By now, many people know that Los Angeles Clippers soon-be-former owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA due to his comments to his girlfriend berating her for hanging out with black people. He isn’t so great when it comes to how he treats women either but I don’t think that had any impact on his sanctions.
Some conservatives tried to paint Sterling as a Democrat. For instance, Conservative Chick tweeted:
Media fails to report racist Clippers owner Donald Sterling a Democrat donor http://t.co/rdyp4QVnL2 http://t.co/Gb4NFfIZiX
— Conservative Chick (@NaughtyBeyotch) April 28, 2014
American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer joined in:
The racist owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is a Democrat. http://t.co/TfW5BX1P5D
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 27, 2014
However, according to the LA Times, he hasn’t donated to Dem pols in over a decade and is a registered Republican:
Donald Sterling is a Republican, not a Democrat — but does it matter? Read more from @hiltzikm – http://t.co/miVReLfaaV
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 29, 2014
Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon congratulated NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for his leadership:
Congrats to the NBA on the strong and swift action taken toward Donald Sterling. Adam Silver showed great leadership today.
— Warren Moon (@WMoon1) April 29, 2014
Dimemag.com has a collection of NBA tweets.
Alas, this tweeter said:
I hope Donald Sterling is prepared for the harsh reality of being a billionaire with no job.
— West Lee (@NotthatAdamWest) April 29, 2014
Andy Borowitz analyzes the situation:
.@BorowitzReport: #DonaldSterling Says He Will Miss Being Around People He Hates http://t.co/nW7SyKvMJC
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 29, 2014
On the Sterling is a Democrat thing, apparently Matt Drudge beat that drum but has now removed his tweet to that effect.