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Kobe Bryant Responds To Donald Sterling’s Alleged Comments

UPDATE (8:55 AM PST): Kobe Bryant took to Twitter on Monday morning and believes Donald Sterling should not continue owning the Clippers and says this is where fans need to appreciate the Buss family:


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On top of a Saturday full of NBA playoff games, news of a tape obtained by TMZ in which Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly made racist comments is creating headlines. In the recording, Sterling allegedly tells his girlfriend he doesn’t want African-Americans attending Clipper games and also mentioned Magic Johnson.

According to his Twitter, Kobe Bryant responded to the alleged comments and admits he could not play for the Clippers owner:

Bryant joins Magic Johnson and many players who have responded to Sterling’s alleged comments. Bryant almost became a Clipper in 2004 as a free agent, but ultimately remained with the Lakers.

This isn’t the first time Bryant has commented on racial issues. Last December, NFL Legend Jim Brown described Bryant as “somewhat confused about culture” due to his upbringing overseas. Just like the Sterling situation, Bryant also took to Twitter and questioned Brown’s statements as being against the teachings of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King.

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While the NBA is still in the process of investigating the tape, Sterling has had a long history with this type of behavior. Former Lakers Hall of Famer and Clippers general manager, Elgin Baylor, filed a lawsuit against Sterling claiming his dismissal was partially based on his race. Baron Davis who previously played for Sterling has come out and claimed Sterling heckled him when he played there.

Meanwhile, Bryant is getting ready for next season with a six-month training program. The Lakers are hoping to build a championship contending team this off-season and get back to their winning ways.
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  • Frank

    Fuck that bitch Sterling fuck the clippers too

  • Jim213

    At one point Kobe almost did but be blessed.

  • Nalin Shukla

    This ironically is the best lakers news this season! With this organization it doesn’t matter what skin color you are as long as you bleed purple and gold

  • flyingpuck

    Sterling should be made a Pariah and should have to relinquish the team!

    • NA NA

      Yeah let’s make him like black people. That’ll work. NOT

    • george harris

      its not racist to have miss black pageants, black only channels, c’mon blacks are the worst racist in this country

      • 1puto_blanco1

        Those things are in existence solely because of racist whites discrimination over the years! Now you racist wanna act like your racism doesn’t exist! F you too!

        • joe

          stfu

          • 1puto_blanco1

            The truth hurts don’t it A….H!

        • george harris

          LOL if you believe that1pb1I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the great contributions of the Black community to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature make them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture. Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. hahahahahaha

          • 1puto_blanco1

            We have given plenty of contributions to American society throughout US history! But you racist are so blinded by your racism you refused to see that, you only wanna see what negative folks do! But regardless of all that Donald Sterling is a racist p…..o……s who will soon be forced out of the NBA, and that’s a good thing! Another hateful white racist bites the dust!

          • sk

            I am fully agree with you! Better to make fun of somebody than make some change and help the others to reach a better education or inspire them to do so. What did you do about this George instead of blaming the others as a social group that worse for nothing? Did you help a student who doesn’t have any help at home, or doesn’t have parents and raised by their grandparents who sometimes physically not able to help them? Did you? I am sure that you are the one who doesn’t care. But I did, and I know how many of them are a hard workers, and sometimes capable to do impossible when they see that somebody cares and helps them. Shame on you! I am getting literally sick when I read what you wrote. Wake up! We are in 21 century already, so stop being a racist the big as you are!

          • george harris

            I will when blacks stop blaming everyone else for there screw-ups ,You know i”m of Irish decent and we were discriminated against when we came to this country hence NO IRISH NEED APPLY but did we cry foul ,ask for a hand out ,go out and have 10 or more kids out of wedlock ,steal blame everyone for everything wrong .No we put on our big boy pants went out and made something of ourselves we had morals our fathers did not leave us ,no one fought our battles like the NAACP does for you which is a freakin joke so don’t give me a lecture until you clean your own house

          • tony

            You need help bro

          • Josh

            Come on, now, don’t make it about only getting rid of white racists. There is no room for racism, regardless of bigot’s skin color. Another hateful racist bites the dust!

      • yousmell

        no one cares about you or who you like, God made all of us, we have the same father, and if you are black and white, and Asian, or Latino as I am, Dig that

        • joan

          Personally I think the man can have his opinion—-so what, he is what he is. Your statement was very simple, direct and to the point and one of the best on here.

        • Chrmngblly

          Besides, Black people can’t just walk around singing “Swanne River” and “Old Folks at Home”. What are you hoping for?

      • tired_of_stupid

        always comical hearing the statements of black only things as an example of racism towards whites. The existence of these things is a direct result of white racism and the need to provide opportunity to a entire race of people systematically held back for hundreds (if not longer) years.

        • george harris

          this would be a much nicer country with out the BLACKS IN IT… AND THE WHITE WANNA BE BLACKS

          • tw

            Without blacks there would be no america it took a civilized people to build it bc the whites didn’t know how do you know your true history savage if not look it up ..caucaus mountains cave dwellers

          • joan

            What the hell does that mean????

          • george harris

            and you would still be cryin that where ever you were was keepin you down

          • PFTB

            Ask the natives about that. Lol. People and their one dimensional views

        • george harris

          STOP IT PLEASE we (the rest of America) are tired of your innuendo’s all the time just stop if its that bad leave other wise shut the fuck up OK just shut the fuck up

          • Karl Leinfelder

            George, There is a common belief that vial language such as was just now used is a barometer of one’s educational background. It sure is not Elizabethan or Shakespearian grammar. It is on the other hand repugnant to the talented and scholarly ear. Do you really have to speak in such a guttural sense?

          • george harris

            answer truthfully are you gay

          • Karl Leinfelder

            Dear George, First of all, I really do not believe that you are capable of carrying out a normal conversation even at a fifth grade level. If you are a descendant of Irish nationality, I’m afraid that they would truly be disappointed with your guttural approach to conducting a conversation. What does being gay have to do with your obsession for foul language.

      • Guest

        He has as much right to his stupid opinions as he does to own a basketball team. Just as the players have the right to dislike his comments and to NOT play for him. The problem is the only color that nobody seems to hate is “money green”.

        • Karl Leinfelder

          Those hurtful remarks generated by the owner of the Clippers is a printout of what the man has in his heart. Scripturally speaking, such actions speak against a moral code professed by all of Christianity. There are plenty of references that emphatically affirm that one is not to engage in such uncompassionate expressions. Not only is it a terrible thing to state against a fellow human being but the act is denigrating and personally very hurtful. Some sort of action needs to be taken against this type of behavior to demonstrate to that such vile behavior can not and will not be condoned by the rest of us.

          • PFTB

            He is actually Jewish I believe. Don’t know much about the differences between that and Christianity which evolved from it but maybe his morals are a little more old school.

          • joan

            Jews like to defend minorities, but I can tell you from first hand experience they do not blacks and do not want them near them or their families ——they are the first to run the hell out of a neighborhood when a black family moves in

        • Loraine Tilmon Vance

          Exactly

        • joan

          Youre damn right

      • Loraine Tilmon Vance

        And you would know being a racist yourself lol haha

      • Scamuel

        When’s WHITE HISTORY month???

        • FuckDSterling

          White History month is March through January

          • gwzz

            Oh fun Cool ( and very clasical, ) misdirection to a meaningless ( and totally untruth. ) when the responder knows there is no such thing>

          • george harris

            so can we call it WHITE HISTORY MONTH or is that racist

        • carlonemesis

          The “OTHER 11 MONTHS”???? And that is just how “THEY” would like to keep it???

          • george harris

            so can we call it WHITE HISTORY MONTH’s or is that racist

      • Ronald Coleman

        SPANISH ONLY CHANNELS-ASIAN ONLY CHANNELS-EAST INDIES ONLY CHANNELS-MISS AMERICA PAGEANTS

      • true wisdom

        Yea blacks are the worst racist in the country they have a history of enslaving murdering and robbing the original people of the earth and promoting their race as superior through propaganda, force, and lies. While whites were stripped of their names language and beaten rapped and get no justice in america. George your genius lol

        • eclipse vader

          i have a question, who sold the black slaves to the white europeans?

          • george harris

            that don’t matter to them they cant get anything from Africans over there so they feed off of us

        • george harris

          THANK YOU …THANK YOU VERY MUCH

      • ra

        Let’s get specific about the word ‘racist’.

        There’s racist-1, and there’s racist-2

        racist-1: any type of ill feeling towards a race ‘different from yours’, resulting in bad feelings (hatred) towards that race, and occasional negative comments about that race.

        racist-2: any type of ill feeling towards a race ‘different from yours’, resulting in capturing that race, torturing that race, forcing that race to work for ‘nothing’ for centuries, marginalizing that race for centuries, treating that race as though they were 2/3 of a man (yes, they did that), preventing that race from moving forward, keeping that race from successfully integrating into society as best as possible, hanging, shooting, stabbing, raping, mercilessly killing, enslaving, beating that race for CENTURIES (hundreds and hundreds of years).

        I’d say Donald Sterling falls into the ‘racist-2′ category, as far as his ‘race’ goes. That’s what the ‘white race’ did to not only the African American race for centuries, they did that to many races, including the Native Americans who were already here.

        Now, racist-1 type people – yes there are many of those, and many of those races who live here in America and have been tortured by the ‘so called’ (or ‘alleged’) white race have justifiably reacted from feeling those years of torture, and ill feelings that are STILL going on.

        Thank you, Sterling, for bringing this to the forefront.

      • Boop

        Mr. Harris that statement is untrue and I wonder how many people actually believe that

      • Karl Leinfelder

        Harris, you are stretching the limit of reasonableness to the breaking point. It is not abnormal to have activities such as beauty contests for those in minority groups. At church we have services for Latinos or Mexican Americans. That could hardly be labeled as racists. You are far out on a limb and the branch that you are sawing off will make you look ridiculous.

      • Josh

        I’m not a fan of black-only anything… But didn’t white people start that? Ever heard of segregation? White bathrooms and “colored”?

      • Bigbaddrick

        Although moronic and he is an idiot and I guess has the right to be one…it was a private conversation. If everyone’s conversations were monitored I wonder how much hell would surface. I guess Big Brother is in the mirror or we are closer to Minority Report than we know. Just, Another groupie recording Sugar Daddy to be famous.

    • louluna

      No it doesn’t work like that maybe he should sell the team

      • george harris

        then all the blacks will cry he is selling them JUST LIKE SLAVES…mark my words

        • Chrmngblly

          That’s exactly what we should do. They should hold a sham slave auction and auction off all the black players for a worthy charity. What you get is lunch with the player you bid on. Losers in the bidding, of over a hundred dollars, say, could also win a Jersey or something so that there are really no losers and more money could be generated. Have it at the Staples center and concurrently also online. Make a point. Also, if the Laker girls are willing to take part they could also be auctioned off—make a deal out of it.

  • Shannon

    That’s right Kobe! Kobe has integrity. All those coons who play for the Clippers are just that COONS! And yes I’m black but what else do you call players who willingly play for a racist? This is not NEW information. Donald Sterling is a known racist. When the league forced Chris Paul to the Clippers he should have refused on those grounds! Also this is yet ANOTHER reason why the Lakers are better. Fuck the Clippers and Donald Sterling. Lakers Nation FOR LIFE!

    • Ryan

      You right i mean im white but still i hate that racist shit it sickens me. How can you go out their even if your in the playoffs an play especially the coach too to me i just dont understand it

      • Michael

        Doc Rivers and the players are going to feel it’s more important to win a championship than to boycott the playoffs because of the greed and ego factor associated with winning, despite the fact they will be looked down upon if they win. They don’t understand they won’t be able to enjoy the championship if they win, and that they’ll have to lie the rest of their lives knowing no one respects their championship. They’re too young to understand the implications of protesting what Sterling said. They won’t understand they’re letting down people all over the world who are fighting for freedom, respect, and dignity. They don’t understand that you have to cut the head off of the snake. And they’re going to say things like “We’re playing for ourselves–not the owner” to justify it. Mark my word.

        • Michael

          …”live” the rest of their lives…

        • comrade24

          your word is marked. these are Doc Rivers words.

          “Our goals have not changed. It’s like one of the players said. ‘Hey,
          when I was a kid and had a goal to win a world championship, it was to
          do that. It wasn’t to win a world championship for someone.’ And that’s
          our goal.”

          • comrade24

            okay, just had to post his following statement cause it’s hilarious.

            “Listen, they’re young men. It shouldn’t be African-American men. We have two white guys” -Doc Rivers

          • PFTB

            Just saying. when I read that shit, I was like, common doc. really! Just stop talking. Lol

          • comrade24

            A reporter suggested the issue of racial insensitivity is bigger than the game.
            “For you,” Rivers shot back. “Yeah, it’s easy for you to say. You
            haven’t worked since [you were] 2 years old to win a title. So, yeah,
            that’s simple. ‘It’s bigger than the game.’ For you it may be.” -Doc Rivers

          • PFTB

            And when they loose both, the title and respect. then what

          • PFTB

            Self greed and gratification is more important to some people than doing the right thing. Good people even have a hard time sacrificing to do the right thing

        • Shannon

          They aren’t going to win the title anyway.

        • Frammshamm

          the clippers are professional basketball players that are under contract to play basketball to the best of their ability for a large sum of money. If they do ANYTHING but go out and play their best, they will be looked down upon for the rest of their lives. They will also be shunned in the league, as who wants players on their team who just throw in the towel and refuse to do what they are paid to do. If you want to protest the inner workings of a sick old man who owns your team, then dont re-sign. Opt out of your contract. Protest it in a smart way off the court. Dont tarnish your own game by bringing yourself down to the level of your degenerate boss.This isnt the civil rights movement and these arent sanitary workers in tennessee. These are highly paid professionals who chose to play for that organization. You are an idiot if you think no one is going to respect their basketball championship. in fact, they will be respected more, for doing their job even in the face of adversity. They will be respected for doing what weak people like yourself would have opted out of doing. Basketball is the game, and the legacies of these players will live and die out on that court, not with a 9 minute pathetic phone conversation between a known racist old man and his pathetic money grubbing girlfriend.

          • Boop

            Outstanding

        • Boop

          Michael, I think the coach and the players know exactly what they are doing, so you think alienating the fans will prove anything. One of the great things about this country is that while it has and is learning on the fly about subjects like this is that they will get this right

        • Josh

          The players should not have to pay the price of Sterling’s remarks. You think he owns them or something?

      • coach41

        These professionals are under contact, their coal is try and win a championship, they can’t let outside issues stop them, only the opposing team, the game is bigger they one man. If they boycott, then the owner wins. They have Contacts, these guys are on a mission, can’t let outside crab stop them, the only think they are focus on as a team winning the series against the Warriors, next round they will more than not face the thunder. So can’t let no outside bulls hit stop them.

        • Jagrick

          That was a hard read, but overall I agree.

        • PFTB

          You totally right. Basketball is no doubt the most important thing on earth. What would we do if basketball players didn’t exist compared to if racism didn’t exist. I’ll definetly stand for basketball before I sit against racism bro. Real talk. Lol. This is what’s wrong wit society today man. People fought hard and sacraficed their lives to get us this far and y’all worried about a damn NBA championship. Lol. That’s sad as hell

      • george harris

        ryan your just afraid if you say anything about blacks you’ll get you ass kicked

    • Nalin Shukla

      Your black and calling your own race coons which is a derogatory if you didn’t know…my view is that they’re getting paid millions to shoot a rubber ball into a metal net…who cares what your owner says or thinks your taking millions out of his pocket..MAKE THAT $$$$$

      • Derek Clark

        So sell out for some money? I say take a stand for what you believe in. Another owner will GLADLY take Chris Paul out of Sterling’s hands.

        • tired_of_stupid

          I’m guessing they can’t just go play for another team as they are under contract with the clippers. If, in the contract, they had a clause related to the contract being voided or the player having the option to opt out because it comes to light that the owner is a racist A hole, then they might be able to just walk, otherwise you are asking them to walk from basketball in the NBA completely and essentially walk from their prime earning potential years. I am guessing that they are wanting to, but this is flipping burgers at McDonald’s. Plus, there is a certain irony/victory knowing that the racist has to pay millions to those who he hates so much.

          • PFTB

            Actually , he’s literally making millions off their labor. If he wasn’t making the money he wouldn’t be in owner ship. They are just the cost of doing business. Like he said. “Who gives them houses, puts food on their tables and the clothes on their backs. Owners created and operate this league giving them opportunities” That’d his opinion. The only irony is there’s no difference between this and slavery, only better perks.

        • PFTB

          They are taking a stand for what they believe in. Isn’t that pretty evident. Its sad but those are their morals. Money fame and bball is more important than the good fight to some

          • Dion Dnice Snowden

            Maybe it’s about the fans think of all the little kids around the world that are fans I mean most dk wth is going on they just want to see thir favorite players or what about all the fans who paid for the tickets? Them sitting out will do nothing

      • Shannon

        Look up the definition of coon, it’s used VERY accurately in my comment. You saying who cares makes you sound like a racist. You’re disgusting, don’t reply to me.

        • ThaddeusMaximus

          You’re a complete fucking idiot! If you are black your idiocy is exponentially multiplied!

          • Shannon

            Yet everyone agrees with me. Kick rocks. You must be a coon too. Hit dog will holler. Basketball game more important than having integrity. Your idiocy is off the charts.

          • tellitlikeitis

            If Jerry Jones responded back with your exact response he would be crucified and you would probably be very offended. Tell me I am wrong? Also, nobody is selling out for money, that is the name of the game. To stop playing is just retarded. All they are doing is playing basketball. I am sure if we hid tape recorders in every owners bedroom or car there would be no NBA no NCAA no NFL because blacks talk about whites, whites talk about blacks, everybody talks about asians. The world turns and we die at the end of the day. Go get that title Clips

          • PFTB

            If u don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything bro. I forget who said that but it definitely applies to you man. Wake up.

          • Frammshamm

            Integrity is doing what you are paid to do under contract. its not like sterling is out there whipping his players and shackling them up after the game. The phone conversation is pathetic and sad but in the end, the old retard is free to have any opinion he wants. If he fulfill his end of the contract despite “hating” black people people, then the players should fulfill their responsibilities in the contract and play to the best of their abilities. If they do not like the the private workings of their boss’s mind, then they should, within the confines of their contract, seek to end their relationship with the clippers in a professional way. In a way that will make them look like they took the high road. In a way that other teams will say ” hey we want to hire this guy bc hes a true professional”

          • PFTB

            Actually your wrong sir. Integrity is being willing to take a loss for what is right. If pretending like nothing ever happened showed integrity everyone would have it. If honoring a contract is only honorable dependant on the meaning of the actions. Doing it just because it says you have to regardless of if its wrong or not is in honorable.

      • King Taharqa

        that is just sad…..accepting and tolerating racism just means it will grow and hurt others whom are not making millions,

        • Frammshamm

          no one is accepting nor tolerating racism. This guy has been a known racist his whole life. This tape recording is actually a pathetic example of his racism. It actually makes him look LESS racist than he really is. We dont punish people in America for their private thoughts. If we did, 99% of you commentors here would be jailed for murder, theft, and all sorts of other nasty things. This craptastic race bait phone conversation will be dealt with by the league. Guess what.. Any player refusing to fulfill his contractual obligation to play basketball for their salary will be also be dealt with as swiftly and as harshly by the league. Imagine if the entire US army would have laid down their arms during vietnam bc they heard LBJ use the word “nigger” in a phone conversation. Im sure that would have definitely served a “greater” purpose. Sometimes, to persevere in the face of opposition and to do the right thing actually works better to squash out racism. Nothing battles racism and stereotypes better than young people seeing high profile people doing the right thing and acting in a way contrary to all the existing stereotypes. Think about what would be a better lesson for your children.

          A. You see those guys over there? They really showed that racist owner. They refused to play despite the fact they were under contract, and they really showed him!

          B. You see those guys over there. People might say bad things about them, but when they found out their boss was a racist, they still played their hardest for the game they loved and won a championship, DESPITE knowing what they knew about their owner. After they won the championship, they collectively agreed to nullify their contracts legally and never play for that organization again.

          If you think A is the better option, then its going to be a very very long time before this world is a better place.

          • PFTB

            Your so right man. Telling my kids that winning a NBA championship is way more important than doing what’s right here and now is the way to go. I’m gonna make the world a better place right now. I’m gonna tell them forget ending racism hell forget being doctors or scientist and contributing to society try to win a NBA championship and the world will be awesome. Lol. Whats the difference between trying to nullify their contracts now or after they win a championship. Idiots like you will have a tinker take parade. That’s it bro.

          • Chrmngblly

            How about that chick? I guess she’s been giving it to the Massa—as she should under her contract, but she’s REALLY f*cking him right now. Whoo-boy….:-)

      • Leonel CuffyoChick Pierre

        nalin im gonna guess you’re not even black , if you find nothing wrong with playing for a racist guy even if you’re making millions. More than likely if they want you another team will do too.

        • Jagrick

          Money talks. It don’t know color except green. After the season then they can respond but they are supposed to be pros. I have no idea how they deal with it but they are stuck. If they quit they lose $$ but if they play they play for a fool.

      • Frank Williams

        Hummm??? That’s the same as the GF, “who cares what your owner says or thinks your taking millions out of his pocket..MAKE THAT $$$$$”

      • Jagrick

        I am from the south and that is a racist comment here.

    • Daryl Peek

      Be cautious mayne. Let us not forget how close Sterling and Dr. Buss were. It was Dr. Buss who convinced Sterling to purchase the Clippers, as they often played personal games of poker together and pretty much got there money the same way in real estate. Sterling is reckless and needs to be removed.

      Please don’t take this as me saying Sterling and Buss are the same.

      • Shannon

        No one has ever accused Dr. Buss of being a racist from what I know and he publicly went around with Magic and was super close to him. I’m not concerned nor do I have to be cautious. I can tell the Buss family are not like that.

        • Daryl Peek

          Again, did you understand the last sentence?

          • Shannon

            I’m referring to the first part of your comment, again did you understand that? What is the point of your comment? What do I need to be cautious about….mayne? Why are you being a smartass?

          • Daryl Peek

            I’m not being a smart ass. If you took note of the the entire comment your response in context was not necessary.

            “All those coons who play for the Clippers are just that COONS!” That’s where caution needs to be.

          • Shannon

            And yours was? What the fuck was the point of your comment? They hung out together yeah and? I did take note of your comment and it had no point. He needs to be removed yadda yadda. Yeah we know, now what was the point of saying him and Dr. Buss were “close”? Is that you insinuating he could have been racist too? When then my first comment was in response to that and if that’s NOT what you were insinuating then that just shows your comment was unnecessary and pointless.

          • Daryl Peek

            Again, you are judging all of the Clippers players (Coons) for playing for the team in light of this. First and foremost racism being called out by insinuating more racism in retort is hypocritical. Next, it’s unreasonable to EXPECT the players and coaches of the Clippers to boycott at this juncture. If a few strongly desired to do so more power to them individually.

          • Shannon

            That wasn’t in your first comment. Try again. You had no damn point you just wanted to ride my top comment then had the audacity to disrespect me for no reason. I specifically said the players who had a choice in playing there, most of them did. It’s not hypocritical you clown. I call out ANY BLACK PERSON who willingly allows another person to disrespect their race and their people. I call any black man who puts a white woman on a pedestal and degrades a black woman a coon. Deal with it asshole because that is what they are. Shucking and jiving for the white man. WHERE DID I SAY THEY HAD TO BOYCOTT? What in the hell are you talking about?

          • Daryl Peek

            All those coons who play for the Clippers are just that COONS! SMH

            So basically if they play they are race traders which means they should not play/boycott!

          • Shannon

            Sure are. Bye Daryl! Stop riding my top comment with irrelevant nonsense. You still haven’t answered my question after getting smart with me with your non reading/comprehending ass. Go long.

          • Daryl Peek

            Getting smart with you? All I said was be cautious as you are judging men in a situation where to each his own. There’s much more going on here than a knee jerk reaction calls for! You are the one obviously offended (why?) when you are not vested in the situation like those you are calling coons.

          • Shannon

            Then you said did I not read the last sentence of your comment when
            obviously I did. It just had no relevance. Why can’t I judge a racist?
            Are you a Clipper fan or Lakers fan? What’s with all the defense? Or are
            you a racist? You twisted and turned with every new comment after
            condescendingly asking me if I read all of yours. What more is going on?
            You must be in the know so do tell me. It’s not a knee jerk reaction.
            DID YOU READ MY COMMENT? He has a long history of this. Google search engine. Use it. I’m not offended. I’m annoyed and disgusted as anyone should be over
            racist remarks. You have made it clear you side with his views which
            forces me to believe you are racist.

          • Daryl Peek

            I read your comment. As a Laker fan and a black man there’s nothing wrong with calling out racism when it shows itself but why bash other black men you do not know for not doing things the way you would? This was the point of me saying be cautious and bringing up the Buss Sterling friendship. You are convicting the entire Clippers team and coaches in calling them coons for being guilty by association, that’s the parallel.

          • Shannon

            Oh so you finally figured out a way to make all those random comments connect together? Why not say that 3 comments ago? Why? Because I can and because no black man should ever WILLINGLY(which was emphasized in my first comment!!) work for a racist. Blake was drafted by them, he had no choice really. I did not call them all coons. Again, you need to comprehend what you read. Now you are disturbing my viewing of this Grizzlies/Thunder game. I’m not going to sit up arguing with you all night because you need someone to talk to. Bye!

          • Daryl Peek

            My final comment goes back to what was already said. At this juncture there’s no grounds for those who don’t feel a knee jerk reaction is necessary, nor should they be judged for feeling that way. There are many in this country who are racist. Whether Blake was drafted by Sterling or not he still had/has a choice.

            This is like those that demand for people to divest their money into a cause or how Magic felt the pressure of differing agendas when appointed to the Aides commission by Bush in the 90′s. Magic had to do things his way and that was the right thing to do. As we know, Magic was judged big time for many decisions he made at the time.

          • Shannon

            k

            You have a great night now ya hear, Uncle Tom.

          • e3bonz

            I think that’s true for everyone DP, we all reap what we sow. There’s a story in the news that the recording is fake, done to get back at Sterling for a law suit he started. That just sounds like a damage control response to me.

          • Lol

            crazy bitch rofl

          • Shannon

            Daryl is that you under a new name? You poor thing. You sound like a 5th grader. Crazy bitch. Wow I’m so offended. Let me go cry.

          • Lol

            crying like a little girl

          • Shannon

            You must be a relative of that klansman Sterling. You around here complaining about my comments like a sad little queen. Awww poor you.

          • Ronald Payne

            Oh so now anyone who disagrees with you is racist. Which of course is not the case. I’ll de-bunk you all day. It’s really easy to rile you up. You just don’t know what you are talking about, and everyone here knows it. Go ahead…..get mad. This is fun.

          • Lol

            dumbass bitch quit bitching around here like a girl on her period rofl

          • Shannon

            You mad you faggot? Yeah you real mad.

          • Megan

            Faggot as a slur? Idiot.

          • Ronald Payne

            You know them all? I mean the clippers. The only Coon in here is you. and if you’re not careful, that’s all you’ll ever be. How offensive to say that. I don’t believe you are black. Like they have a choice over where they play. Who made you God, and gave you the right to judge? Why don’t you take that mirror and turn it around? I’m a black man. I find great offense with what you said.

          • LakersOverEverything

            I don’t mean to butt in or take sides, but I too am confused as to the point of DP’s comment. If DP had just said be cautious then I could understand his explanation, but the part where he went on and on about dr. Buss seemed completely out of place, and well….”pointless” unless you were trying to insuate that Dr. Buss could also have been racist.

          • Chrmngblly

            DP, is naturally pompous but inside I think he is a nice guy, if often ill-informed. Aren’t you glad I stuck up for you, Daryl?

      • Thomas Torres

        SACRILEGE!!! HOW DARE YOU COMPARE DR. BUSS TO THAT SCUMBAG!! Dr. Buss treated his players with love & respect. Magic was like his own. A Card game is just a card game & does not depict a man’s disposition or personality.

        • Daryl Peek

          Ignore the entire comment and single out a certain part of it out of context.

          • Chrmngblly

            What is a coon, other than being one more piece of derogatory slang? I sounds like it has more meaning to black folks than I ever gave it credit for.

          • Daryl Peek

            It’s just as bad as being called the N-word.

          • Chrmngblly

            Thanks, DP. No bullshit this time.

          • Karl Leinfelder

            It is a very derogative word that can easily be the cause of ire and possibly an altercation. The term has been around for a very long time and in fact I was familiar with the word many years ago when I was young. It is about one of the last words that you use in addressing someone or talking about an individual.

          • Chrmngblly

            OK. So is it considered better, worse, the same or different than the “N”-word? I have heard the word before, I just was wondering about the broad cultural meaning of the term.

          • Karl Leinfelder

            Good morning: You had asked for the derivation of the word “coon”. There may be more than one interpretation or derivative of the term. According to the finding on the International Internet the following for one of them is as follows: ‘Coon – Comes from the last syllable of barracoes, the Portuguese word for buildings constructed for holding slaves before they were sold.” It also is an abbreviated form of the word “raccoon”. It is a totally unacceptable word and is classified as the most mean-spirited form of name calling. I hope that helps.

          • Chrmngblly

            Yes, thank you. I thought it might also mean that you were a country N_er, too, you know, two slaps in the face or something. I wasn’t planning on using the word anyway, so no sweat….:-)

          • Josh

            I thought coon was what rednecks called a raccoon. We’re going coon huntin tonight. I’m learning new things.

          • Chrmngblly

            Thanks for ragging on me one more time, Josh..:-)

          • Karl Leinfelder

            “Racism is like a refuge for ignorance”.

          • Josh

            I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make with the quote. I’m just sharing that I never heard the word “coon” before moving to southern Ohio–more South than Midwest. Here it is used to refer to raccoons. I never heard any other usage until the comments on this page.

    • Derekjames Hutcherson

      Three just getting money. Black folk kill eack other all day long, should I stop being black?

      • Shannon

        Spoken like a true coon. They can get money elsewhere in the league.

        • Ronald Payne

          You can’t help but say nasty, disgusting, rascist comments can you? This is the problem with kids. You have no understanding of what you are actually saying. You can’t help but curse can you? can you make your point without putting other people down, whom you also don’t know. No One here agrees with you. You lost the debate. The only Coon here is you, you just don’t know it. That’s the sad part. “It takes one to know one” ” Who are you to judge?” and what are doing to improve lives? According to your posts….nothing. Care for an intelligent conversation? No……….? Without cursing and rascist comments? You can’t do it can you? Get mad. Oh, I know – I’m racist, right? That’s ok. You’re racist and don’t even know. Wake up!

    • coach41

      No, they are not coons, they are professional, they are not responsible for what their stupid owners actions, they are under contact, they aren’t going to loose millions, they are playing for something bigger than the owners deeds, can’t let one person stop 15 players who have worked all year for this moment. It’s bout the team, fans. Not bout the owner

      • Shannon

        I didn’t say they were responsible for what that pig said. They are not professional. Some of them willingly chose to play for a known racist when there are 29 other teams not sullied with these accusations. Everything the team does, the owner benefits. DO you not understand that? I actually don’t think they should sit out or boycott because they are there already. That was not the point of my first comment. Read it again, this time slowly. You all act like this was their only option. I’m not understanding the defense of the Clippers by Lakers fans. In fact it’s sickening. The media and fans KILLED Kobe after those false rape accusations and NO ONE said let’s wait and see. Fuck that. Go to Clippers games-the owner benefits. Clippers win a title-owner benefits. It is about him.

        • ScottieP

          False rape accusations? PAID TO SHUT UP.

        • SJL

          except for the pride of playing. you make great points though.

      • SJL

        nicely put

    • T

      Lakers are better?!?!?!? Who are they playing in the playoffs this year? Sterling says, Shut up Nigger!

  • Terabyte187

    Obviously fuck Sterling, but why fuck the Clippers too? Clearly they have HUGE decisions to make, and at this point, NONE of them are to blame.

  • Rob

    sterling gotta go period

  • bob

    Thanks alot stern- cp3

  • vdogg

    the clippers are a terrible organization and it starts at the top. even their biased announcers, ralph lawler and mike smith, are racists. GO LAKERS

  • myJasper

    I recently became a Clippers fan. But at this point – GO WARRIORS!

    • honestly

      youre a fucking bandwagon fan… gtfo!

  • Lakeshow

    The Clippers should go on strike and forfeit the playoffs. It’ll keep racist Sterling from making more money off his playoff team. It’ll also make sure the Clippers don’t win a ring this year. Go Lakers

    • box5

      Amen shannon yell

  • box5

    Funny how all others who spoke about this racist sack of shit comments were all swepted under a rug till people heard a tape smh (yet dismissed his obvious actions over the years) but a guy like desean jackson can be cut over a rumor that he was a gang banger! Kobe fined 100k for a gay slur immediately (which we all know he didn’t mean in a literal sense) yet the new commissioner says to take a wait and see investigative approach with sterling. Again you can’t be a true racist without power, (You can be one ignorant and misguided son of bitch) but if you can’t hold one down and make rules to suppress though wrong, it’s not really hurting nothing. Now in this case is racism at an all time high, and I think sterling not getting an immediate fine is a sign of racist at the top working together, trust me, the late Marge Schott isn’t the only one to refer to black talent entertaining and making them money as their “MILLION DOLLAR NIGGERS”, believe that! Yell

    • Hmmm

      It’s because this is a bigger issue way at the top. It’s not as simple as a fine, and they’re probably thinking about how they could sell the team off for him.
      If the team doesn’t get sold off, him being there will hurt the team in that new players are less likely to sign there. It would be bad for the league because the clippers are finally a good team.

    • Chaz Lesniewicz

      We need Affirmative action in the NBA so other races can get a FAIR SHARE at the money…. Blacks are monster racist that don’t want anyone else upsetting the money cart….

  • Earl

    I am a Lakers fan and i stand proud today saying the Clippers have lost all their power within the city.Now the top free agents will be looking to play for the Lakers and Jim Buss,not racist ignorant Donald Sterling and the Clippers.All the respect is back where it belongs with the Lakers.I hope we get the #1 pick and draft Andrew Wiggins and he becomes the best player in a long time.

    That is right players now will not play for the Clippers since the owner is openly a racist and his current players are probably looking to leave the Clippers.This can only mean great things for the Lakers.

    I am not saying nobody will play for the Clippers i am just saying the Lakers are now looked at as the team to join after this huge racial situation involving the racist Clippers owner Donald Sterling.This bodes well for the Lakers in every way possible.Now the Lakers look classy compared to the laughingstock Clippers.Their is no place for Donald Sterling in the NBA words from LeBron James today.Their is no place for racism in the NBA.GTFO Clippers move.

    • Hmmm

      I forgot the Lakers were the only other option for players to go to.

    • TheTruthKills

      It’s sad that it took this for the Lakers to “get the respect and power of the city back”. We’re so inept as a franchise that it takes a racist owner for us to get any respect.

  • Earl

    Donald Sterling put his foot in his mouth.

  • Irving Mark Bailey

    Boycott the Clippers until that asshole is gone.

    • Chaz Lesniewicz

      Nope.. I will start listening and taking blacks seriously when they clean up a failed culture ..

  • God ¢╫Γןϟϟϟ

    hopefully cp3 will demand a trade to the lakers LOL wishful thinking…

    • God ¢╫Γןϟϟϟ

      jk tho

  • Bayz

    Fuck the clippers and their bitchass racist owner I always thought they are bunch of punks playing on that team any way LAKERS FOR LIFE and I m proud to support a class organization like that top to bottom

  • boone

    I wouldnt go to c that bs play anyway ol fake ass lakers wanna b’s

  • X

    the IGNORANCE in here is serious. I mean Losing on purpose to teach the owner a lesson are you guys serious. i’m black, me hearing this will piss me off but i will not jeopardize all my hard work over some racist remarks. this can be a one in a lifetime chance to win a championship (for them) you have to think professionally their role models of course it can send two messages 1 its alright to give the racist man what he wants 2 never give up and don’t let someone or something stop you from doing something for yourself. i mean i didn’t know boycott meant give up or lose on purpose the only way you can boycott is making sure hes striped from being a owner. what if next year one of those players have a career ending injury will you hate yourself for giving up i see this in different ways.
    don’t take all this the wrong way but you have to understand whats at stake here

    @Shannon, Calling them coons i understand your view but that is ignorant im sorry but i want you to show me Where anyone of those players said that they don’t mind playing for a racist?????????????/

    *PLEASE UNDERSTAND WHERE I’M COMING FROM BEFORE YOU JUDGE OR SHARE YOUR OPINION*

    • Godlyrebel

      …6

    • Shannon

      When did you all become basketball fans? Donald Sterling is a known racist. Known racist. WILLINGLY(this word you all seem to have skipped in my comment) playing for him says what about you as a person? That was what I said. Have any of them addressed this issue yet? Nope they haven’t. They’ll release some b.s. statement they didn’t even write that will sound just like what you said. We aren’t him, we aren’t playing for him, this is our time, yadda yadda. Good thing they won’t win the title this year. It’s probably be better on them if they don’t anyway.

  • Godlyrebel

    i have gave away all my sterling silver over this

    • R3N3GVD3

      LOL

      • joseph

        HAHAHA nice one

        • Josh Melton

          Pizza

      • Josh Melton

        LOL

    • LordSwank

      Ctfu

    • X

      Nice One Bro

  • LakersFixed

    This is work place discrimination.
    If the Lakers play it right, CP, Blake and Doc Rivers can all resign and become the Lakers next season.

    Buy out Kobe’s contract.

    Add Lebron.

    Bring D. Jordan in as well.

    Lakers will have CP Blake and Lebron next season.

    • vdogg

      yes, just add lebron. simple enough. LOL. stay off the blow, buddy. and screw CP, blake AND doc. i wouldn’t want them anywhere near the purple and gold.

      • Josh Melton

        LeBron is better than Kobe and Jordan. Deal with it

    • Josh Melton

      LeBron will never play for your stupid Lakers he’s a Champion known for being loyal. Besides that he’s has no time to carry Kobe to another ring, seeing as the rapist is nothing more but a sidekick. needed Shaq to get him 5 rings..

      • vdogg

        yes, because all rape victims brag about having had sex with their alleged rapists. get a clue. you know nothing about the lakers. BE GONE

  • TheTruthKills

    Kobe says he couldn’t play for him, but almost signed with him back in 2004.

  • SHELLEY

    please listen to the audio again. Sounds to me like the girlfriend or ex-girlfriend set him up. If you listen, you can hear the leading questions. Even when he said “I don’t want to talk about it anymore” – she continued to pry and lead him to the answers that would be worthy of “cashing in” with TMZ.
    I have made some “not-so-admirable” comments about my ex’s including taping their conversation to share with another woman. Come on people, WAKE UP! Be careful of “pillow talk” (conversations immediately after sex)!
    HELL HAS NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED!

    • ScottieP

      agreed………Lakers fans just having to find something else to do this time of year other than watch the playoffs……but wait til next year, yada, yada, yada, when we come in 9th place……. Kobe needs to hang em up and clear some salary cap.

  • T

    LoL! Kobe couldn’t play for him, that’s funny, can’t play against him either. Nobody cares what a rapist thinks

  • GP

    has it been proven that Sterling actually said these things? I know the media would never just run with a story about racism

  • DDBM60

    This coming from a man who bought his way out of a rape conviction I have less respect for Kobe then the owner.

    • purp& goldpride

      How do you buy yourself out of conviction? I’m a woman and I find that offensive. Any women who has truly been raped or treated unfair, wants that man IN JAIL, NOT $$.

      Kobe was guilty of cheating on his wife, he never raped a slut who had sex with multiple guys in same day. Stfu

  • ObamaNazi

    Kobi only like white people that he can ass rape

  • Steve Berger

    Sterling is a nut job and a hypocrite. But, I have a big problem with people recording private phone calls and then selling them. That’s messed up. Sterling had no sterling track record before this anyway. He has a history of unethical business behavior as well.

  • eyeblion

    Kobe, the cheater, an overpaid basketball player should keep his big mouth shut!

    • vdogg

      you first.

      • eyeblion

        How’s Kobe’s cheating these days. . .come on Kobe lover, tell us how he walks on water?

        • vdogg

          ha. you have some serious problems, kid. might wanna get those checked out.

  • Chaz Lesniewicz

    The NBA is about 85% Black so since blacks are only roughly 13% that makes the league obvious racist and we need to apply Affirmative action so other races can get a fair share of the contracts…

  • megahurts106

    He said he couldn’t play for sterling from what I seen this year he didn’t play for the lakers. He needs to get his marital problems fixed before running his mouth.

  • tgbtwlly

    How about everyone get over it!!!!why don’t these crap rappers get criticized about what they say or the black celebrities or al Sharptown and Jessie Jackson they are the true racist along with Obama ! Everything people say now days is offensive to someone in this country . You people need to get a life!!!! Freedom of speech we are still entitled to that right now!!!!!!

    • Rita Long

      Its what he said how was talking to his girlfriend trying to change Her mind . We in know this Man has been a racist since he bought the Clippers. Many Player have been Paid Millions starting in the 89;s

  • NA NA

    Then don’t play for him. And for that matter you don’t even have to like him. He has a right to rent to and not rent to and like and not like whomever he wants. Sorry, liberals, you can’t make people like you

    • kgbx1

      That is not true.

      • NA NA

        is so. no it isn’t. is so. no it isn’t. grow up

  • Linda

    It’s a freedom of speech country he has a right we don’t have to listen. Get rid of him quick and move on. There will always be haters. Don’t take it out on the team. Go Clippers and don’t give this racist anymore air time.

  • ralphb513

    People have the right to believe what they want to believe, say what they want to say, and tell their mistress what they want them to do. Gold diggers and athletes are all the same. They assume an importance they do not deserve. We are extremely lucky the Constitution was written by WASPs.

    • Karl Leinfelder

      Hey Ralph, Making a derogative comment about the fact that the constitution was engineered (fortunately) by WASPs is an insult to those who were not protestant or Asian. What a ridiculous and demeaning thing to utter. Can we assume that you are a white Anglo-Saxon protestant? You probably are intellectually ignorant of the Anglo-Saxon history.

  • Amber Ohmyachingback Topps

    Love the Lakers and the Clippers but the Clippers have a terrible boss like most people that live in the USA,this is a racist country and we work for racist people so what do we do quit our jobs because our bosses are racist I THINK NOT,thats a cope out.

  • dcraw2001

    I hope these players find the “Rosa Parks” within them and boycott playing for this nut. Show some freaking pride in yourself!

    • DopinShamoke

      They are paid to do a job and they should hold up to that commitment or be fired.

  • Fantasy Maker

    typical selfish Bryant. You play for the love of the game, your teammates, the fans, the coaches and finally the owner.

  • dontyouworryboutit

    Who cares he has a right to feel and say anything he wants, if the blacks don’t like it then don’t listen simple as that. Its okay for them to dish out trash talk all the time but whine like babies when it goes the other way, get over it!

    • savtheanimals

      I so agree with you!

  • Jagrick

    NFL Baby! The draft is almost upon us and I don’t like or follow basket ball but I feel for you all having to deal with a very sensitive issue.

  • John Hill

    White guys offended because the NBA make-up is 85% Black, however you have not upset when Wall Street is 95% White, the Senate of the United States is 99% White and the Governor’s of this Country is 99% White….get over your damn selves ….these Black Men make Trillions of dollars for these owners and they deserve respect…..and for all of you who called this a first amendment right, remember Jeremiah Wright…..saying you don’t want Black people at your team games is an insult and a racist statement, I don’t give a damn about your first amendment rights…

  • SJL

    While it has gotten better…it has a ways to go. At least today nobody has come to his defense – that I know of. He is just a terrible man that will soon die alone.

    • savtheanimals

      I’m on his side, now what?

      • independentbynature

        That’s where the,still has a ways to go,comes in.

  • Joel Anthony

    How about, “I wouldn’t play for him regardless of the pay, period”.

  • savtheanimals

    All of a sudden he’s coming out of the woodwork. Talk about something being pushed way over the limit, this whole thing started behind some bimbo. He should pack her stuff up and send her back to where she came from. I heard the recording and it’s not near as bad as what the media is trying to portray. What about the slogan, “white men can’t jump”? I am so sick and tired of the racial crap!

    • Karl Leinfelder

      On the other hand the white man is really not as good at jumping. You may not want to hear of it but it is true

  • Jus Reflectin

    So what she baited him. He said what is on his mind and in his heart. He didn’t have to say any of that if he didn’t mean it…

    • Karl Leinfelder

      Hey Jus, Just because something ill mannered comes to one’s mind doesn’t mean that he had to express it. We are not at a lower class of animals were one actions are based upon instinct.

  • George Goldberg

    kobe”has-been”loser,who?

  • Susan Brunkhorst

    This is appalling and inappropriate. He needs to be fired or let go…Just get rid of this racist.

  • george harris

    hey BLACKIE ever notice your the only one 99.9% of the time that cries racist why is that when there are other minoritys here. let me tell you why YOUR TO FUCKING LAZY you see everyone else puts on there big boy pants and make something of themselves you want it handed to you and when some one says something you don’t like you CRY RACIST… YOUR TRIBE IS PATHIC

    • kgbx1

      What he said is without question racist.

    • Karl Leinfelder

      I’ll tell you one thing George; no one will ever accuse you of being a charitable individual. Your racists remarks do very little in helping to bridge the gap between the races as far as cultural compatibility is concerned. And your language betrays your linguistic prowess. Now, if someone addressed you in the manner that you did, you would not be very happy. Your attempt to denigrate the black person brings up an interesting thought: There is ample evidence that the first homo sapiens to inhabit

      • george harris

        well I guess the other 51 votes I got don’t believe you either

        • Karl Leinfelder

          Don’t believe what???? That the original race came from Africa and that the originators of the present race were black. And yet you still throw stones at your parents? Incidentally, what 51 people are your talking about?

  • Harold McDaniel

    He was just calling a spade a spade.

  • smell you right

    I don’t like Kobe, because I am from Philly. I can say this. Every one is created equal, and the people that hate, are less intelligent than anyone. People made theses rules, unintelligent people, becasue they made laws that still separate. Being an American is hard, people should not be penalized because of their color. The US needs to fix that, becasue the USA is going world wide . There are more Latino’s in La, then whites. If they vote, everyone that is not Latino will be in trouble, because Latino’s stick together. And for the coach, I don’t thin he is a racist, He was intidmidate by the black man presence, because he is old and white, and is probably have a penis moment.

    • vdogg

      if the sixers had drafted kobe first in 96, you’d like him.

    • Karl Leinfelder

      Dear Smell You Right: You said the following; “Every one is created equal, and the people that hate, are less intelligent than anyone”. Intelligence has little to do with hate. Hitler was very hateful but on the other hand was quite intelligent. By the way, you should have noticed that as you punched in your message (posting) the spell checker kicks in right away and automatically. It certainly is easier to read something that is not misspelled. Same can be said for grammar.

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