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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Clippers Players Protest and More Sterling Audio Surface; A Distinction ....White Jew/Black Jew

Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports Players did not display the Clippers logo during warm-ups before Sunday's game vs. the Warriors.
Clippers Take Unified Stand, Remove Shooting Shirts
Before Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Clippers chose to take off their shooting shirts and wear their warm up shirts inside out to protest owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist remarks.

The NBA Los Angeles Clippers protested their owners sickening racism in the only way they could within the parameters of their lucrative contracts. They protest comments infrequently brought to the light of scrutiny, but are often spoken in households, over telephones and whispered. The Clipper's owner, Donald Sterling (AKA Donald Tokowitz, son of immigrant Jews from Boyle Heights a neighborhood in Los Angeles, originally home to Jewish immigrants....comments and driving psyche are endemic of far too many people who call themselves "good Americans." And, to finish that thought, his psyche is systemic among Americans in the millions. 

You have probably viewed the original 9:26 minute video clip. If you not have viewed the clip, have at it: original nine-minute tape acquired by TMZ l. You might find it revealing.  Moreover, it is now a legacy of US History, and you certainly want to know our history.  

If you are wondering why, I parenthetically flagged Donald Sterling via his original name, there are more minutes to the taped discussion/rant. Apparently, he can suggest his concubine may be "stupid," (a far too common perception by far too many whites) while he fails to perceive the scope of his own stupidity. Stupidity deeply ingrained via a life of social deprivation passed to him via his family and the environment in which he lived his life. My reason for delineating a snippet of Sterling's background? Watch and listen.

Dead Spin offers a transcript of the interaction for those who prefer to read word vs listen to the filth.

The racist layers and differentiates between white and black Jews.  He did so with a 100 to 150% personal differentiation withing the Jews Faith.  

No, Jewish or not Jewish, Sterling exemplifies an undercurrent in the United States and speaks to the fallacy of the US SCOTUS peeling away at protections from the whims of majority that shows signs of increasing racial nationalism and indifference to a tolerant and diverse society.

Apparently, Sterling's wife attended today's playoff game without the firebrand racist. 

In 2013, Jeff Perlman  published a piece titled: "The Eccentric Donald Sterling." The piece relates to Sterling's efforts to hire a head Coach for his Clippers and  Rollie Massimino. 
Question. Can the NBA actually leave the team as currently structured relative to ownership?  I certainly cannot see how if the audio is valid and unedited.  I also cannot fathom how the NBA can simply fine or restrict Sterling out of this horrific personal revelation. 
Those who really, really, really follow the NBA might remember Phipps as the Clippers’ general manager back from October, 1982 until April, 1984. He was a well-regarded executive; a nice man with genuine credibility and an eye for talent. I interviewed him several months ago for a book about the NBA in the 1980s. He told me a story about Sterling that didn’t make the final pages, but stands out nonetheless. 
According to Phipps, during his time with the team he conducted a search for a head coach to replace the fired Paul Silas. “We needed someone different,” Phipps told me, “and one of the first guys we talked to was Rollie Massimino.” At the time, Massimino was coaching Villanova, and was known as a guy on the rise. “He flew in, and Pete Babcock (the director of player personnel) and I were impressed. He was very organized, he had a great philosophy, we liked his approach to practice. When we got done with him, he had to fly from San Diego to Los Angeles, then Los Angeles back to Philly. Don told us he’d like to meet with him. Oh, boy.” Sterling told Phipps he’d sit down with Massimino at the gate inside Los Angeles International Airport. “We told Rollie he’s a bit eccentric,” Phipps said. “He’ll probably have his shirt open and six gold chains sticking out. 
“Don,” Phipps continued, “liked to have other women outside his marriage. There was one blonde girl in particular who was his friend.” 
Anyhow, according to Phipps, Massimino boarded the jet, and when he landed in Los Angeles he exited the walkway and spotted Sterling. “They met,” said Phipps, “and between 3 and 4 in the morning my phone rings.” It was an irate Massimino. “I’m sorry,” he told Phipps, “but I’d never work for that son of a bitch. Ever.” 
Phipps, half asleep, sat up on his bed and asked what went wrong. “Here’s this guy,” Massimino said, “and he has this blonde bimbo with him, they have a bottle of champagne, they’re tanked. And Don looks at me and he says, ‘I wanna know why you think you can coach these niggers.’” 
Massimino told Phipps he began screaming at Sterling and swore he’d rather die than become coach of the Clippers. “That,” said Phipps, “was life with Donald Sterling.”
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When we simply label such behavior as "eccentric," we effectively enable people like Sterling.  

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