Was The NBA Right To Ban Sterling Over Racists Remarks – Wingin’ It Wednesday
This week on "Wingin' It Wednesday", panelist Mike Stagg and Carol Ross joined "Nathan and Bernie in the Morning" to discuss the NBA's decision to issue a lifetime ban to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling following racially insensitive remarks.
Here's what the panel had to say:
1. The NBA threw the book at LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, banning him for life, fining him $2.5 million and raising the possibility of a forced sale of the team over racist remarks he made to an ex-girlfriend that surfaced on a tape recording. Your thoughts?
Mike Stagg started us off:
For a league owner to make the kind of remarks he made, in the NBA where probably 80-percent of the players African American is unacceptable. The shock value made this leap off the page. I think this was justified by the league
Whether they can strip him of his ownership is another question, it depends on how the league is structured.
Carol Ross posited:
How stupid can you get? How offensive can you get? All the punishments, fine, but I think Mr. Sterling’s big mistake… how stupid of him not to make a comment about fast and furious or Benghazi? Had he done that nobody would have paid attention to him. We’ve got the world in flames around us and all the mainstream media can talk about is this.
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