale of the team.
James went on to say that he understands the sale is not going to happen overnight but just wants the league, and the Sterling family, to do the right thing:
At the end of the day, this is going to be a long litigation when it comes to that. This guy whos owned the team since the 80s is not going to just give the team up in a day. So we understand its going to be long, but we want whats right.(continued)
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Apparently, blood guilt is considered acceptable ‘justice’ among certain communities in this country. And we’ll know it for sure if there is no outcry against James’ remarks.
Well, sense of entitlement is taking a giant leap here-—along with the sense that “some folks” get to decide what “other folks” are entitled to own.
You can’t make this stuff up.
If LeBron James wants to criticize Sterling for lacking class, it would only be proper to criticize his own when he decided to pull a Modell on Cleveland.
Any secret recordings of dear LeBron that would deem him unfit for the NBA?
And may it happen slowly, so as to preserve the entertainment value of watching the process. The popcorn industry needs a stimulus!
>As players, we want whats right and we dont feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team.<
Can someone here Translate that comment for me?
LeBron has a College Degree, correct? Do they still teach English Composition Classes or am I just too damn old?
More race mongering..
Well, lebron, when you own something (anything) we’ll listen to what you have to say. Buy a team and you may have our attention.
We should round up all white men and send them all to special re-education camps.
That’ll fix them. :)
Racist swine, fu lebron.
Great, they want to steal a man’s business for something he said in private. I don’t agree with what he said, but this is a slippery slope. What’s next? Banning players for using the “N” word? Oh wait, they’re the privildged class. S/
LeBron and the players have no say whatsoever in this matter as the only thing they could do if the Sterling family continues to own the Clippers is to refuse to play in games against the Clippers and encourage advertisers not to advertise during Clippers’ games.
If the players quit and don’t want to play for or against the Clippers, the teams can bring in Replacement Players and the fans would be happy to see some fresh players on the court and there may even be some Replacement Players that are better than LeBron.
If he buys a team all his private conversations should be recorded. Heck, let's start recording them now since he's a star with a big mouth, and likes to judge others.
No, KC. He did not go to college. He jumped from high school to the NBA. I doubt that he even could pass 9th grade exams in math, writing, etc. Those who follow sports know well that he spent all his time playing basketball as a kid, certainly not school work.
I agree with the sentiment. However, there will be no replacement player better than James. He is going to be a most influential force for the NBA for decades to come as Michael Jordan has become. It is unfortunate.
Nope. Didn't attend one day of college. And I would venture to say that probably very few NBA players have college degrees.
So if a person is 1/32nd related to a member of the Sterling family, is that enough Sterling blood to disqualify them from ownership? Got to keep those blood lines pure per LeBron and his fellow Democrat segregationists.
In fact, anyone related to the Sterlings should have a bright yellow Clippers sign on their clothing as a warning. Maybe even a tattoo number on their arm to keep track of them too. /s
corruption of blood is so 18th century.