Shaq & Barkley talk about Donald Sterling’s refusal to sell the Clippers

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| June 11th, 2014 | 1,225 Views

“He’s got to go” said Barkley who also said a lot of players (with big endorsements) he has talked to are willing to sit out next season if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the Clippers.

If it was only that simple.

We all agree that Sterling has to go and many people, like me, have been saying that since the early 90s before Sterling became a TMZ star.  But too many people are acting like this is a simple process and decision and Sterling (a billionaire) should just sell his team (for billions) and not sue the league (for billions) and just disappear.

I’ve seen everyday people stand in grocery store aisles for 10 minutes trying to figure out what brand of a $1 canned food to buy. I’ve seen grown men spend weeks on a decision to trade a player in their fantasy league that might pay them a couple hundred dollars at the end of the season. I know people that have been talking about buying a new car or home for a decade.  I know a guy that has wanted to divorce his wife for over 20 years and another that has been unhappy at his job for over 20 years but neither “can find the right time to do it” because of financial issues.  These are the same type of people who think Sterling should just “make up his mind” about his deals and lawsuits worth up to billions.

I want Sterling out as much as the next man because of all the decisions he’s made over the past decades but I can’t blame the man for being indecisive about a few measly billions of dollars right now.


Here’s a great read over at SI by Michael McCann about the legal strategies for Sterling and the NBA.

Here’s a great random video by Louis CK about racism.



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