It was laudable for the members of the Los Angeles Clippers to take a stand against their owner. It was also a bit comical when you think of it in terms of a group of millionaires staging a silent protest.
For all the vitriol I’ve heard directed at NBA team owner Donald Sterling, I wonder whether it is a reflection or our entertainer-worshipping society that I have heard little directed at real estate owner Donald Sterling. As a landlord Sterling for years has bullied people who have no access to national television to stage a protest, silent or otherwise.
Gone are the days when people like Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey can own a professional sports team and flat-out refuse to hire black people. The Clippers will be all right, as will the NBA, but what about all the other people Sterling is still allowed to kick around?