This weekend was dominated by the racist comments we now have had confirmed were made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling but it was Sterling’s turn to get dominated on Tuesday. In a matter mere seconds, Adam Silver ended Sterling’s tenure as a welcomed member of the NBA community as he stripped him of everything except technical ownership of the Clippers.
Silver’s utter destruction of Sterling was not only applaud by anyone with a conscious or a soul but also had ramification sin Los Angeles that are helping to turn things around. While reports surfaced this weekend that Doc Rivers wanted out if Sterling stayed in power, he spoke today to say that Silver’s ruling made things easier on his mind.
He did clarify though, saying that whatever decision he comes up with whenever he does sit down to think about it was made easier by Adam Silver’s intense ruling against Sterling.
Even if Sterling stays on as technical owner of the Clippers, Doc Rivers will be viewed as the leader of the team — not that he wasn’t viewed that way already. If Doc stays, so will everyone else and it appears that Silver swift and just ruling has helped that move closer to a reality.