Clippers owner set up by professional woman friend

So many people are called racist these days that one is often skeptical.

Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is the latest to feel the wrath of the offended.

Don’t get me wrong. I don’t agree with any of his comments. But they were made in private, and that’s where they should have remained. Stiviano

The man is obviously a fool for getting involved with the likes of V. Stiviano, upon whom he bestowed expensive gifts, reportedly including $500,000 worth of luxury cars, a $1.8-million duplex, and other lavish gifts. 

For his generosity, Sterling was rewarded by Stiviano with the ultimate betrayal, setting him up, secretly taping their private conversations and releasing them to Deadspin, an in-your-face sports and gossip web site. 

Every news report I’ve seen thus has dwelled on his comments, ignoring the fact that his remarks were made in private. Like them or not, people are entitled to their opinions, no matter how outrageous.

Stiviano denies that Sterling was her boy friend, claiming their relationship was “strictly professional,” according to TMZ.  Not much of a stretch, easy to believe.

An individual with Sterling’s resources will have some great lawyers on the payroll. Hopefully, she gets time behind bars for the secret taping to reconsider her profession. The next millionaire won’t be as trusting.

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Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

6 thoughts on “Clippers owner set up by professional woman friend”

  1. Poorly said, Charlie. In private he told a black girl to not bring black people with her to basketball game. A game played by mostly black players. He also told a black girl to not publicize her association with black people. Whatever her motivation the results are laudable. I wonder what his present physical condition would be if h said these words to one of his male black employees.
    Your harsh judgement of the girl stands in contrast to your obvious sympathy for this rich old racist.Of course he is entitled to his opinions just as one is entitled to judge him based on his opinions. As his wife says “Our family is devastated by the racist comments made by my estranged husband”.

    1. Ken, I do not see where anyone is showing “sympathy for this rich old racist”. While there is rightly concern from many about how this latest of his transgressions was exposed and abused. It was not necessary to violate the man’s right to privacy in order to show him for what he is. That he wasn’t brought to task sooner is one major concern, and proves the lack of principles of so many who now accuse him; the NAACP and this prostitute could tolerate him as long he gave them money/precious things, but are willing to go to any methods to destroy him when the money won’t be coming their way any longer.

      Sympathy? None for Sterling. None for the whore he kept. None for the NAACP who knew him well while they feted him. None for Magic Johnson who should have learned long ago that consorting with whores causes problems, (a lesson he should have taken to heart when they gave him AIDS), None for accusers/Leagues/players/coaches/escorts/whoremongers/ and so on who turned a blind eye while they were getting theirs. None for Larry Johnson who by calling for an all-black NBA has committed a violation as grievous as Sterling’s. And, not lastly, by absolutely worthy of inclusion; none for President Obama, (“typical white person”), who long ago showed that he has no moral authority on the subject because he is as prejudiced as Sterling ever was.

      So, a pox on all their houses; and a scream of utter frustration over yet more loss of a common understanding of what is worth defending and what is just more manna for the quasi-intellectual whores who seem to be in control of our destiny.

  2. Well stated, Rick. We must guard against the knee-jerk mentality that seems to inflict a growing percentage of the population who want to get their way regardless of the consequences to individual freedoms.

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