Believe it or not, there is a bright side to the ugly remarks made by LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. A number of NBA players, including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, have come forward to admonish the racist comments head on.
The most outspoken player (and with the most clout) to comment on Sterling so far is easily LeBron James. “There’s no room for Donald Sterling in the NBA—there is no room for him,” the Miami Heat forward told ESPN before Saturday night’s playoff game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
James stood behind his words after the game, too. “There’s no room for that in our game. We’ve found a way to make this the greatest game in the world.” He added, “We don’t want Donald Sterling’s comments to overshadow what this game means to everyone, including the fans.”
Well said, LeBron. Check out more player commentary in the following pages.