The Donald Sterling-TMZ story has many peoples in association with the NBA speaking out against the racist owner. From Lebron James to Jerryd Bayless to Kenny Smith, they’re not holding back on the matter. Here is a compilation of the different comments from players, coaches, etc. We will update as more comments surface on the matter.
Peter Holt, Chairman and CEO of San Antonio Spurs: “I want to be very careful. The league is doing its own investigation and I don’t want to jump the gun. I don’t know the context, but from what I’ve heard it sounds bad and it isn’t like this is the first go-around for him. They’ve got a great team and the problem with it for him, in my opinion — forget the NBA — is that it takes away from the success of the team and the focus on the team, which is unfortunate.”
LeBron on Sterling: “If the reports ads true, it’s unacceptable.”
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) April 26, 2014
Dwyane Wade said he feels for Clipper players, having to deal with this Sterling distraction during playoffs.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) April 26, 2014
I also wouldn’t put on that jersey with Sterling still as the owner.
— Jerryd Bayless (@jerrydbayless) April 26, 2014
Racism is a refuge to ignorance. Sterling has shown his primitive uneducated thoughts.It’s a shame the only thing u are rich in is money.
— Kenny Smith (@TheJetOnTNT) April 26, 2014
Popovich on Sterling comments: ‘obviously it’s disgusting’
— Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) April 26, 2014
Damian Lillard on Sterling: “If that was up to me, as far as what organization I would choose to be a part of, I wouldn’t be a part of that”
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) April 26, 2014