The NBA has a mess on its hands, as Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made racist remarks in an extended audio clip first released by TMZ, in which he called for his girlfriend V. Stiviano that he does NOT want her bringing black people to his games, and allegedly forcing her to delete photos off of her Instagram account of pictures with her posing with black athletes Matt Kemp and Magic Johnson.
Sunday, extended version of the original audio clip that featured racist remarks allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling emerged, containing essentially more of the same types of offensive comments that has caused a virtual firestorm.
In the clip obtained by Deadspin, the man alleged to be Sterling makes comments that come across as being even more incredulous, especially considering the fact that he seems to be upset when accusing the woman of thinking that he’s a racist.
As the NBA continues to investigate the alleged racist comments of Donald Sterling, Michael Jordan, the only black majority owner stated, "As a former player, I’m completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA - or anywhere else - for the kind of racism..."
Union representative Kevin Johnson calls for sanctions against Donald Sterling, as well. “There must be sanctions that make it clear that the NBA family will have zero tolerance for such conduct. Today, tomorrow, forever,” Johnson said.
During Sunday's Game 4 in Oakland, the Los Angeles Clippers turned their warm-up shirts inside out to hide team logo in apparent protest of Donald Sterling.
Now, the Trail Blazers will show their sign of protest and league unity towards Sterlings alleged comments.
#Blazers all wearing black socks for tonight's game to rally against racial injustice. Earl Watson: We wanted to show our league is unified.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 28, 2014
Told #Blazers Mo Williams, LaMarcus Aldridge came up with concept to wear black socks. Williams played for Sterling. He says he's pissed.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 28, 2014
Surely, discipline will come down on Donald Sterling, if all allegations are found to be true. Until then, former NBA players, current players and officials are already calling for stiff sanctions and penalties weighed against the Clippers owner, who has a long history of making racist remarks and discriminatory actions.