Monday, May 12, 2014

Donald Sterling's antics overtake NBA Playoff talk

From where I sit it looks like the posturing has begun from Donald Sterling...

It was the cut and dry feel good story; racist, despicable NBA owner gets turfed after being caught expressing his revolting views on tape. Fast action from the league leads to a life time suspension and attempts to force Sterling out. Now the defense has finally started with counter charges and denials. So, fantastic comebacks in two games are completely overshadowed by Sterling. Yes, fans will be talking about the Pacers and Clippers getting amazing late rallies, but the talk about Sterling will still be far too prevalent. What makes this worse is the almost certainty that the whole situation will descend into a 'he said, she said' match. Further to that the players have made it clear what they think of Sterling. All this is leaving the game itself a secondary player. Sports is supposed to be an escape from the pressures and stress of every day life. Sadly, for the foreseeable future the Clippers themselves will serve as a reminder that bigotry is closer than any of us would like.

At least that's how I see it, and I sit in the cheap seats.

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