The Donald Sterling story just won’t go away, but it’s starting to sound more and more like the man himself will. That’s been the general thinking in the NBA since the Clippers’ owner made his racist comments and that’s the belief moving forward. While there was talk of a boycott, specifically one led by LeBron James, the Miami heat star has backed away from those comments and has instead fully supported Adam Silver.
“At the end of the day, we see what Adam Silver is doing, and he’s moving forward,” James said before the Miami Heat’s playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets. “And if he continues, which we believe Adam Silver will do on the situation, then us players have nothing to worry about.”
This is a big moment for relations between the players and the commissioner, a relationship that under David Stern was tenuous at best. Silver is a players commissioner though and that’s showing in the full support he’s getting when boycotting would be much easier.