Free At Last: Doc Rivers' New Contract Loses Old Sterling Conditions

Published on 29-Aug-2014 by Xavier McSpaniel
Basketball - NBA / NBA Daily Opinion

Free At Last: Doc Rivers' New Contract Loses Old Sterling Conditions

Doc Rivers got a new deal from the LA Clippers that will see him calling the shots -- and accusing the Golden State Warriors of cowardice -- until 2018-2019.

The consensus among NBA insiders is that Rivers' new contract will net him $10million-plus per year.

"This is an important day for this organization," Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said in a statement that was all capital letters and contained many spelling errors. "I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship culture that will deliver results both on and off the court...It was one of my top priorities to ensure that he was firmly in place as the long-term leader of this team."

While the money is nice, the big win for Rivers was the repealing of a number of clauses in the previous, Donald Sterling-drafted agreement. Some of the required bans removed include:

  • Talking black
  • Walking black
  • Being black
  • Appearing in public
  • Quoting Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and JJ from Good Times
  • Stealing cotton
  • Hiding OJ Simpson
  • Using the terms jive and blood
  • Watching the film White Men Can't Jump
  • Discreetly video-taping the owner during a racist rant

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