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Rev. Al Sharpton

I'm Meeting with NBA Commish

To Prevent Another Sterling Debacle

6/3/2014 11:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0603-sharpton-silver-tmz-01The Rev and The Commish will meet face-to-face in NYC tomorrow -- for a closed-door meeting about the L.A. Clippers and how the league should handle civil rights issues in the future. 

Al Sharpton and Adam Silver are all set to sit down together at NBA headquarters at noon tomorrow -- it seems Silver wants to make sure they're on the same page should another racist Donald Sterling situation come up during Silver's reign.

Of course, in the hours after TMZ Sports posted the Sterling audio, Sharpton threatened to organize a boycott and a rally in front of the NBA offices if Silver didn't immediately drop the hammer on Sterling. 

Ultimately, Silver did everything Sharpton had called for ... banning Sterling for life and driving a quick sale of the team.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

I'll be at the meeting too

50 days ago
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master    

If it happens again he wont be able to kick out the owner, and wants to figure out away from good ol Rev Al doesnt trying to orgaanize another boycott

50 days ago
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Jay    

Rev. Al (what a joke to call him that) is more racist than Mr. Sterling could ever be. The world will be better off when Al, Jessie, & Louis are 6 feet under & burning in HELL where they belong..

50 days ago
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K-man    

Silver is a chicken ****. Why would you legitimize a lying ****-bag like Sharpton by having a closed door meeting w/ him. Send this ugly little bastard packing.

50 days ago
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Sparky    

Sharpton and Gloria Allred should get married, they are both media whores who do nothing but grab headlines and sound bytes.

50 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

Al Sharpton needs to stay the hell out of it. He is NOT helping.

50 days ago
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Matthew Johnson    

And Commissioner and Pulpit Pimping the Black community have exactly what in common?

50 days ago
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Ginger    

Racism big business in America $$$$

50 days ago
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cluesarethere    

Great! Silver is now Sharpton's lap dog! This whole Sterling debacle was preventable... Don't listen to the likes of Sharpton. I'm just glad Sterling got a hefty $2billion for the team. And the team went to someone not involved with any of this fiasco.

50 days ago
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RG7323    

Is this the same Al that got caught on tape talking about laundering drug money with former mobster Michael Franzese? Or is this the running off at the mouth Sharpton from the Tawana Brawley case? Al didn't care if Tawana had been raped, he just wanted to stir up the pot and get his movement started or to quote Al: “We beat this, we will be the biggest N****** in New York." Yep, sounds like the right guy to clean up this NBA mess to me (heavy sarcasm).

50 days ago
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Nana    

This is so bizarre!

50 days ago
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unknowntoou    

mr.race card himself.only thing he cares about is getting paid.he finally got his foot in the door he's gonna milk this bone for a long time.this fool is a used car salesman

50 days ago
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joey jones    

sharpton is a racist attention hoe

50 days ago
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Black Adam    

Black Religious leaders are so stupid. If I was being paid millions of dollars to bounce a ball, I could not care less what anybody thought about my skin color. What sterling was saying made no sense at all. It should of went in one ear and out the other like when someone is on a street corner saying that they're Jesus Christ.

50 days ago
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Grobzugig    

An excellent representative for all the Negros. Keep up the good work Al, you are the white mans dream come true .

50 days ago
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