Writes a friend:
You will recall Donald Sterling was stripped of his NBA team, the Los Angeles Clipper, for saying (in a private conversation): “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people”, and, “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want”, but “the little I ask you is … not to bring them to my games” The NBA players union went ballistic, and the new commissioner, Adam Silver, made the decision to strip the team from Sterling.
Now this story: “Exclusive: Inside the Corrosive Workplace Culture of the Dallas Mavericks.” Apparently the back office of the team was a hotbed of sexual harassment and ignoring physical violence. The two main individuals involved, Terdema Ussery (the President and CEO for 20 years) and Earl Sneed (a reporter for the team’s website), are black. But the owner is Mark Cuban.
Will Silver strip him of the Mavericks? If the allegations are true, you would think this current situation is far more significant than a few comments by Sterling.
It will be interesting to watch.