Apr 11, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers forward David West (right) talks with referee Michael Smith (left) during the first half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

David West Blasts Donald Sterling on Twitter

David West never backs down on the court. Whenever there is an altercation during an Indiana Pacers game, you know he’ll be somewhere close.

As the Donald Sterling news sets in, West has refused to back down from expressing himself, this time verbally. On Twitter, West let it all out, telling the world how he feels about the TMZ allegations. Here is a list of his tweets:

This wasn’t all West had to say on Sterling’s racism.

After the Indiana Pacers defeated the Atlanta Hawks earlier today, tying their respective series 2-2, the power forward had lots to say on the matter.

“He has a history of being a bigot and a racist.”

“The closeted bigots, the closeted racists. In the South, racism was something that was out in the open, but for that guy, his type of racism is more dangerous because it’s hidden. It takes a private conversation or a leaked phone call … for it to come out”

Surely enough, West isn’t the only player in the NBA that feels this way. But it takes guts to publicly air your grievances knowing it could affect you from a public relations standpoint. Obviously West doesn’t care and considering how important Sterling’s tape was, it’s good that he doesn’t.

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  • http://30homegames.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html 30HomeGames

    David West plays for the Indiana, one of the least urban States in the NBA. He would have an interesting take on that issue. West has been one of my faves, love his approach to the game.
    Best of luck advancing, has been a fun series.

    • http://www.ThatUncutRaw.com/ Chris L

      What does where he plays for have to do with his perspective on racism? He’s an African-American man. (If your comment was somehow meant to be positive, forgive my misunderstanding).

      • http://30homegames.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html 30HomeGames

        It wasn’t meant to be positive and definitely not a negative. It was just an observation.

  • http://www.ThatUncutRaw.com/ Chris L

    I totally agree with him in that a closeted, secret racist is much more dangerous than one out in the open. Donald Sterling needs to sell the team and go invest in white sheets or something.