I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but this has been bothering me the past few days. Anyways I don't agree with the NBA's handling of the Donald Sterling situation. Donald Sterling is an 80 year old man who is now suspended from the NBA for life for making racist comments that he did not know would be recorded in the privacy of his own home.
Sterling is the longest tenured owner in the NBA who employ's hundreds of African American's and he is banned from the NBA for life for stating his opinion in the privacy of his own home. To me that is unamerican and unjust.
I'm a huge Eagles fan and last year Riley Cooper, in the public forum, made comments that I found much more racist and filled with hatred than those of Sterling's and the NFL did not suspend him at all. I don't understand how there is such a discrepancy between the NFL and NBA.
The comments by Sterling were disgusting and have no place in the NFL, NBA or any other workplace but I think this sets up a bad precedent. From now on any comment (that offends the majority) that an athlete, coach or owner makes in the privacy of their own home can result in them being banned from their respective sport. Donald Sterling did not break any crimes, instead he is just a bigot. My feeling here is that Riley Cooper should have been suspended, but to ban Sterling for life and possibly force him to sell him team sets up a bad precedent (and slippery slope) for the future.