The NBA took a very strong position, with a principled view toward what is right in the long run. There is no place in the NBA for racism -- unacceptable by any measure.
This week, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver restored our faith in the notions of human dignity, respect, humanity and accountability. After the utterly s...
It is good the NBA responded swiftly in this particular instance. But more work needs to be done to address the racism which permeates much of our society today.
With Tuesday's decision by the NBA to ban prune-faced bigot Donald Sterling from the NBA and to fine him a whopping $2.5 million--his net worth runs around $2 billion, so that fine's going to hit him where he lives: right in his beer money--we have seen the end of racial discrimination in our time.
Enough is enough, sports fans. It's been suspected for decades that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is a racist jerk. Ditto the owner of that ...
If the rules of fundamental decency, privacy and fairness can be suspended for Sterling, they can be suspended for all of us.
Let's not get crazy. Let's not take the NBA's rather surprising and (cautiously) encouraging smackdown of racist billionaire team owner Donald Sterlin...
You could argue that the woman on the recording didn't really set up the man on the recording; instead, she let events play out in a way that seemed quite characteristic for the Clippers owner.
We can't eliminate every hurtful person in the world, but we can define our collective values as a sport and a nation when we, not the haters, have the last word.
Why selling the Clippers to the fans is the best way to respond to Donald Sterling's racist rant.
While the racist comments of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling shocked the sports world, they came as no surprise to those who have followed his record, explains sports columnist Dave Zirin.
For a man whose history is lined with repeated issues with race and discrimination, it's remarkable that it took us so long to get here. In fact, it get begs the question: Why now?
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.
Aside from the obvious fact that Olivia would not be welcome at a Clippers game (the character is played by African American actress Kerry Washington), there are a few tips any crisis expert would have advised.
For the better part of the last decade, the Washington Wizards have been a walking NBA representation of Murphy's Law. But the team has finally made a jump to become an Eastern Conference contender.
If our society complacently allows power brokers like Donald Sterling to go unpunished for their prejudice, it will be maddeningly difficult for America to progress towards a more just and equitable future.