There’s nothing like a cup of racism to start the day.
Donald Sterling became a trending topic today not for changing his ways and making a perennial playoff contender. TMZ unveiled a phone conversation with his half-Mexican, half-black girlfriend V. Stiviano. He said Stiviano could sleep with who she wants—even black men—but had just one minor wish: "You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games."
Not really something minor. It’s not news that Sterling is a racist, unlikable person—not just owner—but hearing it at this level is no doubt shocking. Twitter doesn’t usually agree on many topics, but this is one of the few occasions when it did.
Still hard to believe Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win an Oscar for his role as Donald Sterling pic.twitter.com/EaqQhQnbJl— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) April 26, 2014
For past 33 years, Clippers organization has continually asked Donald Sterling to stop referring to NBA Draft as “the slave auction.”— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) April 26, 2014
Is the NAACP still going to give Donald Sterling his lifetime Achievement award next month?— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) April 26, 2014
After listening to Donald Sterling's racist rant I have to go watch Django Unchained to lighten the mood.— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) April 26, 2014
2 all the Clipper Fans that are upset over Donald Sterling comments, if you don't want your playoff tickets no more, I'll take them.— ALFRED ROBLES (@ALFREDROBLES) April 26, 2014
If it turns out every moment of Donald Sterling: The Race Tapes was faked, he'd still be a loathsome slumlord and world-historic disgrace.— David Roth (@david_j_roth) April 26, 2014
Quick side note: Charlamagne Tha God wasn't really kidding about the NAACP tweet. Sterling really was slated to get an a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles chapter. Irony doesn't even begin to describe...