Bob Costas: The media must do its part to convince Donald Sterling to sell his team

posted at 4:41 pm on April 28, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, does this sound like a guy who cares what the media thinks of him? Actual quote from a deposition Sterling gave a few years ago:

Tip of the iceberg. See, for instance, this 2009 Deadspin list of Sterling lowlights featuring multiple allegations of racism, sexual harassment, and egregious skinflintery. The man’s defining characteristic is shamelessness, so much so that I’m surprised that he questioned the accuracy of that recording of him rambling about black fans at Clippers games. He’s 80 years old, financially invulnerable, is looking potentially at a billion-dollar profit if he sells the team, and seems to all appearances to relish being a boor. Why not own it at this point and laugh in the public’s face? “The Magic Christian” is long overdue for a sequel anyway.

All of which is to say, what does Costas think the media can or should do beyond simply reporting this out to humiliate this guy into liquidating his showcase property? Why, for that matter, does he want the media actively trying to help the NBA out of its PR clusterfark in the first place? Let the commissioner and owners deal with it. There’s little they can do under league rules to take control of the team unless it’s in financial distress, but presumably a lucrative enough offer will ease Sterling out the door. (We’ll call the difference between the team’s appraisal value and the sales price in this case the “racism premium.”) Having the owners demand that he sell might be the only form of peer pressure on him that works; the social circles he moves in might have looked the other way at his previous misdeeds but they can’t look the other way at this. The only other obvious solution is for the Clippers to go on strike (preferably next year instead of right now, in the middle of the playoffs, for the fans’ sake). That would force Sterling either to sell or to replace them with a bunch of scrubs who would be roundly destroyed by every team they play … thereby making them exactly like most of the Clippers teams that have played for Sterling since he bought the team in the early 80s.

Exit question via former NBA star Larry Johnson: Is it time for racially segregated basketball leagues? I’m going to vote no.


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There’s little they can do under league rules to take control of the team unless it’s in financial distress,

Presumably having no commercial sponsors and no season ticket holders would qualify.

rbj on April 28, 2014 at 4:45 PM

and egregious skinflintery

I would say downright niggardly, but would probably be accused of racism.

Honestly, though, isn’t this a free-speech issue? Let the players and fans decide through ticket sales.

John the Libertarian on April 28, 2014 at 4:45 PM

what does Costas think the media can or should do beyond simply reporting this out to humiliate this guy

Tell that this moron with a buttfugly GF is a DEMOCRAT ?

burrata on April 28, 2014 at 4:47 PM

It’s not a controversy until Bobby Pink Eye chimes in.

BuckeyeSam on April 28, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Is it time for racially segregated basketball leagues?

Yes.

burrata on April 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Bob Costa is unique in that he is both stupid and evil. Ok, maybe not so unique…

oscarwilde on April 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Hmmm. Don’t all the owners get enough TV revenue to keep their stakes afloat indefinitely?

22044 on April 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Just report the sports and save the social justice commentary for someone else, yo-k?

Bishop on April 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I think we should let the invisible hand of the marketplace discipline that knucklehead. If you’re a paying fan or season ticket holder, don’t go. Tell your friends. Don’t buy team merchandise.

The marketplace is even more powerful in this case, given the proportion of players and fans who are black. Don’t rely on some quivery NBA commish to make a statement. That will certainly leave some people happy and an equal number unhappy.

Let his ship sink.

Chowderhead123 on April 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Exit question via former NBA star Larry Johnson: Is it time for racially segregated basketball leagues? I’m going to vote no.

Why not. I think it would be a telling lesson for people who needs it.

the_nile on April 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

He should rename the team The Redskins.

tdarrington on April 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Sir, the question was, is this your handwriting?

Hilarious

Cicero43 on April 28, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Bob Costas can just shut up.

francesca on April 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Just report the sports and save the social justice commentary for someone else, yo-k?

Bishop on April 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Hard to turn back the clock…

the_nile on April 28, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Show of hands-

Anybody know when did Bob Costas decided he was a social commentator? My God, he went to Syracuse! Shut up and read the scores.

Happy Nomad on April 28, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Exit question via former NBA star Larry Johnson: Is it time for racially segregated basketball leagues?

So much for Brown vs. Board of Education.

Bitter Clinger on April 28, 2014 at 4:55 PM

He’s turned in his red eyes from one brown eye. He’s yours.

TinFin on April 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM

I look forward to seeing no one defend Sterling on this thread.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Sterling can’t be shamed into selling the Clippers. He’s been a terrible owner for 3 decades and constantly mocked for it in the press. That hasn’t made any difference up until this point. Keep in mind that this is a guy who ran such a cheapass organization that he actually at one point asked his head coach to tape players up before games so he could save money on a trainer. He has no shame.

I honestly don’t know what the league can do at this point legally to force his hand. And the media can’t do much that they haven’t already tried over the last 30 years. Honestly, you suspend him from the league and then wait for him to keel over and die.

Doughboy on April 28, 2014 at 4:57 PM

I found Larry Johnson’s suggestion of an all black league disconcerting and highly questionable.

Wasn’t the civil rights movement all about tearing down the barriers of segregation?

What Mr. Johnson is suggesting is rank segregation and would seek to prevent any player, coach, or owner who doesn’t happen to be black from playing, coaching, or having a stake in ownership.

It begs the question: what litmus would be next?

It’s sad to see an ostensibly educated individual make such a statement. Just as sad as, and perhaps even more disturbing than, Mr. Sterling’s comments, since the impact if Mr. Johnson’s suggestion was implemented would be far more reaching.

thatsafactjack on April 28, 2014 at 4:57 PM

What’s the score?

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Exit question via former NBA star Larry Johnson: Is it time for racially segregated basketball leagues? I’m going to vote no.

I assume it was a rhetorical question but hey, we have a Congressional Black Caucus, we have Black Entertainment channel, we have Ebony magazine, and another zillion or so things that are prima facie segregated. Too bad a Black Basketball League will have a lion’s share of the best players…

Rix on April 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM

I have about as much interest in the NBA as I do in a pool party at the Clintons, but all of this is pretty damn funny.

And it was about time midget Costas rolled out of the clown car to chime in. They really should dress him up in a little clown dictator outfit to emphasize his self-importance.

Now if we can just Olbermann to throw a bucket of confetti at the crowd …

M240H on April 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM

I know it’s a Sterling thing and not a Clippers thing, but someone once wrote that the Clippers would be the first team to win the NBA title and die of bad champagne. This is close.

cbenoistd on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

I hate and despise Costas. He suffers mightily from little man syndrome. As for Sterling his own hubris should have brought him down years ago. The only teason he got a pass this long is because he’s a democrat.

neyney on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Exit question via former NBA star Larry Johnson: Is it time for racially segregated basketball leagues? I’m going to vote no.

I agree. Instead, I think that NBA teams should be required to set aside a certain number of slots on their rosters for white players.

And more seriously, as offensive as Donald Sterling’s comments were I find Larry Johnson’s comments advocating racial divides in basketball even more offensive. Not that Johnson- clearly a racist- will be taken to task for hating other races.

Happy Nomad on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

So, I think it’s safe to say at this point, that a) there is still Freedom of Speech as long as it adheres to the PC Police and Leftist version of it. And b) if you are an owner or an employee of ANY business, you have NO Freedom of Speech at all.

Or you exercise your Freedom of Speech, and you’re going to either a) be forced out of business by fascists, or b) be fired from your job and lose your livelihood.

Basically, the only people that actually HAVE Freedom of Speech in America today, are people that either a) are leftists that live by the rules of the PC Police, or b) have absolutely nothing to lose, and don’t care about having all of it taken away by fascists.

Meople on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Too bad a Black Basketball League will have a lion’s share of the best players…

Rix on April 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Oh, I don’t know. Maybe the NBA would actually go back to playing basketball.

M240H on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Holly Crap Rich Santorum just invaded screen. Make it stop Ed.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Gah Tiny freakin keyboards on iphones! Meant to say only reason and it autocorrected to teaspoon!

neyney on April 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM

So, Harry Reid and Joe Biden are gone?

Sven on April 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM

As if this jackwad Costas has any credibility to say anything at all about anyone…

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Exit question via former NBA star Larry Johnson: Is it time for racially segregated basketball leagues?

I would say no, but then again, that would’ve prevented Jeremy Lin from giving away Game 4(and likely the series) last night against the Blazers. I may have to think about this.

Doughboy on April 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Holly Crap Rich Santorum just invaded screen. Make it stop Ed.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Holly?

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Sooo …

How much of the raging outraged criticism of Sterling is actually generated by the sheer joy Lefties are having at being able to verbally pillory a Jew without fear of criticism?

M240H on April 28, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I look forward to seeing no one defend Sterling on this thread.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM

I look forward to you telling us how Racist Israel is, complete with your cute Left-Wing Israeli penny-dreadful Talking Points.

Del Dolemonte on April 28, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Sir, the question was, is this your handwriting?

Hilarious

Cicero43 on April 28, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Heh, just FYI…

the_nile on April 28, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Exit question via former NBA star Larry Johnson: Is it time for racially segregated basketball leagues? I’m going to vote no.

I assume it was a rhetorical question

Rix on April 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Um, no. … maybe you should look up what rhetorical means.

Happy Nomad on April 28, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Holly Crap

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Less than 8 months til Christmas, Skippy!

A+

Del Dolemonte on April 28, 2014 at 5:04 PM

I would say no, but then again, that would’ve prevented Jeremy Lin from giving away Game 4(and likely the series) last night against the Blazers. I may have to think about this.

Doughboy on April 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The Blazers are just better.

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Holly Crap …

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Didn’t Bishop used to date a girl named Holly Crap?

M240H on April 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Bob Costas. Because God gave the world sportscasters for moral guidance and social introspection.

Augustinian on April 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I hope all citizens are vetted for racism then professionally and socially destroyed. Then we can move on to sexists. The end game is ugly, but predictable and necessary. All collapsing societies experience it.

Let. It. Burn.

ClassicCon on April 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

The interesting thing is that Costas thinks that the owner of the Redskins is every bit as bad as Mr. Sterling.

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I look forward to seeing no one defend Sterling on this thread.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM

No one should be pilloried for what he says to his whore mistress girlfriend. This is silly and unfair.

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Doughboy on April 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Now now, it’s a team sport.

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Holly Crap Rich Santorum

Who is that?

Bitter Clinger on April 28, 2014 at 5:08 PM

So, they still play pro basketball, huh?

People will watch anything.

trigon on April 28, 2014 at 5:08 PM

The missing actor in this story is David Stern. Apparently, as Paul Westphal stated, Sterling and his views was the worst kept secret in the NBA. That means David Stern must have played a part in keeping this guy’s image at least acceptable enough for public consumption. The lid could only stay on that pressure cooker for so long before the true Sterling came forth. This is all part of David Stern’s legacy.

Mallard T. Drake on April 28, 2014 at 5:08 PM

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:56 PM

So in your world, saying Costas is a gigantic putz taking up for Mr. Sterling?

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Holly Crap …

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Holly Crap …

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Didn’t Bishop used to date a girl named Holly Crap?

M240H on April 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Ya – but she fell out of the boat on a tragic fishing trip….

I had a Holly Carb once…..

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Sterling was only talking about “dirty blacks”, not the clean and articulate blacks.

Bishop on April 28, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Sterling wins either way. If he stays, he wins. If he sells, he really wins. He bought the team for $18 million (!) in the 1980s. The franchise, despite years of losing big, is now worth around $500 million. Not bad for a team that started out as the Buffalo Braves.

rcpjr on April 28, 2014 at 5:12 PM

The more I consider it, the more it strikes me that Bundy, the Nevada rancher, made a statement regarding ‘slavery’ while discussing his views on the plight of blacks on welfare, and was roundly reviled and castigated for it.

Larry Johnson suggests the re-institution of segregation, at least in professional basketball, and I find no such clamor of voices decrying his statement. It’s not even the first time he’s made a controversial, race related statement.

During the 1999 NBA Finals between the Knicks and San Antonio Spurs, Johnson caused a stir by saying: “We’ve got a lot of rebellious slaves on this (Knicks) team.”

When asked if he was referring to his teammates as slaves, Johnson seemed surprised people were confused.

“I’ve got to explain that to you? We don’t go with the mainstream,” Johnson said at the time.

Johnson has been an executive with the Knicks for the last two years. However, it’s unknown what his role will be under new team president Phil Jackson.

“…slaves…”? I’m under the impression that professional basketball players, even those not considered ‘stars’, are well compensated for their efforts… under thoroughly negotiated and freely signed contracts.

thatsafactjack on April 28, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Oh please. How about this: the media first convinces Jerry Jones to sell the Cowboys because the way he’s run that team into the ground profoundly offends me.

Erich66 on April 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Maybe Costas and Bloomberg can get together and start a seniors midget basketball league with four foot high baskets.

bw222 on April 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I’m under the impression that professional basketball players, even those not considered ‘stars’, are well compensated for their efforts… under thoroughly negotiated and freely signed contracts.

thatsafactjack on April 28, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Several were (and are) well compensated by Mr. Sterling as a matter of fact. For most of his time as owner he didn’t even require them to win. Or show up.

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Larry Johnson suggests the re-institution of segregation, at least in professional basketball, and I find no such clamor of voices decrying his statement. It’s not even the first time he’s made a controversial, race related statement.
thatsafactjack on April 28, 2014 at 5:13 PM

“Separate but equal” may sound like a good idea to “those who don’t know history”….

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I guess this clears Jessie Jackson when he said that Obama was not black enough.

mixplix on April 28, 2014 at 5:16 PM

seems to all appearances to relish being a boor. Why not own it at this point and laugh in the public’s face?

…sounds like Bob Costas to me!

KOOLAID2 on April 28, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Just because Sterling doesn’t want his girlfriend’s black friends in his presence doesn’t mean that he’s a racist. He just doesn’t like black people. /

HiJack on April 28, 2014 at 5:18 PM

But seriously; isn’t the medias job reporting the news? Not “doing it’s part to convince Sterling to sell the team?”

Or did that change at some point?

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Not bad for a team that started out as the Buffalo Braves.

rcpjr on April 28, 2014 at 5:12 PM

A long time ago, I had a friend who worked in PR for the Buffalo Braves. He got canned after a game with the Cincinnati Royals when a crack he made to the reporters about “half the fans coming disguised as empty seats” that got in the Cincinnati Inquirer.

bw222 on April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Holly Crap Rich Santorum

Who is that?

Bitter Clinger on April 28, 2014 at 5:08 PM

that her. You likie likie.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

so totally OT:

Shannon Bream ✔ @ShannonBream

BREAKING: On Senate floor now – @SenTedCruz says “John Kerry should offer Pres Obama his resignation and the Pres should accept it”

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

But seriously; isn’t the medias job reporting the news? Not “doing it’s part to convince Sterling to sell the team?”

Or did that change at some point?

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Dude – have you been in a coma for the last 40 years?/
The media’s job has had nothing to do with reporting news for a long long time….

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:21 PM

But seriously; isn’t the medias job reporting the news? Not “doing it’s part to convince Sterling to sell the team?”

Or did that change at some point?

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM

The media stopped reporting the news at least as far back as 2007…

HiJack on April 28, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Larry Johnson, during the 1999 playoffs, characterized the Knicks as “rebellious slaves.” When called on it by Bill Walton, he continued in the same noxious way.

No surprises here. He was a disgrace then, and he remains a disgrace now.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on April 28, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Question: If Sterling feels that way about blacks, couldn’t he have found a white, Hispanic or Asian girl friend with his money?

bw222 on April 28, 2014 at 5:23 PM

so totally OT:

Shannon Bream ✔ @ShannonBream

BREAKING: On Senate floor now – @SenTedCruz says “John Kerry should offer Pres Obama his resignation and the Pres should accept it”

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

For calling Israel an Apartheid nation. Sort of…

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM

The media’s job has had nothing to do with reporting news for a long long time….

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Post of the day.

bw222 on April 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM

BREAKING: On Senate floor now – @SenTedCruz says “John Kerry should offer Pres Obama his resignation and the Pres should accept it”

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

How about just a total round robin of resignations from the entire regime?

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Continued….OT

yep, I didn’t see it but am watching twitter feed—

Jake Tapper ✔ @jaketapper

“There is no place for this word in the context of the state of Israel,” @tedcruz says of “apartheid,” calling for @JohnKerry to resign.

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Dude – have you been in a coma for the last 40 years?/
The media’s job has had nothing to do with reporting news for a long long time….

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Just kidding. Although I was in a coma for most of 2009. Remind me again what Obama did to earn the Peace Prize? And under what authority was GM stolen from it’s shareholders without compensation?

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

I’d so love to see it….

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 5:27 PM

How’s the pinkeye doin’, Costas? You little perverted liberal prick. Get a life, will ya??

Bob Davis on April 28, 2014 at 5:28 PM

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Yeah. He should resign. So should Obama – and it is OT when you see Obama condemning Sterling and not paying attn to his constitutional duties.

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Just kidding. Although I was in a coma for most of 2009. Remind me again what Obama did to earn the Peace Prize? And under what authority was GM stolen from it’s shareholders without compensation?

kcewa on April 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

I’m kind of hoping I’ll wake up soon and find out the last 5 years have just been a bad nightmare that seemed to go on forever.

Except the whole dream sequence thing is such a cliche now….

dentarthurdent on April 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I won’t dance on Costa’s grave but when I hear of his demise I’ll smile.

jukin3 on April 28, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Maybe Sterling is a longtime racist. Then again, young Obama has done more to promulgate and incite racism than any president in recent memory. He creates it and thrives politically on it:
Abhorrent? Yeah, that’s Obama in word. Progressives only cause regression across the spectrum: they take us back in reverse gear.

Sherman1864 on April 28, 2014 at 5:32 PM

The NNBA?

jukin3 on April 28, 2014 at 5:34 PM

BREAKING: On Senate floor now – @SenTedCruz says “John Kerry should offer Pres Obama his resignation and the Pres should accept it”

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Cruz, Lee and Jeff Sessions are the few GOP senators with any courage. Rand Paul fell completely off that list.

bw222 on April 28, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Listen up, you pontificating dwarf, how about the media do something far more important – convince Harry Reid to resign from the senate?

Harray Greed

A Utah businessman is rocking both state and national politics after claiming Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped him broker a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Jeremy Johnson was allegedly told that the price would be $600,000, and claims to have made an initial payment of $250,000 when he was slapped with a federal lawsuit. Now he says he wants his money back.

The Salt Lake Tribune points out that Johnson has no way of knowing whether the funds actually made it to Reid, even if he did make a massive payment to Reid’s alleged intermediary.

The Salt Lake Tribune continues, explaining how the bribe supposedly came to be in 2010:

At the time, Johnson was largely known in Utah as a wealthy philanthropist who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to ferry supplies into Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Then, with the FTC investigation continuing, Johnson said Swallow suggested Reid could make problems with regulators go away — for a price.

“I said, ‘OK, what do I need to do?’ He’s like, ‘OK, it costs money,’ ” Johnson said, who claimed Swallow was adamant he make a deal.

“I think he told me, ‘Richard Rawle has a connection with Harry Reid,’ ” Johnson said.

He said Swallow at first wanted $2 million to enlist Reid’s help. But [his company] I Works was no longer profitable and he did not have the money, Johnson said, so they eventually agreed on $300,000 upfront and $300,000 later.

VorDaj on April 28, 2014 at 5:36 PM

The media stopped reporting the news at least as far back as 2007…

HiJack on April 28, 2014 at 5:22 PM

It goes back at least to 1964, but it certainly got much worse when the “Watergate Generation” graduated from “J-School.”

bw222 on April 28, 2014 at 5:38 PM

You know I heard from my wife’s sister’s hairstylist’s son that Costas and Reid frequent the same pedophile clubs.

jukin3 on April 28, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Let’s continue to highlight the fact that Sterling is a democrat, like Paula Deen and Harry Reid (of the “no negro dialect” observation).

LASue on April 28, 2014 at 5:41 PM

BREAKING: On Senate floor now – @SenTedCruz says “John Kerry should offer Pres Obama his resignation and the Pres should accept it”

CoffeeLover on April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

And then Obama should offer us his resignation and we should accept it.

VorDaj on April 28, 2014 at 5:42 PM

How’s the pinkeye, Bobbie?

Fallon on April 28, 2014 at 5:44 PM

You know I heard from my wife’s sister’s hairstylist’s son that Costas and Reid frequent the same pedophile clubs.

jukin3 on April 28, 2014 at 5:38 PM

And Reid always insists that he get an even younger boy than Costas got.

VorDaj on April 28, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Is this racism or a case of performance anxiety?

Bob Costas wants to grow up to be Howard Cosell

meci on April 28, 2014 at 5:46 PM

I won’t dance on Costa’s grave but when I hear of his demise I’ll smile.

jukin3 on April 28, 2014 at 5:31 PM

And if you can’t make it to the funeral, be sure and send a nice card saying that you approve.

VorDaj on April 28, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Bob Costas wants to grow up to be Howard Cosell

meci on April 28, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Only about 18 more inches to go.

VorDaj on April 28, 2014 at 5:47 PM

VorDaj on April 28, 2014 at 5:47 PM

With or without the toupee?

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2014 at 5:49 PM

The media is already doing its part in blowing up a non story into one which stops just sort of advocating racial genocide and singularly is (according to them) both “sexist” (more filling) and “racist” (tastes great).

MaiDee on April 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM

I believe that increased public pressure on Sterling would prove to be counter-productive.I would try my best to not anger him. If he feels he’s being bullied he’s less likely to sell or relinquish control of the team (giving controlling interest to his daughter seems to be the most reasonable and likely solution to me).

joana on April 28, 2014 at 5:53 PM

that her. You likie likie.

coolrepublica on April 28, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Nah. I’m not interested in getting herpes.

Or anything else she might be carrying.

Bitter Clinger on April 28, 2014 at 5:54 PM

All of which is to say, what does Costas think the media can or should do beyond simply reporting this out to humiliate this guy into liquidating his showcase property?

Exactly. I find his remarks to be offensive not only to African Americans, but women as well, but Costas’ bloviating is beyond the scope of his position. Not the first time.

scalleywag on April 28, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Larry Johnson, a muzzie convert, also said that “he’d be ‘uncomfortable’ with gay teammate.”

Maybe they could stone women and gheys as part of the halftime show in his new “Negro Basketball League.”

Racist + Black = Free Pass

The Nicks must be so proud…

pain train on April 28, 2014 at 6:01 PM

I believe that increased public pressure on Sterling would prove to be counter-productive.I would try my best to not anger him. If he feels he’s being bullied he’s less likely to sell or relinquish control of the team (giving controlling interest to his daughter seems to be the most reasonable and likely solution to me).

joana on April 28, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Why should making him sell the team be a goal, though?

In the past, I would have been all for ousting Sterling; not for any of his personal stances, but because he was a lousy owner who produced a horrible product. But the Clippers are finally ascendant. Hardly seems like the time to force him out, so it might be a perfect time for him to sell.

Good Solid B-Plus on April 28, 2014 at 6:01 PM

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