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May 29, 2014

Exit, Donald Sterling. Enter, Steve Ballmer

  • $2B the amount ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is paying for the Los Angeles Clippers, taking it out of the hands of Donald Sterling. The result is that we’ll see a lot less racism and controversy and hopefully a few courtside scenes like these. Ballmer becomes the second former Microsoft exec to own a NBA team, after Paul Allen. source
23:18 // 4 months ago
May 23, 2014
11:55 // 4 months ago
May 13, 2014
Big Magic Johnson, what has he done? He’s got AIDS. Did he do any business? Did he help anybody in South LA? … What kind of guy goes to every city and has sex with every girl and catches AIDS? … I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.

Donald Sterling, on Magic Johnson. In an exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper, he said Johnson “should be ashamed of himself” for having HIV. (via washingtonpost)

How to get people on your side: Criticize one of the most famous and philanthropic athletes of all time. Johnson’s post-NBA career decimates absolutely every stereotype about HIV—every stereotype that Sterling would be quick to throw on him based on his interview with AC.

Also, this response to the interview was pure class, Magic.

(via bookoisseur)

11:49 // 4 months ago
April 28, 2014
Make no mistake: Donald Sterling is the villain of this story. But he’s just a handmaiden to the bigger evil. In our quest for social justice, we shouldn’t lose sight that racism is the true enemy. He’s just another jerk with more money than brains.

So, if we’re all going to be outraged, let’s be outraged that we weren’t more outraged when his racism was first evident. Let’s be outraged that private conversations between people in an intimate relationship are recorded and publicly played. Let’s be outraged that whoever did the betraying will probably get a book deal, a sitcom, trade recipes with Hoda and Kathie Lee, and soon appear on Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars.
Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
19:42 // 5 months ago
April 27, 2014
Signs we’ve reached peak Clippers in the news cycle: The lead singer of The Village People is banning Donald Sterling’s team from playing “Y.M.C.A.” at the team’s games. That’s right, the song that plays at every professional sporting event in the U.S. is off-limits.

Signs we’ve reached peak Clippers in the news cycle: The lead singer of The Village People is banning Donald Sterling’s team from playing “Y.M.C.A.” at the team’s games. That’s right, the song that plays at every professional sporting event in the U.S. is off-limits.

22:52 // 5 months ago
15:30 // 5 months ago
This would have been the second time in six years that the Los Angeles chapter would have been given Sterling its lifetime achievement award.

NAACP no longer giving award to Donald Sterling, Los Angeles Clippers owner - ESPN Los Angeles

Aside from the obvious dissonance, how can one receive two lifetime achievement awards from the same organization? I’m also interested in what Sterling has done to earn such recognition. Seems like his contributions would have to be quite significant to earn this honor not once, but TWICE.

(via mrshl)

Short version: He’s rich enough that he can donate lots of money to organizations like the NAACP—the kind of thing that looks really good in a biography. Check out his official NBA bio, which plays up his 2009 NAACP award (along with another 2008 one), along with his charitable donations.

(via mrshl)

14:12 // 5 months ago
April 26, 2014
Magic Johnson’s take on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was caught on tape chiding his girlfriend for hanging out with Johnson and posting a picture of the encounter on Instagram. Exact words: ”Yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to promo, broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”

Magic Johnson’s take on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was caught on tape chiding his girlfriend for hanging out with Johnson and posting a picture of the encounter on Instagram. Exact words: ”Yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to promo, broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”

14:43 // 5 months ago