President Barack Obama, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Lil Wayne respond to Donald Sterling's racist remarks
The Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has recently made some ugly comments in a conversation with V. Stiviano about Minorites, and Blacks in particular - hear the full audio by clicking this link.
Magic Johnson has since commented on this matter, saying, "He shouldn't own a team anymore. I had a friendship with him. So for him to then make these comments, or alleged comments, about myself as well as other African-Americans and minorities, there's no place in our society for it. There's no place in our league, because we all get along. We all play with different races of people when you're in sports. That's what makes sports so beautiful."
President of The United States Barack Obama added, "I don't think I have to interpret those statements for you, they kind of speak for themselves," Obama said. "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. You just let them talk. And that's what happened here."President of The United States Barack Obama added, "I don't think I have to interpret those statements for you, they kind of speak for themselves," Obama said. "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. You just let them talk. And that's what happened here."
Baron Davis did an interview for the Grantland podcast 'The Moment with Brian Koppelman.' This in an except of that interview when Davis talks about his relationship with Sterling. Davis says Sterling called him a bastard, called him the devil, called him crazy and cussed at him. Davis also talks about how Sterling gave him anxiety and that Sterling never had a conversation with him to resolve their problems. Hear it below!
Michael Jordan, 6 Time NBA Champion and current Charlotte Bobcats owners added, "As an owner, I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views," Jordan said. "I'm confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly. As a former player, I'm completely outraged.
"There is no room in the NBA -- or anywhere else -- for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed. I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level."
LeBron James on Donald Sterling's comments:
"Obviously, if the reports are true, it's unacceptable in our league," James said. "It doesn't matter, white, black or Hispanic -- all across the races it's unacceptable. As the commissioner of our league, they have to make a stand. They have to be very aggressive with it. I don't know what it will be, but we can't have that in our league."
Kobe Bryant sent out this tweet:
Listen to Lil Wayne's reaction below!