The daily STEW (Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, is in trouble for racist comments reportedly recorded without his knowledge. Is the league right to discipline him, or should he be judged only in the court of public opinion?
The NBA is right to severely discipline Sterling, and the court of public opinion should be equally harsh. This is not about secret recordings and the girlfriend is blameless. This is about the attitude and conduct of an NBA owner, in a league where 70 percent of the players and a significant number of coaches are black. Without blacks there is no NBA. Estrus Tucker
It’s a grand day for the NBA and the country. Mike Hinshaw
He’s on his way out. The other owners see a threat to their business plans if he stays. Follow the money, because the bottom line is what it’s all about in so-called professional sports. The rest is all public relations. Pat Richardson
It sounds that he is unfit to run the Clippers or another NBA team. James Jerald Klatt
Paula Deen lost her TV show because of a racial slur she made back in the ’60s. As soon as that story came out, retailers stopped selling her products (i.e. cookware, baked goods). Paula has lost millions of dollars because of something she said nearly 50 years ago. What matters is what people say TODAY. Pam Brooks
NAACP should be utterly embarrassed. Charleston White
Funny moment on TV yesterday when crawl during a news show erroneously said he would not receive the lifetime achievement award from the NCAA (should have been NAACP). Betting he gets neither. Donna Darovich