Miami Heat star LeBron James is ready to lead a drastic movement if the NBA does not force disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling out of the league by the start of next season. Despite receiving a lifetime ban, Sterling is still the owner of the Clippers and players around the league will not be happy until Sterling is removed.
According to Jim Rome, LeBron is prepared to lead a boycott next season if Sterling is still involved with the Clippers organization.
NBAPA VP Roger Mason says LeBron James is prepared to lead a boycott of next season if Donald Sterling issue is not resolved. (via @jimrome)
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After the tapes were released that featured Sterling’s racist comments, LeBron and the Heat followed the Clippers lead and wore their team-issued warm ups inside out to show solidarity with their fellow NBA players in Los Angeles.
If the boycott is seriously being considered, NBA commissioner Adam Silver could have a big problem on his hands.
The league is working hard to get past the Sterling scandal, but if he is not removed and the players boycott the league then the story will once again be front and center in the media headlines with everyone involved in the NBA losing out on profits.
Let’s hope the league finds a way to act swiftly.