Kanye West would have a field day with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Courtesy of court documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, former Clippers executive Elgin Baylor has more or less come out and accused Sterling of being a bit racially insensitive. Well, actually, Baylor came right out and called it a “plantation mentality.”
By Baylor’s account, here is what happened after an interview with head coaching candidate Jim Brewer:
“And when he finished, Donald said something that was very shocking to me. He said, ‘Personally, I would like to have a white Southern coach coaching poor black players. And I was shocked. And he looked at me and said, ‘Do you think that’s a racist statement?’ I said, ‘Absolutely. That’s plantation mentality.”
And that wasn’t the only time this was an issue. During the Clippers’negotiations with No. 1 overall pick Danny Manning:
“Donald T. said, ‘Well that’s a lot of money for a poor black … ‘ – I think he said kid. For a poor black kid I think. For a poor black something, kid or boy or something. Poor black. Poor black.
“Danny was upset. So Danny just stormed out. He just stormed out of the place. Where he went, I don’t know. He never came back to the house.”
Who would have thought that..
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