It takes a very special kind of misguided rich-white-guy entitlement to slam dunk sexism and racism in one fell swoop. But Clippers owner Donald Sterling has shown that he possesses that specialness, in spades.
Via inestimable ESPN.com basketball chronicler J.A. Adande comes this absolutely reprehensible new nugget from the legal depositions of former team executive Elgin Baylor:
“Players Sam Cassell (pictured), Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that 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.”
Sweet mother Mary of Charles Barkley. We love the Clippers’ new energy and soon-to-be perennial all-star Blake Griffin, but Sterling needs to realize that these Baylor bombshells have placed his already tarnished reputation that much closer to beyond repair. Regardless of the legal outcome of this particular case, a Mea Culpa is in order from the Clippers owner. ASAP.