Was the NBA Right to Punish Donald Sterling So Severely?

First off, let’s get this out of the way. What Donald Sterling said was really lame. It was racist, for sure. And it was puzzling in its irrationality and plain ignorance. There is really no way to defend Sterling’s comments, and I have no desire to defend them. That said, Donald Sterling made his comments in a private conversation with his mistress/girlfriend. He was not speaking publicly as a representative of the NBA. He wasn’t even speaking as a representative of the LA Clippers. He Read more […]