Donald T Sterling: Humanitarian

Dpn’t take my word for it, that’s the NAACP’s take (as you can see from this newspaper ad). The question is why would the NAACP believe this?

Mainly, because like V Stiviano and the other “ladies” that Donald Tokovsky Sterling hangs out with, they’re nothing but whores themselves.

There’s really not much more that can be said about Sterling. The man is a walking piece of excrement. He plays to all the worst WASP stereotypes of arriviste Bronx (read: Jewish) billionaires. Sterling is a boor of the first order. He treats women like whores. A slumlord, he has interesting views about Hispanics and blacks –many of whom he won’t rent too. He does’t care. Why should he care? He’s rich and that’s all that matters. If people raise a stink he throws money around. It’s all so reminiscent of the character Rodney Dangerfield played in Caddyshack, only there’s nothing really funny about him.

When you’re that rich, and a Democrat to boot, you can get away with a lot. So why are people shocked because of the leaked (and illegally recorded conversations) with his mistress? People in Los Angeles have known about this oaf for decades. It’s all manufactured outrage.

Now, I really don’t care about what happens to this character. He has what’s coming to him in spades. I would however caution people from thinking this was all due to the umbrage of poor, oppressed people everywhere. It’s a little bit more complicated than that. You see, V Stiviano [sic] was working surreptitiously with Magic Johnson who was a front man for Guggenheim Partners, a Los Angeles-based equity firm that has wanted to buy Sterling’s team, the LA Clippers for quite some time now. The trouble is Sterling never wanted to sell his team.

Question: how do you pry an asset from an owner who doesn’t want to sell it?

That’s where the lovely Miss V Stiviano comes into the picture. Her open cavorting with Magic Johnson and other black players drove her sugar daddy into fits of jealousy. It worked. All she had to do then was get him on record to say something outrageous about blacks and Hispanics (btw, she’s both black and Hispanic). Her questions were clearly leading and the old fool took the bait.

She’ll probably be charged with something, after all it’s illegal to record somebody without their knowledge. But that’s probably months in the future. In the meantime, Johnson, Guggenheim (or both) will probably pay her legal bills and any fines she may incur. In the meantime, Sterling was fined $2.5 million and is being forced to sell his team.

That’s how things work in The Great American Racial Grievance Industry. Pretty ingenious, isn’t it?


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  1. Michael Bauman says

    As fellow owner Mark Cuban put it: “This is a slippery, slippery slope. We all live in glass houses (as owners)”

    This is purely a thought police action. The next owner to go may be someone who disagrees with homosexual marriage.

  2. Nate Trost says

    George Michalopulos wrote:

    When you’re that rich, and a Democrat to boot

    Sterling is actually registered as a Republican.

    Question: how do you pry an asset from an owner who doesn’t want to sell it?

    Get 75% of a group of billionaires and near billionaires to agree that he’s negatively impacting their own teams and finances to the point where it’s worth exercising the nuclear option and kicking him out of their cozy antitrust exempt public money raking club?

    • George Michalopulos says

      My sources said that he was a registered Democrat. Regardless, how was he “negatively impacting their own teams and finances”? It’s his team. What about going after Mark Cuban, man who financed a conspiracy theory video about the government being behind 9/11? (To say nothing about his interesting business practices.)

  3. Nate Trost says

    You seem to show a truly astonishing lack of care that “your sources” result in you regularly posting things on your blog under your own name that are not true. You seem to show even less care for correcting the record when you have been mislead. Monomakhos: One Who Fights Alone By Spreading False Information Then Blamed On Others? And in all of these cases, the only thing you would have needed to do would have been to spend a fraction of the time involved in writing your appended screeds on rudimentary internet searches to verify whether in fact what you were about to put forth as factual was actually so.

    George Michalopulos: even 30 seconds of googling is to much to stand in the way of a good rant.

    The fallout impacting the Clippers was more or less immediate. The NBA owners and administration more or less had to scramble to contain the damage with billions upon billions of dollars at stake.

    You don’t seem to understand the real moral of the story: it isn’t about being a punished for being a morally reprehensible human being. That isn’t the problem. You can be repugnant and own a sports team. The problem is when you let that start threatening the overall image of the league and the fortunes of the other rich men involved. Then you have a problem.

    If anything it’s a cynical exercise in how people suddenly discover they should do the right thing when the Almighty Dollar is at stake.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Nate, it has been known for decades that Stirling is a boor of the first water. And a sexist pig to boot. People om LA have known for years how he feels about blacks and Latinos. In fact he was brought up on charges by housing authorities. Not that he’s an equal-opportunity racist: he really likes Koreans and even named one of his apartment complexes “Koreatown” in order to get them to come in and make it impossible for other demographic groups to take over. (He was forced to change the name but you get the picture.)

      I reiterate: the fact that he was such a bigot was known to all. What his antagonists had to do was find some way to get him to say in on tape what everybody knew he believed about minorities. Enter Miss Stiviano and her clearly leading questions.

      Though illegal, the entire entrapment was very well played. Oh, one more thing, the NAACP doesn’t give awards to Republicans. Because, you know, Republicans believe in slavery.

  4. In an innocuously dark sort of dark way, I’m quietly amused at the unsinkable, indefatigable belief expressed by some that rules and laws and intense media pressure – for example – can make the world a more just, equitable, and fair place. At the risk of sounding sincerely biased, there’s only one thing to be said: “The South will rise again!”… along with the Black Panthers, Neo-Nazis, and all the fascist mindsets..

    A personal asset, a team, a stone, a leaf, a door can now be pried from a proprietor because we no longer live in a democratic state. Special interest, government control is becoming the order of the day. We are witnessing a quick transition from the rule of law to the rule of the mob.

    Christ Is Risen!