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L.A. Clippers

MAKE HUGE STATEMENT

After Donald Sterling Ban

4/29/2014 11:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The L.A. Clippers organization made a huge statement on its official website in the wake of the announcement that Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA ... saying simply, "We Are One."

Unclear who made the decision to post the message on the team website, since Sterling is no longer calling the shots.

The Clippers also released a statement saying, "We wholeheartedly support and embrace the decision by the NBA and Commissioner Adam Silver today. Now the healing process begins."

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16.

nick    

How are they going to force him to sell??...the same way they forced aftican countries to sell their bauxite industry to the white man who make billions in profit while Africans are hungry??..by crooked means...??

176 days ago
17.

Cromulent    

Healing process? What, did someone die?

176 days ago
18.

Anthonynyadira    

We are one.. Not exactly.. Individual contracts, individual lives, individual opinions..

176 days ago
19.

cementmixer    

I guess he can't sign the players checks. Might as well pull the team out of the playoffs.

176 days ago
20.

ANTHONY DELGADO    

**** the Clippers owner and **** TMZ your website sucks

176 days ago
21.

Kiloshi    

So what about the LA all Mexican soccer team and Hispanic only work place!?!!?? Why aren't you all talking about that? Or, if this was a black man and he called his GF a cracker lover, would anything happen to him?!? NOPE! One sided!!

176 days ago
22.

deedee711    

No I'm sure he isn't the only one. He is the owner of team, that ran by a corporation that 70% of their players are black! You can't say things like that anymore and expect any consequence !! A company will kick you to the curb before they lose deals and endorsements for an old, trick out, racist fool! It's 2014 if white folks don't learn by now keep your mouth shut on how u feel negatively about blacks; they may Paula Deen you or Sterling you now lol racism stay losing!!!

176 days ago
23.

Bob Barker    

One man's despicable views do not define the Clippers organization, even if it is the owner. I'm sure there are a lot of good people that work for that organization from the players to the janitors. They deserve the same support from Clippers fans, so they can support their families.

176 days ago
24.

just a thought    

tmz did it again put it nose it someone's private business were are our rights, freedom of speech, he has the right to like or don't like whoever he wants and should be aloud to say so to his girlfriend like it or not. guess what we don't all like everyone get use to it and oprah he didn't say anything about slavery get over yourself you know nothing about it either

176 days ago
25.

latinaflava    

yes he has right to say n feel how he does but there's a time n place for tht ....he could've kept tht she.it to himself....he's a racist n that's good he's banned for life....everybody should b created equal....he can take his racist ass n go kill himself...he needs to watch wht he says....karma is a b.itch....

176 days ago
26.

Pally    

I am just waiting for the TWIST! Like this.. *Sterling sues the lady for the illegal taping and WINS since his permission was not given, and she faces crimnal charges for possible extorsion (Just for fun I thew that in).. *Sterling sues NBA for violating his First Amement Rights by using the tape as source for ban.. He wins 2 times and still remains a racist *******..

176 days ago
27.

nana    

I kinda feel sorry for the old man

176 days ago
28.

BeiberVegasHoHo    

Amen!

176 days ago
29.

To all mankind    

We should remember when facilities such as the Staple Center are built there are tax incentives and tax abatements given to the development team and owners, sterling has been given benefits that have stipulations such as job creation and retention for the under privilege communities. His comments are so contrary to the obligation for the community in which he was to assist because of the benefits he received. There is no room for such discrimination and hatred in our society and if you don't agree sit on the other side of the table. Sterling's past comments and behavior is deplorable and should not be tolerated. Commissioner Silver got it right.

176 days ago
30.

dropped    

They have to support the choices made publicly lol
It's called legal ramifications

176 days ago
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