However, it is the Clippers after all, so nothing was done and the team now has a major PR battle to fight.
Interestingly enough, it was an intended good deed that has the Clippers in trouble this time, as the team will celebrate Black History Month, albeit a couple of days late, on Tuesday night. The problem? Well, the problem is that the team took out an ad in the Los Angeles Times for the promotion, and that ad says that “In honor of Black History Month, the Clippers will admit 1,000 underprivileged children free.”
Sterling’s face appears prominently in the ad, right next to Blake Griffin‘s.
Is Sterling saying that underprivileged children are only allowed in if they’re black? Are black children allowed in for free if they come from a family with money? How is this honoring Black History Month?
Sterling is a guy who’s been accused of having a “plantation mentality,” of discriminating against residents at apartments he owned based on race, of bringing women to the locker room and saying, “Look at those beautiful black bodies.” His Black History Month celebration now can be added to the list.
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“I will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again. … I have $80 million in the bank. I don’t have to play football for money. I’ll play it for the love of the game but that would have to be elsewhere. I’m prepared to live my life.”
–Carson Palmer, to a friend, regarding his burning desire to get out of Cincinnati
You probably shouldn’t kick owls, but a prison sentence? That’s harsh.
“Jail time, and a lot of it. Who kicks an owl? No excuses whatsoever.”
These days, there is simply no escaping the madness that is Charlie Sheen.
Earlier this season, Linus Omark caused an uproar when his spin-o-rama was deemed too showy by some grumpy people. Turns out, the kid’s more than a one-trick pony.