Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant says he wouldn’t play for Donald Sterling

The entire NBA is weighing in on the comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in which he made racist remarks and demanded that his girlfriend not bring African American friends to Clippers games or even associate with them in general.

Sterling is associated with African Americans since he owns an NBA franchise but players around the league would rather not associate with him. After Magic Johnson said he’d be boycotting Clippers games, the list of players saying they’d never play for the Clippers is growing.

Kobe Bryant, who shares a home stadium with Sterling and the Clippers, has weighed in and noted that he too would rather not ever play for Donald Sterling.


The Clippers could very well see their entire franchise implode if Sterling remains the owner as no one outside the organization wants to play for him and the players who are currently there will distance themselves.

Kobe was once considered for jumping ship to the Clippers but it’s clear that those days are over.

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  • Dave Cuttell

    Why did you write “allegedly”? I think theres pretty concrete proof, no?

    • Guido

      They have said the tape hasn’t been authenticated yet. But his past is against him here. I hope they force a sale

  • p.rob.

    This is not a secret Sterling has alwayz been a Racist..its jus now its there for the whole world to see.Jus another case of Skeletons finally coming out the CLOSET..your move NBA…hmm