Rochelle and Donald Sterling

Rochelle Sterling, with her husband in 2011, may possibly continue as an owner, since the commissioner's findings were against only Donald Sterling. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times / March 23, 2011)

Not that it's fair to put Mike D'Antoni and Donald Sterling in the same sentence, as Mr. D'Antoni doesn't deserve to be insulted, but we can clearly see the similarities in the two of them as they leave Staples Center. Neither one of them has a useful defense.

Mel Powell

Sherman Oaks


A lifetime ban. A $2.5-million-dollar fine. Invoking total embarrassment upon himself amid his past actions. Despite Donald Sterling's poisonous mentality and beliefs, even these powerful sanctions probably will not change his unethical attitude.

But in the grand scheme of things, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's pendulum of justice swung in the right direction, making society as a whole — not just the sports world — sit up and take notice on constructing a template of fairness for all people in the workplace.

Mark J. Featherstone

Windsor Hills


Only Donald Sterling could come up with a way to make Jim Buss look better to L.A. fans.

Desmond Nakano

Los Angeles


Leave it to Donald Sterling to demonstrate the obvious — there are endless ways to destroy a team.

Paul Brown

Newport Beach


Apparently, it's a lot easier to be named "Humanitarian of the Year" than I thought.

Evan Puziss

Mar Vista