The Donald Sterling saga has taken an interesting but wholly dis-heartening new twist.
Currently leading the way as one of the world's most hated men, Sterling added another string to his despicable bow today with a reveal in a piece on Yahoo Sports!
The website's lead NBA writer - Adrian Wojnarowski - had a piece out today about the racist soon-to-be former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and it included another tit-bit of racist hatred and discrimination from the 80-year old.
According to Woj, not only does Sterling hold backwards views about his black players, but white basketball stars as well.
"Through the years, (Sterling's) racism has been sometimes subtle and often overt. For those failing to understand why a racist like Sterling never preferred white players, it cut to the heart of his stereotypical stances on athleticism and strength and talent.
Mostly, he's never loved paying white players. In that way, he has an absolute plantation prism with which he sees players: He always preferred long, strong, physical players. To him, that's a basketball player: Big, black and strong.
When Sterling became reluctant to honor Rivers' sign-and-trade agreement for J.J. Redick, there was a belief race played a factor. As one league source said, 'He thought it was too much to pay for a white player.'"
Donald T. Sterling is rumoured to be set to be kicked out of the NBA by Adam Silver and the other franchise owners. And quite honestly it cannot come a moment too soon.
For an organization that is built on acceptance, tolerance and furtherment of minorities in America, a man like Sterling, with his pure discrimination aimed like a scattergun, has no place among all the good the league does.