Brian Claypool on HLN Now, Did Sterling’s “Apology” Make Matters Worse?
As a Los Angeles Clippers season ticket holder and criminal defense attorney, Brian Claypool gives his take on the Donald Sterling’s racist comments and interview with Anderson Cooper. Donald Sterling, LA Clippers Owner, was recorded by V. Stiviano making racist comments. The recordings were released, and the NBA commissioner banned Sterling from the NBA. As a result, Donald Sterling went on AC360 with Anderson Cooper in an attempt to apologize.
Mike Galanos of HLN Now asks Brian if Sterling’s apology made matters worse. Brian states that in the interview Donald Sterling admits to humiliating and embarrassing the league. The NBA Board of Governors can use the statements made in the interview and use it against him as they try to prove that Donald Sterling violated the NBA’s morality clause.
Additionally, in 2003 and 2006 tenants came forward with accusations of racism, which shows that Sterling has exhibited racist behavior in the past.