The Miami Heat are thankfully as far away from Donald Sterling as geographically possible but LeBron James is the global spokesman for the NBA and he’s weighed in on the racist statements made by the Los Angeles Clippers owner. In case you missed what Sterling said, it wasn’t pretty and in case you missed what LeBron said — well, he didn’t agree at all.
Sterling’s racist comments have cost him more than the respect of everyone with a conscious, it has cost him the chance to lure big free agents to Los Angeles. While Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and company should not be punished for Sterling’s words, players around the league are disassociating themselves with Sterling and that includes LeBron.
Not that there was that great of a chance of him leaving the Heat this offseason, all that talk of a potential sign-and-trade with the Clippers is dead in the wake of Sterling nuking every bridge he’s ever had in basketball.
LeBron has come out in stark opposition of Sterling’s comments and wants him out of the league. LeBron even said he’d have considered sitting out a playoff game if he were on the Clippers so any hope of him entertaining the idea of signing with the Clippers this offseason is even less likely than it already was.