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Donald Sterling is the hero America needs, says Donald Sterling

Jun 10, 2014, 7:23 PM EDT

Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team owner Donald Sterling attends the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills Reuters

Donald Sterling released a statement today that is so absurd – even for him – it deserves no further analysis than this:

Read it in a Christian Bale Batman voice. It’s better that way.

Meanwhile in reality…

  1. mackcarrington - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Comments like this prove that he really is mentally incapacitated.
    And it seems that he understands “freedom of speech” about as much as some of the posters on this site.
    He’s not being arrested and put in jail. You would think as an attorney he would know that a private entity can exercise their own rules about racial remarks such as his.
    The more he talks, the deeper he digs his own hole.

    • zerole00 - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:57 AM

      I’d be surprised if the NBA actually cared about Donald Sterling said, these owners have known each other for decades (and Sterling’s legal issues regarding racism are documented) so none of this should come as a surprise. The problem however, was Sterling’s words cost them money – and it was going to cost even more if he stayed. It’s not like the public and sponsors could unhear those words.

    • jamkarat - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:06 AM

      Exactly, he owns a franchise, and the other franchise owners have every right as a business entity, to excise a franchise holder that is hurting the brand, and there is a plethora of evidence that is true. I also agree his bizarre behavior bolsters the diagnosis.

    • adoombray - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:11 PM

      The incredulous reaction from Silver last night when they asked him about it during the halftime interview was amazing. He had that look like you get when you order a peperoni pizza and they send you one with broccoli instead. “I have no idea what he’s talking about” – and then, showing everyone why he is so awesome, seamlessly transitioned to “if he wants to litigate, he’s gonna litigate.” like you would say when your kid threatens to not finish his dinner.

      Silver is the best commissioner in sports and its not even close

  2. asimonetti88 - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    This is pretty funny. You would think that a lawyer like Donald Sterling would understand what the right to free speech entails.

  3. dablakdrphil - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    Donald

    YOU’RE DONE!!!

    enjoy the remaining years of your life and your fortunes

    • duhwighthoward - Jun 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM

      He is an avid reader of PBT. I’m sure he’ll take your advice.

      • dablakdrphil - Jun 11, 2014 at 3:33 PM

        I’m sure he won’t

  4. 00maltliquor - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    LOL!! OMG this can’t get any better, can it?! Can’t wait to see what next week brings!

    • bougin89 - Jun 11, 2014 at 9:39 AM

      Right? After reading this I asked myself “is this real life?”. How can Sterling be this delusional?

  5. sabatimus - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    BAHAHAHAHA this can’t be real can it?

  6. 00maltliquor - Jun 10, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    He needs a reality show. Replace Keeping Up With The Kardashians with Kicking Back With The Sterling’s!

  7. thegonz13 - Jun 10, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    So let me get this straight… They needed medical expertise to prove he is mentally incapacitated? Hell, a few minutes with Anderson Cooper was enough to prove the lights are on but nobody’s home!

  8. katra2logic - Jun 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    He is like someone in quicksand. The more he struggles, the quicker he sinks…

    • duhwighthoward - Jun 11, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      In what sense?

  9. sportsfan1949 - Jun 10, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    I enjoyed reading what should be Exhibit A in Mr. Sterling’s competency hearing! Too bad he and his lawyers have forgotten the difference between protection of free speech from government regulation as opposed to being responsible for your private speech being regulated under private agreements. Jerry Tarkanian can fill him on on this!

    • allamer1 - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:55 AM

      No, sportsfan. Private speech is private. Sterling made no PUBLIC comments which could violate his NBA agreement.

      • tcstunner - Jun 11, 2014 at 7:12 AM

        It’s better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. You should heed that advice. His free speech is in no way being infringed upon. He’s not being arrested. He can say whatever he wants. BUT the NBA as a private entity has the right to fire him or anyone if they want. Someone could go into their bosses office and tell them off. Nobody will stop you. But your boss has the right to fire for doing so. Violating someone’s right to free speech would be if you got arrested for telling your boss off. Just getting fired for doing so DOESN’T violate your right to free speech.

      • rehabguy - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM

        I guess the PUBLIC did not hear his PRIVATE comments and that’s why we are here? Let him keep the team we will see how much it is worth next season. Even if he wins and CAN keep his team should he?

  10. therealhtj - Jun 10, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    I think the first step Donny should take is returning Chris Paul to his rightful team across the hall instead of supporting the cowardly, unfair acts of the NBA and their longstanding agenda against him.

  11. drewzducks - Jun 10, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Of course he is. All Hail Donald ! Or should I say Heil Donald !

  12. jadaruler - Jun 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Donald Sterling is a real American. He will fight for the rights of every man…

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      The Donald is NOT fighting for Free Speech…

      read and learn…

      Consequences: If you publicly express yourself in a manner that is offensive, hurtful, or just plain dumb, strangers might contact your friends/family/school/employer and tell them what you did. That is not infringing on your right to free speech; it’s pointing out how you choose to exercise that right. Like the rest of the federal constitution, the First Amendment protects us from the government, not from private companies, which may be able to fire or otherwise punish you for stuff you say, even if it’s outside of work.

      S

      • sportsfan18 - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM

        sorry

        So, the Donald’s Free Speech was NOT violated. The 1st Amend does NOT protect us from private companies.

        Hmm… the NBA is NOT a branch of govt.

        As it states above, private companies may fire and/or punish people for things they say, EVEN if it’s OUTSIDE of work…

        Hmm… the Donald’s Free Speech was NOT taken away or violated…

        So, what right is it that he’s fighting for us Americans about?

      • allamer1 - Jun 11, 2014 at 1:08 AM

        His right to PRIVACY is being violated.

      • duhwighthoward - Jun 11, 2014 at 9:35 AM

        dude, it was a joke. you’ve got your panties in a bundle.

      • rehabguy - Jun 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM

        With freedom comes responsibility. Donald Sterling fumble, recover, fumble, recover fumble…Get this idiot out of the game.

    • packergator - Jun 11, 2014 at 9:52 AM
  13. philliephaninva - Jun 10, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Just another crazy rich white guy complaining about how unfair life is.

    • kavika6 - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:02 AM

      Try inserting “white” with “black”. You’d be banned from this site.

      • duhwighthoward - Jun 11, 2014 at 9:36 AM

        LeBron did a lot of complaining last night.

  14. rdrfan - Jun 10, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    So true

  15. TRO - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    Somebody watches to much batman

  16. kavika6 - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    I don’t think he set out to do this but he is standing up against America’s racial double standard.

  17. jimmyt - Jun 11, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Bet he wins.

  18. packergator - Jun 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Damn, what a loon. All of that bitterness is going to give him a heart attack one day.

  19. rayburns - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    He’s not Batman

    He’s Bat-s*** Crazy.

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