NAACP: Sterling’s Lifetime Ban Isn’t Enough, Want to Meet with Silver

CBS DC, April 30, 2014

Several civil rights organizations are applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

However, those groups still want to meet with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss diversity in the executive ranks of the professional basketball league and to figure out ways to ensure such situations don’t happen again.

The National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued a joint statement cheering Silver’s announcement that he banned Sterling for life and that the league would attempt to force him to sell the Clippers.


But Sterling’s suspension isn’t enough, the groups said, calling for Silver to meet with them to ensure Sterling “remains an anomaly among the owners and executives in the league.”

“Sterling’s long-established pattern of bigotry and racist comments have not been a secret in the NBA,” the statement said. “Yet until now, they have been tolerated and met with a gentle hand and a blind eye.”

The groups want Silver to talk with them about diversifying the executive ranks of the NBA, similar to efforts in other sports.

“Our goal is for Commissioner Silver to extend these efforts beyond a reactive approach to one egregious situation to a proactive approach that will allow him to set forth and enforce clear policies and codes of conduct that reflect the best of the NBA, as well as foster a league culture that is as inclusive in practice–at all levels–as it is diverse in players and fan base,” they said.


Before Silver’s announcement, the NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter withdrew its decision to give Sterling a lifetime achievement award, and returned money he donated.

Sterling, 80, had been scheduled to receive the honor on May 15 as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Los Angeles branch of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. He had been chosen to receive the award because of his long history of donating to minority charities and giving game tickets to inner city children. The NAACP has honored Sterling several times in the past.


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  • [Guest]

    Isn’t it just possible that one of these wealthy, influential lynch-mob victims could speak up and start a serious movement? Or is it too late for that?

    • So CAL Snowman

      They don’t care about making waves and starting movements. They have all the money in the world and are content to live like Patrician Nobility while Rome burns to the ground. They are spineless cowards whose breathless pursuit of wealth has consumed their very souls. They have replaced their humanity with their love of material goods.

      • [Guest]

        I understand. But if one of these people popped off and spoke the truth when the lynch mob showed up, you’d think it could spark something more widespread. I don’t expect anyone from the elite class to lead a movement, but one of them might kick things off, even without intending to, by speaking up.

        • So CAL Snowman

          I think it depends on the individual and unfortunately I just don’t see an influential right wing public figure who could garner national support from our crowd if he/she were to receive the Paula Dean treatment.

          • Raymond Kidwell

            I find it odd myself. Take someone like David Allen Coe. He’s openly racist and nobody really bothers him. Yet a normal person says the wrong word one time in his life and his career is threatened, none of them so much as whimper a word in their own defense. It’s the same with politicians. If one of them was caught sleeping with a woman why wouldn’t he just say “yeah I slept with her, what was the big deal?” instead they are always crying crocodile tears about how they are the worst person in the world for offending the media. I actually think the public would have more respect for someone who is offensive and honest.

      • gregCall

        Plus he’s a member of the “tribe”, so after an obligatory fifteen minutes of outrage all will be forgiven and forgotten by the media.

    • Steven

      The guy is 80 years old.

  • Apparently it’s easy to buy awards from the NAACP.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The NAACP gave a lifetime achievement award to Sterling (because he greased their palms) and were planning to give him a second one on May 15th until this story broke.

      Yet they now have the nerve to lecture the NBA, claiming the league “tolerated” “his long established pattern of bigotry and racist comments… with a gentle hand and a blind eye.”

      Blacks are beyond belief.

      • blight14

        Allegedly, the ‘United Negro College Fund’ told them to take a hike when asked if they were going to return the 100-150k that ‘Sterling’ donated recently. I’m sure there’s a lesson or two in that one.

    • Groovy

      Didn’t anybody read about the NAACP head guy in LA having to step down today after it was revealed that he had been disbarred in two states.

      • ncpride

        Hmm… that, or he made the mistake of making an announcement they were willing to ‘forgive’ Sterling and move on since it was the ‘Christian’ thing to do, and that they would continue working with him. I’m surprised AmRen didn’t run that story considering it exposes the NAACP for the hypocrites they are.

      • Leon Jenkins, though the latest news is that there’s a lot of screaming for his head, though no head yet.

  • DaveMed

    I have a hard time deciding on this one.

    Would fewer White managers lead to a loss of interest in watching NBA games on the part of White kids?

    Or would they continue to watch and be sucked into an even less-White world?

  • Jim Kental

    This just shows what a bunch of sadistic vultures the liberals are, especially white liberals. Mr. Sterling, a tired old man, just makes one off-handed comment to his trophy girlfriend in private, and now he must be humiliated and disemboweled by the bloodthirsty liberal establishment. What’s noteworthy is that he didn’t express any hate, nor did he wish any harm to come to the schwartzas…… he only asked his girlfriend not to bring the schwartzas to his home and the Clippers’ arena because they all too often chimpout there.
    Take a look at all the black celebrities who belong to the Five-Percent-Nation, a racist black group that advocates white genocide. Nothing at all is mentioned about these homicidal thugs. Yet Mr. Sterling has become the scourge of humanity because he wants to preserve the peace in his home and business?!?!??!?!
    And we all know that the white liberal capons who are attacking Sterling ALL live in lilly-white areas, and live their own racially segregated lives. Maybe when their daughters begin bringing home boyfriends named Shaquan, Tyrone, Leroy, and Bubba…… then real change and honesty will ensue in our “newsmedia”.

    • A Freespeechzone

      Never EVER forget that blacks and minorities can NEVER be racists….that label is reserved for Whites…..

      If they could, they would ‘revoke’ our ‘White privilege’, despite the fact it was EARNED by OUR hard work and effort…..

      To hell with them……

      • Segregation Now

        Chris Rock, negro: ‘We don’t just hate Jews; we hate all white people.’ The message from the media is clear: black is good, white is bad.

        • blight14

          The ‘media’ would be 180 degrees removed from reality. Sans white people, the planet would look like a scene from a Mad Max movie, period.

          • Juggernaut3000

            This is what these retards don’t get: The comfortable White world full of the technology and bling that blacks covet comes and goes with the White race. Blacks live in a cargo cult world and are told that all of what they see was just “here,” or maybe Yakov created it — but the White man stole it.

            Without Whites, there will be no White world that the rest of the races yearn for.

          • blight14

            Well stated, fully correct……..

    • Greg Thomas

      His hood rat girlfriend is no trophy, unless you’ve just hit the ghetto lottery.

    • Juggernaut3000

      1. Sterling is not white, he’s Jewish. Big difference.

      2. That girlfriend is no trophy.

      • Steven

        Judaism is a religion, not a race.
        Or all the blond hair, blue eye jews a fake?

        • Groovy

          In the past some of them slept with Cossacks

  • “NAACP wants more non-white executives”

    Donald Sterling hired Elgin Baylor as the Clip Joint’s GM, and had him on for a very long time, when in all rights he should have been fired long before he actually was.

    • Juggernaut3000

      Elgin Baylor took Sterling to court after cashing his checks for two 22 years claiming he was underpaid because of his race and that his replacement was earning far more than he was. Lawsuit was rejected 12-0 by a state court and tossed out.

  • MekongDelta69

    As long as the race-hustlers get the cash money yo, b/c that’s their primary goal – The Shakedown Shuffle.

    Denigrating Whites is a bonus plus for them…

    • Juggernaut3000

      There may be an upside to all of this as the owners, players, race hustlers, etc. start suing each other with the NBA caught in the middle. I hope all of these anti-white racists take a good, hard beating, especially the NBA. May it go out of business once and for all.

  • Tarczan

    I agree that the punishment is not severe enough. Four hundred years ago they had a problem very similar to the one we are having today with racists and racism. It was witchcraft, and they knew how to deal with it. They would throw the witch in the river and if they sank, they were innocent, if they floated, they were guilty and burned at the stake. I realize that now we are a modern society and torture is no longer allowed, but something like this must be done.

    I propose we water board ALL suspected racist until they admit their sins and recant their evil ways. It wouldn’t kill or maim them, but it just might cure them of the affliction of racism.

  • willbest

    Of course, they smell blood in the water. Its easier to just the victim lobby to pound sand. They can organize a failed boycott a few protests and everything gets back to normal in a couple weeks.

  • golgisupreme

    “However, those groups still want to meet with NBA commissioner Adam
    Silver to discuss diversity in the executive ranks of the professional
    basketball league and to figure out ways to ensure such situations don’t
    happen again.”

    The situation where private phone calls are recorded and leaked to the public, or the situation where people can freely speak their mind in private situations?

  • Archibald_Cunningham

    If the NBA commissioner had sentenced Sterling to death by firing squad, you know a majority of blacks would support it. There is no punishment too severe for the “crime” of racism.

  • John Smith

    Maybe we should talk about diversifying player personnel as well. Oh wait, according to blacks that’s where suddenly everything’s a perfect meritocracy.

  • Ed

    They smell weakness, just like terrorists.

  • dd121

    The “civil rights” movement long ago stopped being about “civil rights” and became a movement of civil revenge.

    • evilsandmich

      I’m sure we all wonder if it was ever anything but that.

      • dd121

        Seems that way now, doesn’t it?

    • The civil rights movement is an extortion racket. Strangely, extortion was a crime when I did it.

  • sbuffalonative

    I’m waiting for the NAACP to announce that they’ll be returning all the racist-tainted money Mr. Sterling gave them over the years.

    • Groovy

      All that money went up their noses years ago

  • OhWow

    Diversity in the NBA? Like the 90% black players? LOL.

    You really can’t make this stuff up. Blacks think diversity means blacks at every position. These people are only 14% of the population…they think they are some huge majority group. The egos on them…it’s unreal. Now the NBA is saying the white owners must be replaced by blacks. So it will be 90% black players and 90% black owners and front offices pretty soon. While they are 14% of the population. That is called black privilege. The ability to take over and get whatever you want even as a tiny minority with a terrible track record.

    Not even a lifetime ban is enough. Not even Sterling selling the team is enough. Not even Sterling being hung from a town square would be enough. Blacks think racism is more important than literally anything else. They think it’s worse than a crazed man viciously murdering 100,000 infants or an atomic bomb dropped on America. I think what we need to do is push the notion that “He’s racist? Ok, so? Big deal…”.

    The word “racist” has been so devalued thanks to how often blacks throw it around and it’s starting to backfire. Even in the mainstream I see many whites saying “Who cares? It’s an old man with an opinion”. I also heard people in a SCHOOL (a liberal stronghold) say “I’ve had enough with this Sterling stuff…people need to get over it”. You won’t see it made obvious, but mainstream whites are sick of black complaining and racist claims.

  • connorhus

    I find this whole Sterling fiasco encouraging. Not only was he set up by the very people he has been helping to promote all these years but it also shows the minority conglomerate feels secure enough that they are ejecting the traitorous Whites from their ranks.

    This may in fact be a turning point.

    • Like I said on yesterday’s Sterling thread, I found a poll on the website for the CBS affiliate in L.A., which showed that 74% think the punishment was too harsh. I think more people are on Sterling’s side, or at the very least are opposed to the witch hunt, than we think.

      • The whole anti-White industry would be turned upside down if just one or two high profile figures with a lot of money were to start pushing back and not backing down. Most of us already know what’s simmering just underneath this whole facade of a racial utopia we are supposed to be striving for.

        • So CAL Snowman

          That’s the rub though, no high profile, wealthy White ever pushes back, ever.

          • connorhus

            You’re right none have ever pushed back, but until recently it wouldn’t have paid off at all to push back. In most cases these White Boy traitors stood to gain more by not pushing back and supporting the cause. If like I think that cause is now feeling it’s oats enough that it thinks it can eject it’s White Male enablers…

            Well it becomes an whole new ball game. Pun intended.

          • NoMosqueHere

            As long as immature white jerks worship black athletes nothing will change.

          • There aren’t too many things that irritate me more than those people. The worst ones are the guys who pretend to be all about pro-White views, but will instantly make excuses about why they watch and support “their team.”

          • Pilgrim786

            Wonder why. Especially guys like sterling who have more money than Moses and one leg in the grave. What does he have to lose? And the world to gain if only he would man up and tell the meshugennah schvaartze chayim to eff off!

          • And immediately after making that statement I give my word that I will buy season tickets to whatever team or thing he buys. I don’t care if it’s a sports team, a horse, a dog, an opera house, a front row seat to watch grass grow, or whatever else.

          • Pilgrim786

            Right? You and every other real American.

            Only foreign aliens would react differently.

            Plus, such an act would have the following effects, whether salubrious or otherwise, I cannot tell:

            * lines will be drawn in the sand. Neutrality (aka cravenness) will no longer suffice as the aliens, fatted on American blood, will go berserk and force people to pick sides;

            * the parties to this civil war will come into sharp focus as a consequence of the foregoing events resulting in the long-overdue identification of such parties that are actively opposed to, not merely the founding principles of our Republic, but also to the founding ethny of our Republic (you know who you are);

            * the fear will dissipate. Once one billionaire challenges the system, others will pile on even if it’s for no other reason than to prevent a similar coup d’état.

            If only. If something like the events described herein above was ongoing, we would already have own half the battle.

            The enemy has numbers but real Americans have real strength. Even if all the minorities could somehow set aside the urge to murder each other for more than half a minute, they’ll still be out-manouvered by real Americans who, let us never forget, are the most dangerous warriors the world has seen, at least, since the demise of Sparta.

  • Urbane Neanderthal

    Just looking for a piece of that $2.5 million dollar fine that will be donated to “charity.”

    And if the can get one of theirs a no show $300k job like Moochelle had at the hospital in Chicago that will be the icing.

    • dukem1

      How stupid this is..How can you ban a guy for life and then tell him to pay a fine? Who can he pay it to if he’s banned forever?
      I get Silvers PR angle, but this has to be the most poorly thought out decision in a world that is chock-a-block with poorly thought out decisions.
      Maybe it’s the crowd all these rich sports dudes are forced to hang with.

      • Urbane Neanderthal

        The $2.5 million fine will be designated to various charities according to the NBA. Sterling’s banker will handle getting the money to the NBA charities so the ban is not an issue.

        Depending on how the money is distributed, Sterling might even get a charitable tax write off from it.

        Did you see the other story on how Sterling’s $3 million dollar donation to UCLA was rejected and returned?

        Did you know the Chancellor of UCLA is Jewish?

        Jews take care of their own and Sterling won’t be out a dime, his money will just get distributed differently.

        What do you want to bet the NBA under Jewish Commissioner Adam Silver makes a very large donation to UCLA in the next few years??????

  • ncpride

    They must have had a meeting to reconsider their offer of ‘forgiveness’ to Sterling because it’s the Christian thing to do. They realized they can get SO much more out of this non-scandal, and they are striking while the iron is hot.

  • David Ashton

    Eugenics research (Tay-Sachs?) could do with that money.

  • NoMosqueHere

    The groups want Silver to talk with them about diversifying the executive ranks of the NBA, similar to efforts in other sports.


    Good. Let some of these PC white, NBA jerks find themselves on the thin edge of the affirmative action wedge. A victim of affirmative action is more likely to support Amren.

  • Greg Thomas

    It’s never enough with diversity.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      It won’t end until every western country is a third world hellhole. Diversity means no whites.

  • Greg Thomas

    They will not get over it as long as the taking is good. They will exploit the situation to the max, as long as they can continue to loot and pillage Sterling.

  • Anon

    What a great idea. After a few years of negros stealing everything that isn’t tied down, professional sports and the negro worship that goes with it will disappear.

  • Eugenicist

    There will come a time, probably in the near future, when a faltering economy (to put it mildly) and a resultant increase in crime, will see the attendance at NBA games drop precipitously; because the mostly-White attendees won’t have the disposable income for such frivolous and time-wasting pursuits, and they simply won’t want to get ‘jacked’ in the parking lot.

    I see bankruptcy coming for the NBA, NFL, MLB, and the rest. It couldn’t come soon enough, as far as I’m concerned.

  • Alexandra1973

    What exactly was Sterling’s crime, anyway? Saying something un-PC?

    This is just insane.

    • JohnEngelman

      What bothers me about the response to this presumed “scandal” is that it reinforces an environment in which it is dangerous to say anything critical about blacks, even if what is said can easily be documented as true.

  • Evette Coutier

    The shakedown continues.

  • JohnEngelman

    How many people who are not black really care about what Donald Sterling said in a private conversation that was illegally recorded and broadcast?

    • Alexandra1973

      Hey, you have to have the moral high ground and holier-than-thou attitude somehow! This just gives the PC crowd such an opportunity.

      • Eugenicist

        Sanctimony is a core value of the “race doesn’t exist, but all races are equal, except Whites who are always looking for someone to oppress” crowd.

      • JohnEngelman

        The PC crowd welcomes any issue that distracts attention from the facts that black rates of crime and illegitimacy have increased since the civil rights legislation was signed, and that there has been little improvement in black academic performance, despite expensive efforts to achieve that improvement.

        Because the PC crowd cannot disprove what I have just stated, they make it dangerous to state it publicly. The controversy over Don Sterling’s comments will increase that danger.

    • evilsandmich

      Publicly? A lot.
      Privately? You’re probably right: almost no one.

    • dukem1


    • bubo

      Better yet, how many people actually even know what was said? All that is needed to know is that the TV says a thought criminal is loose.

    • Pilgrim786

      But look at all the people who actually care about this reptile! All because he manages a band of overgrown teenagers!

      This nation wastes way too much time, energy and money on professional sports. If these associations go the way of the lower rungs of the federal bureaucracy, we may succeed in diverting that energy to worthwhile enterprises.

      I like the faux-proposal suggested by a prior commentator: total black ownership of all teams. Quickest means of ensuring that the sport degenerates into a mini-Congo. The utter disgust that will inspire will keep all bright and ambitious kids away from pro-sports, forcing them to take up a hobby that is something more than black tribal-war.

  • Padrig

    I say give them exactly what they are asking for. Hell, just ban any white person at all from participating in the NBA. No owners, no players, no refs, no management, nothing. Not a single white face.
    Can you think of a better way to be rid of the NBA for good?

    • TXCriollo

      Then they would cry racism for losing money

    • The US Gov’t and ultimately the taxpayers would just have to bail them out as an “important multi-cultural [meaning black] US cultural icon”.

  • Luca

    This whole screenplay is another electronic distraction, conjured up by the liberal propaganda machine to keep people focused away from the latest news uncovered about the attack on Benghazi.

    It may also be a way of hijacking a newly lucrative NBA team away from a man who would not normally sell it.

  • rentslave

    Whatever happened to “to each his own?”Most of these characters don’t have the necessities for such an undertaking.

  • The biggest spectacle here is witnessing white people crucify
    one of their own and taking part in the robbery of this haywired old man.

    • Chip Carver

      Sterling is not one of our own. And I have been surprised at the number of whites who have commented on Sterling’s ethnicity while chuckling, noting the hypocrisy of “them”. Heartening stuff.

  • rentslave

    Who wrote that statement for them using the word egregious?

    • Chip Carver

      Some relative of Sterling no doubt.

  • blight14

    WHO funds about 90% of this nonsense? Lets see how uppity they are when the revenue begins to dwindle. I’ve never spent one red penny on the NBA/NFL/MLB/etc… would be nice to see that become a trend in our nation.

    • Howard W. Campbell

      Indirectly, you fund this nonsense through the products or services that are advertised during the games. The beast can be starved by buying used, off brands, through Craigslist, etc. I used to take my kids to the occasional Indianapolis Indians (AAA baseball) game, but the crowds were 98+% white. In Montana, my options are a little more limited.

  • Ringo Lennon

    Ever notice how the NBA gets all the coverage in the media while the NHL gets virtually zero publicity. I wonder why?

    • American_cavalier

      No no no dont say that. We like the way things are just as they are at the NHL.

  • Moe

    This isn’t over yet. Not by a long shot. The NBA could reap millions here, in dollars for ‘education’ against racism, in promoting more blacks to managers and seeking out black team owners. In demanding that black disadvantaged yoots get prime seats to games and new b-ball courts and facilities etc.

  • Moe

    Right. Where is affirmative action for white players? Scholarships to schools for basketball?

    • John R

      Yeah, scholarships for basketball, but not for crew, swimming, or lacrosse? Can we Whites complain about “disparate impact”?

  • Juggernaut3000

    Guarantee no recurrence? How about the racist, bad things that blacks say on a regular basis? How is that possible and what if the guarantee is broken then what? Are they going to demand that Sterling’s tongue be cut out? Or that he hand over all his assets to the NAACP and then be hanged by the neck until dead?

    Bottom Line: Give us money. We want to keep Sterling’s money flowing into our coffers. Replace all white owners with blacks.

    • Pilgrim786

      I think they should totally force the latter. I can’t wait for an all-black owned, managed and manned NBA.

      This nation wastes way too many resources on sports. Perhaps, after witnessing the sport denuded of its faux glory and glamour, some bright kids may decide to devote their energies to things like science, art, music, warfare and other things that actually matter.

      • Hopefully Not! With all the green card foreigners coming into the US for scientific & engineering jobs there’s no demand for US citizens with science backgrounds. Of course you still could have a son /daughter get that Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, but then they’ll just end up delivering pizzas for Dominos. Better have them get an “African Studies” degree and get a Gov’t job.

  • Juggernaut3000

    According to the left, the NBA won’t be diverse until it is 100% black players, owners and managers.

    One can only hope…then it’ll be put out of business. Larry Johnson needs to get a good look at who fills the stands at NBA games.

    • Laura Dilworth

      white coaches have a better record than black

  • John Smith

    Fortunately Sterling is jewish, so the SPLC won’t be tossing Mark Potok out there to talk 24/7 about how evil white people are.

  • Avi Marranazo

    This is an interesting situation. I think Sterling is / will be portrayed as “White” by the media even though he would self-identify otherwise. It’s not unlike the Academy Award ceremonies when the left loony presenter du jour goes on about the domination of Hollywood studios by “White” men.

  • Steven

    This is all about Magic buying the team, and zero about race.

    Old guy just didn’t want to be embarrassed that his paid gf was screwing around with other guys and putting it on instagram.

    Big set up when gf realized she was NOT going to get a ton of money from the old guy bc he wasn’t going to get divorced, so she hooked up with Magic…

    And Magic got in place a team to buy the Clippers before the tape even hit TMZ.

  • DennisDale

    I know this looks particularly craven on the part of the NAACP, but show some pity; they’ve got to take every advantage they can–they just lost a major donor!

  • DennisDale

    However, those groups still want to meet with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss diversity in the executive ranks of the professional basketball league and to figure out ways to ensure such situations don’t happen again.
    Really? They just hate that this happened. So sad. Saul Goodman couldn’t be less sincere.

  • DaCoachK

    “Racist” is the new “Communist,” which was the new “witch.” Have your life ruined with one accusation. Oh, and the term can only be applied to white folks.

  • American_cavalier

    Can no one else see this for what it is? Its a form of tribute to playcate the barbarians. Its straight out of Roman history. Corrupt and venal Imperial oligarchs afraid of losing their income stream gather up funds and symbolic sacrificial individuals and then hand them over to the barbarian warlords who promise not to go on the rampage. Each tribute reduces the imperial ranks and increases the barbarian ranks until finally one day the barbarians simply overthrow the last remaining vestige of imperial authority. Well for the NBA the day has come. The barbarians want entrance into the imperial palace. Which NBA executive will be chosen by his fellow Romans to be executed and replaced with the “token” barbarian representative. To hell with them all!