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Al Sharpton

I'm Organizing a Boycott If the NBA Does Not

Suspend Donald Sterling TODAY

4/28/2014 5:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

042814_al_sharpton_launch Things are about to get real serious for the NBA ... Al Sharpton tells TMZ Sports he's planning on contacting the NBA's major advertisers to get them to pull their sponsorship if the league does not suspend Donald Sterling ASAP.

Sharpton spoke to our photog Sunday afternoon at LaGuardia Airport, where he called on the NBA to take immediate action against Sterling ... since the Clippers owner has not denied making the racist remarks published by TMZ Sports.

Sharpton used very pointed language, saying, "What is there to investigate? He should be suspended immediately. Let's quit stalling, let's quit copping out, NBA. Let him go."

The Rev was clear ... if something significant isn't done TODAY, he's going to start putting pressure on advertisers to pull their money.

The wallet ... always the best place to attack.

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Questdelsangraal    

Crawl back into the woodwork Al.

96 days ago
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STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

Protect a handful of black millionaires. Do nothing about the violence and murder in the inner cities because it won't make the news. Al sharpton. Pssht.

96 days ago
18.

toddpugz7111    

If this guy shakes your hand, you better count your fingers after!!

96 days ago
19.

jsd80    

That's what you do for a living you stupid ******.

96 days ago
20.

GospelTruth    

Here!!! Here!!! Rev!....for he's a jolly good fellow.....Bring in the band;;;!; Oh wait...he's rich white man so he gets a pass.

96 days ago
21.

JD    

I guess it takes a racist to know a racist!!

96 days ago
22.

Ron C    

So, Al, basically, you want a public lynching to take place? No jury, no investigation, no nothing......just hang him?

Way to do the math, Al.

96 days ago
23.

Jack Nitro    

I find it crazy people are making a big deal that this man made comments in the privacy of his own home and now he's a racist. News flash... most people in every race are racist. Who gives a crap what he said to his half BLACK girlfriend. He did not say the n-word or anything. People say horrible things about blacks, Jews, Asians, ect. In the privacy of there own home. If you can't say it in private where can you say these things? Everyone is racist someway or another. Get over it.

96 days ago
24.

iiaann3000    

You people who are "hating" on Al don't even get it..it is the "principal" of the thing; i.e. too many "rich" people are too quick to make racist comments and get away with it..he is simply doing what he must because if he does not, who will? If Sterling did NOT make the comments, then very simply, he denies the comments; publicly and sues TMZ or any other news/info organization for slander. The problem is, you can only win a slander judgement if what has been said about you is not true. Sorry for the ushers, ticket salespeople and the like but don't blame Sharpton; blame your racist owner who ever IF suspended/fined/etc? Will remain comfortable.
Grow up people and grow some balls; this isn't right and not deriding those who are protesting or planning to protest this and any other racist's racist statement is nor will ever be the solution.
#DunNow.

96 days ago
25.

Danielle    

tell him to shut up. He didn't say anything about Reverend Wright and listen to what Reverend Wright said about white people. It was much worse than what with this guy said about blacks.

96 days ago
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mikeletusallbehappy132    

This coming from the guy who has had all the racism from the Tawana Brawley case to the hate on Jews. We all already knew this racist Sterling when he wouldn't allow the apartments to be rented out to the blacks before but yet the NAACP gave him a lifetime award before? Now they're only stopping this one because of this incident. Way to go Reverend and Sterling.

96 days ago
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mikeletusallbehappy132    

This coming from the guy who has had all the racism from the Tawana Brawley case to the hate on Jews. We all already knew this racist Sterling when he wouldn't allow the apartments to be rented out to the blacks before but yet the NAACP gave him a lifetime award before? Now they're only stopping this one because of this incident. Way to go Reverend and Sterling.

96 days ago
28.

Matt m    

F off you racist pig

95 days ago
29.

Patrick Prophylactic    

Pay your back taxes Al, you rasist!

95 days ago
30.

Sue79    

Ugh. Can't stand this guy.

95 days ago
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