Los Angeles Clippers Display Silent Protest Against Racist Owner Donald Sterling

  • Over the weekend, TMZ released a recording in which Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, tells his mistress he wishes she wouldn’t bring Black people to games or pose in photos with them on her Instagram. “Don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me,” Sterling is heard saying. “And don’t bring him to my games. Yeah, it bothers me a lot that you want to promo, broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” One person Sterling is referring to is Magic Johnson, the retired Lakers player. In a silent protest during warmups yesterday, the entire Clippers team wore their shirts inside out (so the team’s name was not visible), as well as black armbands and black socks. Sterling was barred from the game while the NBA investigates the recording. However, Sterling’s wife attended the game, also wearing all-black. [New York Times]
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  • Alex Pettyfer, who reportedly didn’t get along with Channing Tatum, might not be involved in the “Magic Mike” sequel, “Magic Mike XXL.” [Just Jared]
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  • Willie Nelson is getting his fifth degree black belt. [HyperVocal]

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