We love when people don’t waffle with their opinions!
After Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling had his racist comments leaked, people immediately had some strong reactions, and since the NBA playoffs are going on, it wasn’t hard to get athletes comments.
Before his game on Saturday, Lebron James let loose about what he thought should happen to Sterling. He said it was “unacceptable” and that NBA commissioner Adam Silver needed to be aggressive with his reaction. LBJ also said that he isn’t sure if he’d play in the game if Sterling were his team's owner, and that he’s more disappointed than angry (below).
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant echoed these sentiments, tweeting:
But Snoop, an El Lay native, didn’t mince words, and posted a NSFW Instagram video telling Sterling EXACTLY how he feels. He also captioned it:
“Message !! To the owner of the la clippers !! Ubicthu”
Celebs and people within the NBA are continuing to react to this situation, and we’ll keep you posted as they do.
P.S. Here is Lebron’s full reaction:
What are your thoughts on Donald Sterling’s comments?
“If the reports are true, it’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable in our league. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, Hispanic, whatever, all across the races. It’s unacceptable and as a commissioner in our league, they have to make a stand, and they have to be very aggressive with it. I don’t know what it’s going to be, but you just can’t have that in our league. We’re the model citizens of all sports around the world and because we’re the most recognizable, I mean, it figures. You see us all the time, you see our logos, you see our players, and for an owner to come out and say the things that he said, it’s very disrespectful, it’s very appalling and one of my best friends and dear friends plays on his team in Chris Paul and I haven’t had an opportunity to talk to him but I can only imagine what’s going through his head.”
How difficult would it be to play with that hanging over…
“I don’t know. I kind of waivered back and forth whether I would actually sit out. If our owner would come out and say the things that he said, I would really have to sit down with my teammates, talk to my family because at the end of the day, our family, and our teammates are way more important than that. Basketball is huge, obviously the playoffs have been unbelievable, and I hate the fact that something like this has to come out when the playoffs have been unbelievable and the game of basketball continues to grow, but there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league. There is no room for him.”
Does it make you angry?
“I’m not angry. Just disappointed more than anything. There is only 30 owners and 400-plus of us. For a player, I just think…I put my…I can only imagine if a player came out and said something of that stature what would happen to us as players. So, I believe in Adam [Silver], I believe in the NBA and they have to do something and do something very fast and quickly before this really gets out of hand. Like I said, there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league, man. There it is.”
[Image via WENN.]
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