What’s the best way to be label as a racist? Get caught saying something really stupid.
Let’s get one thing straight. Don Sterling didn’t get banned from the NBA for being a racist. He didn’t get banned for saying something ignorant. He got banned because the NBA owners hated him. In the 90s, the NBA owners had a deal with each other. Those teams on the losing end also lost financially, so the winning owners would kick in money to help the losing owners stay afloat. Don Sterling figured out it was more cost effective to underpay his players and have a losing season, while receiving NBA welfare from the prosperous owners than it was to try and have a winning season. For years he purposely tanked his team, and became richer for it. If you were an NBA owner who took chances and paid the high cost of having the best players and at the end of the season had to turn over some of your riches to a lazy asshole milking the NBA for all it was worth…wouldn’t you look for a way to get rid of him? This was the first piece of concrete evidence they’ve had against him. And they used it.
What Sterling said was horrible. What his girlfriend did to him was shady. But Sterling was punished for his greed. It’s good he’s gone. And if he does have cancer…then for once, cancer got it right.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Rodrigo y Gabriela:
- Hanuman (11:11)
- Tamacun (Rodrigo y Gabriela)
- Master Maqui (11:11)
- Ixtapa (Rodrigo y Gabriela)
- Paris (Re-Foc)
- Orion (Rodrigo y Gabriela)
- Buster Voodoo (11:11)
- 11:11 (11:11)
- Foc (Re-Foc)
- One (Live in Japan)
- South of Heaven’s Chanting Mermaids (Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
Buy Rodrigo y Gabriela’s new album, 9 Dead Alive… now!!!