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MURS Responds To LA Clippers Former Owner Donald Sterling’s Suspension From The NBA

Published: April 30, 2014 in Mayday, MURS by

Murs Sterling

Amidst the ever-growing discussion of the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments caught on tape and the decision to remove him from the NBA for life, MURS was hit up for his opinion and dropped his two cents.

As a black man that grew up in the ghettos of Los Angeles, the topic of discussion is not new to MURS at all. While the comments caught on tape were shocking to much of America, MURS isn’t surprised in the least, as he told XXL:

Being from L.A., I heard a lot of negative things from Donald Sterling growing up, and it wasn’t completely surprising. I also know the troubles. A lot of people of color had trouble getting into ownership in professional sports. So I always assumed there ware some type of racism at that level in the game. It took Michael Jordan so long, it took Bob Johnson just to get involved, and there is nobody in the NFL or MLB [who is a franchise owner]. Older white men all come from a pre-Civil Rights America. I don’t think those teachings they learn as children or young adults just disappear when they get money. They probably get reinforced, more reassured and less cultured as they got older. I guess I wasn’t surprised.

MURS also responds to Homeboy Sandman’s controversial article (you can read our Indie Spotlight on Homeboy Sandman by clicking here) in which Sandman questioned the readiness of Black America (and people in general) to stand up to institutionalized racism.

I was reading Homeboy Sandman’s article and what he’s saying is if everybody is not ready to be down, then I don’t think anyone should expect the Los Angeles Clippers to throw away their season. But it would be amazing to me, and really inspiring, if all the players in the NBA sat down until [Sterling] got put out. To me that would make a hell of a statement for Black America; my hat would be off for them. I’m not expecting them to do that, they don’t owe us that. But it would be a huge dynamic and welcomed statement from where I see things.

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  • What do you think of the decision to ban Donald Sterling? Is it a victory?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Clint Byers Siefers

    “…and there is nobody in the NFL or MLB [who is a franchise owner].”

    Magic Johnson is majority owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers…

  • Ollie Gates

    I think every black person needs to watch last sundays episode of family guy before they keep continueing the way they are talking.

  • Ollie Gates

    Murs is on some real shit. Thank you for not being like Snoop and just saying a whole bunch of racist shit towards white people outta hate cause of one old dude. Mother fuckers look up to yall and it sucked for handful of people I know when Snoop continuned to pull that shit. hes not ignorant or stupid, he was at fort lauderdale Im pretty sure he knows not to take it out on other people. But he did it.

  • Guest

    I don’t agree with what the guy has done or doing, but, what he aid or claimed to have said was in a private conversation. Time to throw this stupid ass racists card away , we all human no matter the color of our skin.

  • Guest

    I don’t agree with what the guy has done or doing, but, what he said or claimed to have said was in a private conversation. Time to throw this stupid ass racists card away , we all human no matter the color of our skin.

  • Anthony L Magdalena

    Clint Byers Siefers, Magic invested 50 million out of 2.15 billion. How is that Majority?

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