J.A. Adande of ESPN reported on Thursday that in a lawsuit filed in November against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, former Clippers general manager Elgin Baylor made shocking claims against his old boss.
According to the lawsuit, Baylor claims that late in his tenure as general manager, Sterling brought women into the locker room to look at the players while they showered:
"While ignoring my suggestions and isolating me from decisions customarily reserved for general managers, the Clippers attempted to place the blame for the team's failures on me," Baylor said in the declaration. "During this same period, players Sam Cassell, Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.' I brought this to Sterling's attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room."
He also accused Sterling of firing him "on the basis of age and race."
Baylor, who was a Clippers executive from 1986 to 2008, alleges that Sterling was unwilling to "fairly compensate African-American players" and as a result, the team "lost a lot of good talent."
The Hall of Famer also claimed that "Sterling and Clippers president Andy Roeser made references to his age for the last 10 years of his employment and questioned his ability to still do his job."
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