In his first public comments since being banned for life from the NBA, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a “terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”
In the interview set to air Monday with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Sterling says he’s “not a racist,” he loves the league, his partners and believes he’s “entitled to one mistake” after more than three decades as an owner.
The Felger and Massarotti Show from Wednesday, April 30.
For some, it seems, revulsion over racism is tied to financial exposure.
NBA team owners are almost unanimously supporting the NBA commissioner’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for making racist comments that hurt the league.
Saying the comments “simply have no place in the NBA,” Commissioner Adam Silver also fined Sterling $2.5 million, and recommended that Sterling sell the team. If three-fourths of NBA owners agree, Sterling will be forced to sell.
The Felger and Massarotti Show from Tuesday, April 29.
Celtics broadcaster and former C’s legend Cedric Maxwell joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Felger & Massarotti program Tuesday afternoon to react to the big news surrounding the NBA.
Shortly after the punishment was announced, Celtics managing partners Wyc Grousbeck, H. Irving Grousbeck, Stephen Pagliuca and Robert Epstein issued the following statement:
Felger, Mazz, Beetle and Wiggy reacted to the news of Clippers owner Donald Sterling receiving a lifetime ban from the NBA for his racist comments caught on tape.
The NBA has come down hard on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Doc Rivers says he doesn’t want to remain with the Clippers if Donald Sterling is still around, and that puts the pressure squarely on the league office and all NBA owners to find a way to remove Sterling.