Thursday, May 1, 2014



Temecula, CA – The National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP and the
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued a joint statement cheering Silver's announcement that he banned Sterling for life and that the league would attempt to force him to sell the Clippers. The LA branch joined UCLA in giving back donations.

UCLA rejected a $3 million kidney research gift from Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who given a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine by the NBA for making racially insensitive comments. UCLA also decided to refund $425,000 Sterling had already donated. UCLA released a statement regarding the decision.

"Mr. Sterling's divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA's core values as a public university that fosters diversity, inclusion and respect. For those reasons, UCLA has decided to return Mr. Sterling's initial payment of $425,000 and reject the remainder of a $3 million pledge he recently made to support basic kidney research by the UCLA Division of Nephrology. UCLA has received numerous inquiries about an advertisement in Sunday's Los Angeles Times falsely suggesting that it was UCLA publicly thanking him for the gift. The ad was placed by Mr. Sterling, not the university!"

Sterling's suspension isn't enough however, the groups said, calling for Silver to meet with them to ensure Sterling "remains an anomaly among the owners and executives in the league." But Donald Sterling isn’t an anomaly in the general public. Even his former mistress understands that and feels bad for him.

With 57% of the vote (MSN) running from no-ban to I’m not sure, the majority of the voters have sympathy with Sterling and his racism. That is a telling stat. seeing those siding with/or wanting to move on from Sterling plus the jury voting against Elgin Baylor, who now is validated to have suffered as great a miscarriage of justice as Trayvon Martin, shows the general, not rare, racial attitude in America. But 57% isn’t everybody.

Here are the pictures that Don the Duffer disliked. You, Dear reader, can decide for yourself.

With Magic Johnson

With Matt Kemp
To break it down like Dick Gregory might: ”Let’s say you own a McDonalds in a small town. Everybody in the town pretty much goes there but you don’t live in that town. You live in the city. You just own the restaurant and like to hang out. Home life is stale. You get a townie girlfriend. You’re old and rich, she’s young, creative, and professionally enterprising. You put her on the ‘payroll’. She’s not a hooker, more your day-planner that you have benefits with. You showboated from the start because that’s what rich guys do. So now you are breaking up with her because she made friends with your grandkids and took them to your McDonalds, let them see that side of you, and you didn’t want that. Now the town knows and the franchise knows you don’t want your family to eat at your own restaurant. Think of the ‘hurt’ town as the 43% vote and the Commish as the head of the franchise deciding on whether you should keep the privilege.”

Now as the Clippers are close to winning it all and have the nation’s sympathy/enthusiasm against their sails, the billionaire owner, once again using the court to sue a woman he knew in the Biblical sense outside marriage, will now have to sit at a bar and watch his team like some schmuck named Tokowitz, while his wife, the one who started the unraveling by suing the mistress as a ‘gold digger’, gets a note from the Doc to see the championship run live. {Day1, “I’m not a racist; day 2, “He’s a racist”; day 3 after the game, “He’s not a racist”.

Rochelle Sterling denied she is a racist in a statement released to ESPN earlier this week and distanced herself from remarks captured on an audio recording said to be of her husband. The court documents offer a different perspective. Meet the new Dottie Sandusky [nee Gross]} 

But maybe Donald’s team watching won’t be for long. The story breaking right now on some services is that Oprah Winfrey is looking to buy the Clippers should they become available. She and her group are certainly in good company but the coolest pair to breathe an LA life into the team and put it on the map with a burn hole, is Snoop Dog and Dr, Dre, who have also declared their interest in the Clippers.

Now that's what I'm talking about.
Only in LA.

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