Ex-Clippers Speak Up Against Sterling

Published on 14-May-2014 by Stacey Mickles

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Ex-Clippers Speak Up Against Sterling

This has been a bad week for the Los Angeles Clippers and their banned owner, Donald Sterling. 

After his embarrassing interview Monday night and the follow-up interview Anderson Cooper did with Magic Johnson last night, you knew that it just wasn't going to be the Clips' week.

To add insult to injury, the Clippers blew a 13-point lead to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the final minutes of last night's game that may wind up costing them the series.

To make matters worse, now former Clippers like Eldridge Recasner are speaking up to explain how much of a nightmare Donald Sterling really is.

Marques Johnson tells of an incident with Sterling years ago after the death of his son in an accident.

A quick story — in 1986, I had what was really a career-ending neck injury and in 1987, I lost a son in a drowning accident. An intermediary told me to call Donald because he wanted to reach out and talk to me about a contract dispute [after the season]. I called Donald up and he told me he was going to ruin me, that he was going to crush me financially, and that I needed to go ahead and settle on his terms if I wanted to have any money left. He talked to me to me like I was a piece of just bat guano.

Donald Sterling, Shelly Sterling, they’ve got to be relieved of their duties as owners of this basketball team. You’ve got to have a complete break in order for this thing to go away.

Sterling is not only a bad guy, he is a borderline evil person. What owner threatens his own players, especially after the loss of a child? Donald Sterling, that's who.

After a bad call made in last night's game, you have to seriously wonder if the NBA would be better off if the Clippers season ends quickly and quietly Thursday night so the league can just move on, far away from this whole situation.