Among the comments:
-- "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?" (3:30)
-- "You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games." (5:15)
-- "I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people." (7:45)
-- "...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games." (9:13)
originally posted by: Hellas
Seriously there are far more important things than this. So he doesn't want black people at his games, who cares?
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: lostbook
The point is that he said it in what he likely thought was private conversation at the time, and it got recorded. Now it's out and no longer private. It can happen to anyone.
If I wanted to have a conversation in my own home this afternoon and call out every racial epithet I could think of, I'm sure I'd think it was private, too, but if someone happens to get a phone on and recording and saves it for posterity and someday someone decides to release it because I'm rich, powerful, famous and in a lawsuit ... well, so much for that private moment all those years ago ...
Magic says he strongly believes the players should focus on playing basketball and should NOT boycott Sunday's playoff game. BUT, Magic thinks African Americans should not line Sterling's pockets by going to the games, saying, "He wants our money but doesn't want us to show up."
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - President Barack Obama on Sunday described comments reportedly made by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers "incredibly offensive racist statements," before casting them as part of a continuing legacy of slavery and segregation that Americans must vigilantly fight.
"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said when asked to respond to Donald Sterling's reported comments.
Obama's description of the controversy as part of a larger historical context is the latest example of his continuing willingness to expound on matters of race in his second term.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: FlyersFan
Perhaps Mr. Johnson feels like the players should honor their contractual obligations to the team at the same time he feels that Black Americans should exercise their free market options to express their opinions about the team owner's sentiments towards them?
Just spitballin' here ...