Jan 25, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) is introduced before the start of the game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Clippers beat the Raptors 126-118. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Donald Sterling didn’t think J.J. Redick deserved big contract because he is white


It seems that Donald Sterling’s prejudice extends beyond what we’ve heard him say in the TMZ tape and what we’ve seen him involved in with past incidents with minorities. Now that Sterling has been branded an anti-christ of sorts for his repugnant comments, the floodgates have opened and everyone with a negative Donald Sterling story — which seems to be any Donald Sterling story — is stepping up to tell it.

We’ve heard about Sterling’s real estate lawsuit and that he may or may not be basking in the glory of the scandal but we also learned that his view on basketball is more racially charged than we could have thought. Charles Barkley said numerous times over the weekend that a dangerous racist is one in a position of power to take away jobs based on prejudice and that’s nearly what Sterling did to J.J. Redick this year.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Sterling nearly nixed the sign-and-trade deal for Redick because he though $27 million was too much for a white player.

This is exactly the sort of prejudice that Barkley was talking about as not only is it disgusting that an NBA owner is basing a player’s value on his skin color but he nearly took a job away from Redick because of it. This has us now wondering even more than we were before which players — black, white, hispanic and all other races — have lost or been held out of jobs because of Sterling warped view on the world.

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  • simonzee1

    Private comments publicised to destroy him. How many times have we all made statements in private if recorded and publicised would ruin us? I’d say plenty if times. The guy has insecurity issues but a ban for life could be interpreted as reverse racism or anti-semitism as he is a Jew. I thought the Pharisees that were about to cast the first stone were bad but that is nothing compared to the left-wing media. Baldwin also suffered their wrath as we know. What about Kerry’s apartheid comments on Israel? Not a word.

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

    C.S. Lewis”

    • ratnok

      You must be Sterling’s publicist. He destroyed himself. End of story.

      • simonzee1

        You must be a left wing hypocrite.

  • http://www.rojsnews.com/ ROJS News

    Thank Goodness the disease of Donald Sterling is BANNED FOR LIFE and thisclose from banned ever being a owner in the NBA. J.J. Redick is an awesome player regardless of race. Goes to show Sterling’s racism known NO BOUNDS.