How the players on the Los Angeles Clippers decided to protest what their boss Donald Sterling was allegedly recorded saying was not up to anyone else to decide, and harshly judging them for that decision is arrogant and out-of-line.
This is 2014, and as people like LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and even President Barack Obama have said, we cannot tolerate this behavior. And yet, the challenge for recently minted Commissioner Adam Silver is complicated.
The formalities were already covered by a series of phone calls between Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens. It was time to sit down and finalize a deal to make Stevens the 17th head coach to walk the sidelines for the storied franchise.