Critics and fans called on the Clippers players to protest Donald Sterling's racism by not playing today, and Stephen A. Smith revealed they were considering doing so. Now if they do take the court, they'll be playing in a team owned by a man who likens them to dogs.
Deadspin acquired the extended version of the infamous phone conversation with V. Stiviano, and the words got even uglier.
V: I don't understand, I don't see your views. I wasn't raised the way you were raised.
DS: Well then, if you don't feel—don't come to my games. Don't bring black people, and don't come.V: Do you know that you have a whole team that's black, that plays for you
DS: You just, do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have—Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?
In addition, Sterling and Stiviano gets into a weird exchange about the Dodgers player Matt Kemp:
DS: Then why did you start saying that you didn't? You just said that you didn't remove them. You didn't remove every—
V: I didn't remove Matt Kemp and Magic Johnson, but I thought—
V: I thought Matt Kemp is mixed, and he was OK, just like me.
V: He's lighter and whiter than me.
V: I met his mother.
DS: You think I'm a racist, and wouldn't—
V: I don't think you're a racist.
DS: Yes you do. Yes you do.
V: I think you, you—
DS: Evil heart.
"Think I'm a racist?" Comparing people to pets is normal banter in 2014?