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.