August 10, 2012; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss and Jim Buss during a press conference held to introduce the three-time defensive player of the year who was aquired in a four-team trade from the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Jeanie Buss releases statement on Donald Sterling


Since Donald Sterling’s comments were released this past weekend, nearly everyone in the basketball world and beyond have offered their opinion on the matter. The Lakers owners, specifically Jeanie Buss, offered their own viewpoint through a statement released on the Lakers website.

 

“The comments and sentiments expressed on the tape are reprehensible and disturbing, and certainly are the opposite of how the Lakers feel about the league’s players and fans. I have full confidence that Adam Silver and the NBA will handle this situation appropriately.”

 

Buss’ comments on the situation mirror those of everyone within and outside the league. Kobe Bryant offered his two cents earlier in the weekend.

 

 

 

After such a frustrating and trying instance, it’s incredibly refreshing to see the league stand up as one and unite against racism. It was well-documented that the Clippers players dumped their warmups at mid-court prior to their game Sunday, but the Heat matched that sentiment prior to their game Monday night against the Bobcats.

 

To NBA Fans, I want to put a stop to a rumor. I am not trying to buy the Clippers, they already have an owner. – Magic Johnson

 

Earlier in the day, Magic Johnson was rumored to be an interested suitor in purchasing the Clippers. However, that rumor was also shot down in a tweet from Magic himself this evening.

 

As is, there is yet to be a decision made on the situation, with a press conference set for 2 PM on Tuesday to release the NBA’s finding on its investigation into the manner. Many ideas have been floated around, but without having a precedent to this situation, the resulting punishment is entirely unpredictable.

 

Tell us below what YOU think Donald Sterling’s punishment should be.

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  • Al

    Banishment for 1year. Once these players decides not to play for him anymore, he might give up the Clippers

  • p.rob.

    I would like to see the NBA suspend all Clippers Draft Picks for as long as Sterling owns the team, but I think the only way you can really punish him is Sponsors dropping his brand.