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Silver Urges Sterling To Sell Clippers, Avoid Potential Legal Proceedings
Published May 21, 2014
LESSON LEARNED? HBO's Bryant Gumbel said, "Before Donald Sterling officially joins the likes of George Preston Marshall, Calvin Griffith, Marge Schott and other bigots who used to own a professional team in sports, I'm hoping athletes will have learned something about their clout and how to use it.” Gumbel: “I'm hoping they'll note how long before he became a social piñata, Sterling's views and practices were a matter of record, and how none of those same athletes who now say they'll refuse to play for him, ever considered his sordid racial past before they signed on to play for him.” Gumbel added, “Among the owners of all pro teams, I do not think Donald Sterling's racial attitudes are the norm, not by a long shot. But only a fool would believe that he's the lone exception” ("Real Sports," HBO, 5/20).