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  • Michael Jordan 'disgusted' by Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments

    Michael Jordan 'disgusted' by Donald Sterling's alleged racial comments
    Michael Jordan, a Hall of Fame player who now owns an NBA franchise, issued a statement Sunday blasting Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his alleged comments about African Americans. "I look at this from two perspectives -- as a current owner and a...
  • Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?

    Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat -- but does it matter?
    The Donald Sterling controversy had much of the right wing vibrating this weekend with the revelation that the purported arch-racist Sterling was (gasp!) a Democrat. This shed little light on the Sterling affair, other than to underscore the ancient...
  • Donald Sterling's ties to NAACP under scrutiny after race recording

    Donald Sterling's ties to NAACP under scrutiny after race recording
    Five years ago, when the local chapter of the NAACP wanted to give Clippers owner Donald Sterling a lifetime achievement humanitarian award, Los Angeles' African American community was divided. Sterling had been a prominent donor to the NAACP chapter...
  • Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy

    Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy
    Is the hypocritical blame train full yet on this messy Don Sterling racist controversy? David Stern?  Check. Fellow owners in the NBA?  Yes, sir. NAACP? Yep. An A-list of NBA superstars, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James? Sure thing. Every Los...
  • Donald Sterling's words and deeds

    Donald Sterling's words and deeds
    Re "Pressure mounts on Sterling," April 28 I don't know what is more offensive: Donald Sterling's racist views, or his companion's pursuit of a relationship with a man almost 60 years her senior. Neither person's behavior is surprising. A privileged,...
  • L.A. Council backs ban of Donald Sterling, asks Times to yank his ads

    L.A. Council backs ban of Donald Sterling, asks Times to yank his ads
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to back the NBA's decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling from games and practices for life, condemning racist remarks attributed to Sterling and demanding a personal apology to Magic Johnson...
  • Donald Sterling Banned for Life from NBA, Fined $2.5 Million

    Donald Sterling has been banned for life from any NBA games and been fined $2.5 million -- the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution -- after an audio tape leaked of the Los Angeles Clippers owner allegedly making racist comments, NBA...
  • John Kass: Sterling's race case a movie of our age

    An unwritten American novel is playing out in Los Angeles. It's about rich, whiny racist Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. And it's about his cooing kitty-cat of a girlfriend, who infuriated him by bringing black people to his games....
  • Donald Sterling ban by NBA gets a rousing approval at L.A. barbershop

    Donald Sterling ban by NBA gets a rousing approval at L.A. barbershop
    "He just cut him down and cut him out." That was the response from South Los Angeles barbershop owner Lawrence Tolliver moments after the NBA commissioner told Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to leave the building, and not just for a day or...
  • Donald Sterling must apologize to L.A., city officials say

    The NBA's decision to ban Donald Sterling for life was met with praise at Los Angeles City Hall, which continues to target the L.A. Clippers owner. "Today we feel like justice has begun to be served,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. The L.A. City...
  • The debt we owe racists [Commentary]

    The debt we owe racists [Commentary]
    The racist comments of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who wondered aloud if blacks were better off in slavery, and NBA owner Donald Sterling, who warned his Mexican and African-American girlfriend not to bring blacks to games played by his Los Angeles ...