Back in 1987, both Dennis Rodman and Isiah Thomas made racist comments about Larry Bird following a loss in the playoffs to the Celtics. They both said that if Larry Bird was black, people wouldn't consider him one of the best players in the NBA and that he would just be another good player. Fast forward to 2014, where Donald Sterling makes racist comments about Magic Johnson and how white and Latino women shouldn't be seen with black men in public.
Both comments were extremely and equally asinine assiten and foolish, yet no one was demanding Zeke's head or Rodman's for that matter. No one was demanding that they leave the NBA the same way they are demanding for Sterling to leave. In fact, Isiah even got a job as GM for one of the biggest markets in the NBA years later.
Is there a double standard when it comes to racist comments made at either blacks or whites? Shouldn't both sets of comments garner equal backlash and or punishment? How come Isiah and Rodman are not looked upon as Villian's for the comments they made against Larry Bird (who is a much better player than both BTW) while Sterling is being treated as the incarnation of evil for his? Discuss...
BTW, just want to clarify that in no way do I condone the comments made by Sterling. He is a piece of **** and deserves everything he is getting.