NBA super star Lebron James came out hard against the racist comments uttered by LA Clipper owner Donald Sterling.
Before taking on the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 3 of Miami's first-round playoff series, James said that if the report is true, then "there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league."
"It’s unacceptable and as a commissioner in our league, they have to make a stand, and they have to be very aggressive with it. I don’t know what it’s going to be, but you just can’t have that in our league," James said, via the Miami Herald. The four-time NBA MVP also said he even contemplated not playing. "I kind of wavered back and forth whether I would actually sit out. If our owner would come out and say the things that he said, I would really have to sit down with my teammates, talk to my family because at the end of the day, our family, and our teammates are way more important than that."
James also wondered aloud what would happened to a player who "came out and said something of that stature" and called on NBA commissioner Adam Silver to "do something very fast and quickly before this really gets out of hand."
LeBron was not alone. TNT analyst and former NBA star Charles Barkley said Silver"suspend [Sterling] and fine him immediately." Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson described Sterling's alleged remarks as a "black eye for the NBA."
He's telling it like it is. Does Michael Jordan have a reaction for us also?