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Gators123
01-10-2011, 03:25 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Donald-Sterling-allegedly-acted-terribly-in-the-?urn=nba-304544

No one much likes Clippers owner Donald Sterling, mostly because he doesn't seem very interested in building a consistent winning team and he treats the people that work for him like they are not people. Plus he mocks the supposed leader of his team from a courtside seat. He's a real prince!

Sterling is also thoroughly disliked by one of his longtime employees, former executive and NBA legend Elgin Baylor. For 22 years, Baylor made personnel decisions for the Clippers as they traversed their way through the draft lottery. Then, after resigning in October 2008, he filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the team on the grounds that he was underpaid and fired because of his race.

In November, my esteemed colleague Mr. Dwyer detailed Baylor's description of Sterling fostering a "plantation mentality" within the organization. Now, some more details have come out about Sterling's actions in recent legal filings, courtesy of J.A. Adande on TrueHoop. Here's the juiciest part:


"While ignoring my suggestions and isolating me from decisions customarily reserved for general managers, the Clippers attempted to place the blame for the team's failures on me," Baylor said in the declaration. "During this same period, players Sam Cassell(notes), Elton Brand(notes) and Corey Maggette(notes) complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.' I brought this to Sterling's attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room."

Well, that doesn't seem like a very ... wait, what?! "Look at those beautiful black bodies"! In the 21st century?!

Sterling's actions remain alleged, and it's often the case that facts get exaggerated. But if you're looking for pretty much the exact definition of a "plantation mentality," this is it right here. Bringing women into a locker room and having them prize African-American men for their muscular bodies is pretty much the height of treating African-American men as physical specimens rather than people. Sterling's essentially treating his players like animals at a zoo here, and it's as disgusting a story as you're likely to hear about an NBA locker room this decade.

Again, we shouldn't accept this account as unimpeachable fact just yet. But if it's true, Sterling is going to have a lot to answer for. In 2005, he was ordered to pay $5 million to victims of discrimination in one of his Los Angeles apartment complexes. That arguably seemed like reasonable cause for the NBA to order him to give up ownership of the Clippers. But if this other story is true, well, then he should be ordered to give up control of the Clippers immediately. Owners exist to turn franchises into winners and money-making enterprises, not to treat their players like pieces of meat. Here's hoping this isn't true, because it's almost too terrible to imagine.

D Roses Bulls
01-10-2011, 03:35 PM
yeah I'm sorry, but I don't believe baylor for one minute. also he files a discrimination suite saying he got fired for the color of his skin when he was employed there for 22 years? sterling wanted to set up the black guy so sterlings master plan was to hire the guy and keep him for 22 years and then fire him. what a racist....... give me a break

IAmKira
01-10-2011, 03:36 PM
this is disturbing..

m26555
01-10-2011, 03:37 PM
What the HELL?

RZZZA
01-10-2011, 03:39 PM
wow, thats hot. women in the locker room. sounds like the beginning of a bi-racial porno

Niro
01-10-2011, 03:39 PM
wtf

Gators123
01-10-2011, 03:41 PM
This is ****ing hilarious......


During this same period, players Sam Cassell(notes), Elton Brand(notes) and Corey Maggette(notes) complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.'

ThunderZubb
01-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Wow probably the worst owner in history in any sport to own a Team. This guys is pathetic as a person and should sell the team already.

KDM1986
01-10-2011, 03:44 PM
I call BS on the whole story. Not one part of it makes any sense at all.

tangent12
01-10-2011, 03:45 PM
Creepy.

John Walls Era
01-10-2011, 03:47 PM
I call BS. BUT whats disturbing is that its plausible.

Ty Fast
01-10-2011, 03:48 PM
wow, thats hot. women in the locker room. sounds like the beginning of a bi-racial porno

you are a sick little man, lol

icon1914
01-10-2011, 03:58 PM
I'm not buying the racist angle, atleast not from Baylor's pov( he hired u for 22 years, what tookl you so long to see he was a racist?).... But having a rich man that looks at men more like property does not surprise me...

Rego247
01-10-2011, 03:58 PM
so sterling moonlights as a pimp?

topdog
01-10-2011, 03:58 PM
yeah I'm sorry, but I don't believe baylor for one minute. also he files a discrimination suite saying he got fired for the color of his skin when he was employed there for 22 years? sterling wanted to set up the black guy so sterlings master plan was to hire the guy and keep him for 22 years and then fire him. what a racist....... give me a break

Here's my thing: if the guy is a racist and running the 20th/21st century plantation, why the hell does Elgin Baylor stick around? Has he no guts? No pride? He certainly shouldn't need the money.

As for the locker room thing, I can see some old creepy guy trying to get some young chick's libido going by showing her some naked athletes, but why has no one else, such as Corey Magette come out about this if it's true?

Nighthawk
01-10-2011, 03:59 PM
I bet Clipper fans world wide cant WAIT for this guy to die.

Brooklyn Mets
01-10-2011, 04:02 PM
this is one of the strangest things ive read in a while

Bruno
01-10-2011, 04:02 PM
He's the worst owner in sports.

As a Los Angelino, I'll never commit as a Clippers fan until he steps down.

Rivera
01-10-2011, 04:04 PM
LOL....bringing women into the locker room after the games

and the clipps still suck???

they either need better women to preform better

or

they need to get mainlier men....because thats all the incentive i would need to play

Jetsguy
01-10-2011, 04:05 PM
Ok I cant be the only one who when they saw the title pictured it more as Sterling and some women looking into the shower through a peep hole or some hidden camera in the shower head.

Seriously though Baylor, you were the GM of the worst franshise in basketball for 22 years which based on their record and abundance of lottery picks may have been 21 years too long. How can he say that was based on race and not performance especially when HE RESIGNED?

AddiX
01-10-2011, 04:05 PM
Rex Ryan laughs at this.:D

Wade>You
01-10-2011, 04:13 PM
Unless these women were ugly or something, I don't see what's the big deal.

Lakers during the Magic Johnson era used to have women in the hot tub with them (obviously naked).

colinskik
01-10-2011, 04:25 PM
Ok I cant be the only one who when they saw the title pictured it more as Sterling and some women looking into the shower through a peep hole or some hidden camera in the shower head.

Seriously though Baylor, you were the GM of the worst franshise in basketball for 22 years which based on their record and abundance of lottery picks may have been 21 years too long. How can he say that was based on race and not performance especially when HE RESIGNED?
How about because he treated him less than equal?? Sterling obviously doesn't care about the team's performance, otherwise he probably would have fired Baylor much earlier.

I really can't believe everyone who's laughing this off. This is the epitome of a white guy thinking he owns a team and therefore all the people who work for the team. Can Stern just kick him out of the NBA already?!

But LOL, I definitely thought this was Sterling playing the peeping tom a la Porky's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ko5b5Boa54&feature=related

Don't know why it's in Italian but it makes it even creepier.

mjt20mik
01-10-2011, 04:27 PM
I call BS. BUT whats disturbing is that its plausible.

This!

abe_froman
01-10-2011, 04:28 PM
kinky,he must be into a weird scene man..

John Walls Era
01-10-2011, 04:33 PM
I bet Clipper fans world wide cant WAIT for this guy to die.

Him and Al Davis are never dying. They share the fountain of youth.

AIMelo=KillaDUO
01-10-2011, 04:41 PM
Lolol

Jetsguy
01-10-2011, 04:44 PM
How about because he treated him less than equal?? Sterling obviously doesn't care about the team's performance, otherwise he probably would have fired Baylor much earlier.

I really can't believe everyone who's laughing this off. This is the epitome of a white guy thinking he owns a team and therefore all the people who work for the team. Can Stern just kick him out of the NBA already?!

But LOL, I definitely thought this was Sterling playing the peeping tom a la Porky's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ko5b5Boa54&feature=related

Don't know why it's in Italian but it makes it even creepier.

IDK dude I mean without knowing details it is just curious to me that he waited 22 years to call him out when he is talking about events that happened with players that have been gone for years...

Just hard to believe thats all I have no idea what happened but not likely to be a race thing now if it wasnt for the other 20 years.

An LOL Porky's is exactly what I was thinking...

tbone2171
01-10-2011, 04:49 PM
The title is a bit misleading.

krest213
01-10-2011, 04:55 PM
That is not cool DUDE

godolphins
01-10-2011, 04:59 PM
Well that's weird

The Final Boss
01-10-2011, 05:02 PM
Why am I not surprised that a black reporter reported this? Who gives a ****? Everyone knows sterling is a racist. Its sad but we just have to deal with it.

The Ooh Child
01-10-2011, 05:04 PM
If a team owner can't bring random broads in to the locker room so they can all marvel at a bunch of black dongs, then I don't see the point in owning a team.

Slimsim
01-10-2011, 05:08 PM
Lol Only the clippers

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-10-2011, 05:31 PM
What a pimp lol

THE MTL
01-10-2011, 05:37 PM
Its not even racist. Everyone knows that white women (sterotypes) go after NBA players and NBA players gladly love it lol.

What gets me is how Sam Cassell is mentioned as "beautiful black bodies" LMFAO! No homo, but Sam Cassell isnt beautiful. He looks like ET brother.

JWO35
01-10-2011, 05:38 PM
If you can't help your team win, the less you can do is help them get laid?

The Dream
01-10-2011, 05:41 PM
girls want to see sam cassell naked?

WolvesJagsOs
01-10-2011, 05:44 PM
lmao. WTF?

Raps08-09 Champ
01-10-2011, 05:45 PM
:laugh:

"Look at those beutiful black bodies"

One of the gayest things I've ever heard.

29$JerZ
01-10-2011, 05:47 PM
Has to be a lie but still funny nonetheless

jim51990
01-10-2011, 05:50 PM
sterling is a sick joke of an owner. i dont exactly believe baylor but for other reason it is clear he has no right being an owner

Russollini
01-10-2011, 06:00 PM
Here's my thing: if the guy is a racist and running the 20th/21st century plantation, why the hell does Elgin Baylor stick around? Has he no guts? No pride? He certainly shouldn't need the money.

As for the locker room thing, I can see some old creepy guy trying to get some young chick's libido going by showing her some naked athletes, but why has no one else, such as Corey Magette come out about this if it's true?

Maybe she was naked too lol

xabial
01-10-2011, 06:15 PM
Bunch of women marveling at your body taking a shower. Sounds good on paper, but imagine if that happened to you?

BosoxPapi61
01-10-2011, 06:17 PM
During this same period, players Sam Cassell(notes), Elton Brand(notes) and Corey Maggette(notes) complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, 'Look at those beautiful black bodies.

This is obviously not true. What women would want to look at Sam Cassell?

BluejaysFan08
01-10-2011, 06:18 PM
ummmmmm..............come again?

Russollini
01-10-2011, 06:31 PM
ummmmmm..............come again?

Exactly lol....This is just stupid. These athletes would have said something a while ago, unless they got some love lol

blastmasta26
01-10-2011, 06:32 PM
Exactly lol....This is just stupid. These athletes would have said something a while ago, unless they got some love lol
lol

junion
01-10-2011, 06:47 PM
haha sterling. what a waste. and for the people saying that sterling isn't racist, and baylor is just playing the race card, yeah, that may be true, but it's not that easy to just get up and leave - it's a business.

i think baylor should have left if it bothered him that much (even though it could have been the hardest thing), but sterling is openly a racist, and he doesn't care. he doesn't care about anything. he's been that way all the time. this trickles down to the organization, coaches, and players - and that whole mindset and environment is one of the main reasons that the clippers have been the example of fail in sports forever. this is why good players leave as soon as they have the chance. but being part of a fail team with other players tends to create bonds and closer friendships with people who are in a similar situation - the clippers. that's why it could be hard to leave. you can hate your boss, but love your coworkers, and it could be hard to "abandon" them.

i don't know. sterling's a messed up guy. this story sounds so way off, but i wouldn't be surprised at all if it's true.

69centers
01-10-2011, 06:50 PM
Does anyone really believe that chicks went in the locker room to check out Sam Cassell naked?

Thegame187
01-10-2011, 06:56 PM
Does anyone really believe that chicks went in the locker room to check out Sam Cassell naked?

Nope it would have been Kamen if any one (I assume when he had his mullet and was all bared up from J Jacks pat down)

xabial
01-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Nope it would have been Kamen if any one (I assume when he had his mullet and was all bared up from J Jacks pat down)

Kaman's even got guys reaching for him.

Got caught with his hand in the cookie jar LMAO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv1cBN8M-9I)

bringinwood
01-10-2011, 07:03 PM
Does anyone really believe that chicks went in the locker room to check out Sam Cassell naked?

Look at his latest paycheck and re-think that question....


As for the doubters, all you have to do is look and see how much racism in widely accepted and associated with the US culture...

Then, look at how often a wrongful termination lawsuit based on race is filed...

There is some serious smoke here... Baylor isn't going to say that Sterling brought women into the locker room to watch the players shower if it's not true...

Know why ??? That leaves about 12 witnesses to the action along with journalists and reporters that are usually part of the locker room scene...

Also, if Baylor, who is widely accepted as one of the best basketball players of all time, claims racism and it's found out that he is full of ****... It comes back on him 10x's worse... He is extremely wealthy and doesn't need to proctor some BS claim against the owner that gave him a shot in the front office in order to pay his bills...

It's not too hard to think with your heads... People want to continue to believe this dellusion that racism isn't fixated into our accepted realms of behavior in the US...

We want to continue to sweep it neatly under the rug and pretend it's not there...

If you have a logical head on your shoulders and think with it, it's not hard to realize this is a prominent epidemic in our society...

LeMarcus
01-10-2011, 10:40 PM
so sterling moonlights as a pimp?

:laugh: :laugh:

Crackadalic
01-10-2011, 10:44 PM
O-0 clippers are forever curse

tdunk21
01-10-2011, 11:10 PM
:laugh2: creep

avrpatsfan
01-10-2011, 11:19 PM
If the girls are hot I don't think the players would mind but either way it's wrong of him.

Stuckey#3
01-10-2011, 11:27 PM
The story would have been better if it ended with Elton Brand knocking him the **** out. No wonder neither Maggette or Brand resigned with the Clips.

Sixerlover
01-10-2011, 11:28 PM
WTFlocka??

That's some extremely weird stuff

Geargo Wallace
01-10-2011, 11:45 PM
WTF do you guys think he's playing them for? Not to play basketball obviously.



Just kidding. This really grinds my gears!

JDMVP
01-10-2011, 11:46 PM
Like what ralph would say
"Oh me,Oh my", LA Clippers

GreatMustachio1
01-10-2011, 11:49 PM
im gonna take my pants off and see where things go from there

GreatMustachio1
01-10-2011, 11:50 PM
Adam morrison wants some girls to come watch him shower and talk about that beautiful white body. he'd even pay for it

sf-fanatic
01-10-2011, 11:58 PM
:laugh:

WTF

DwayneMVPwade
01-11-2011, 12:07 AM
This owner is not only the worst owner in sports history, he has a disturbing mind

PurpleJesus
01-11-2011, 12:10 AM
Why am I not surprised that a black reporter reported this? Who gives a ****? Everyone knows sterling is a racist. Its sad but we just have to deal with it.

why would we knowingly have to deal with a racist? who gives a ****? you have to be kidding me right? If someone is sitting there, blatantly discriminating against you, you are just going to say "well thats fine, I know he doesnt like me for my race, so Im just gonna deal with it, I dont give a ****"

Bullsfan22
01-11-2011, 12:14 AM
wow just....wow

dodie53
01-11-2011, 12:17 AM
weird.

iCOOKiE MONSTER
01-11-2011, 12:32 AM
Damn thats weird.
But If they got me a private shower, ***** they can
invite all the babes in there with me :D
there only doing me a favor

JDMVP
01-11-2011, 01:07 AM
You know imma just say it
Its the LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS,
there I SAID IT

mttwlsn16
01-11-2011, 01:19 AM
DTS needs to go. Finally I feel like my team is on the rise and ready to at least crack the playoffs this year or next, but of couse we have a dumbhsit of an owner which will likely prevent us from doing ****....FU DONALD

mttwlsn16
01-11-2011, 01:20 AM
Damn thats weird.
But If they got me a private shower, ***** they can
invite all the babes in there with me :D
there only doing me a favor

yup...jokes aside id be down with it too lol
but on a real note they need a new owner...they have too much young talent to so at least somewhat be good in the near future

PrettyBoyJ
01-11-2011, 01:22 AM
Man if that's true that is some weird s#!+.. and who the hell wanna look at sam cassel

ElMarroAfamado
01-11-2011, 01:30 AM
This is probably true but David Stern knows Sterling is an idiot racist owner... i dont understand why he doesnt do anything about it

yshNYK
01-11-2011, 01:40 AM
LMAO!! who would want to see Sam Cassell's butt:moon:naked "black" body


sterling got some issues

yshNYK
01-11-2011, 01:46 AM
Kaman's even got guys reaching for him.

Got caught with his hand in the cookie jar LMAO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv1cBN8M-9I)


lol nah i think reggie evans just has some issues..dude is a freak LMAO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY8h5gd5qsU&feature=related