It seems like forever ago that TMZ released the tapes of soon-to-be former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling telling his “personal assistant” that her African-American friends were not welcome at Clippers games. But in all reality it was just a few short weeks ago in which this all transpired. We have all heard the standard takes: The most popular one has been the sports radio guys acting like this is the end of the world and pretty much suggesting this asshole be executed in public. It’s become a content of one-upsmanship to the most disturbing degree, and par for the course in this wonderland of manufactured outrage.
Then there have been those who said that we should have all seen this coming. This a genuine take (and one that Dubs had in his podcast) that suggests that we all knew Donald Sterling was a racist before we heard this on tape. He’s been chasing minorities out of his properties for decades, which is almost unthinkable when you consider he’d never set foot in any of those places without a gallon of hand sanitizer in his hand. (Of course I’m kidding – he’d probably have his “assistant” carrying it…) Sterling was known to check players out in the locker room and feel their muscles almost as if he was purchasing slaves, and if I listed every other reason why he’s racist this column wouldn’t get finished until we’re done with the great Russian War of 2017. But throughout all of that, we seem to have been missing what is the most overlooked point of this entire situation. A point that has been glossed over so much it’s almost hard to believe nobody is talking about, but then again that’s what Sports Blog Movement is for. And that point is… Continue reading