5 Reasons Why You Should Hate Donald Sterling

5 Reasons To Hate Clippers Owner Donald Sterling

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Yes, hate is a strong word, but people do hate Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. With the Clippers in a tough playoff series battle with the Golden State Warriors (series is now tied at two games apiece after the Warriors won on Sunday), Sterling found himself in hot water again. Over the years people have had multiple reasons to hate Donald Sterling. Let’s take a look at five of those reasons.

5. Clippers Have Not Won Anything With Him As Owner

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5. Clippers Have Not Won Anything With Him As Owner

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This doesn’t have anything to do with the kind of person Sterling is, but if you’re a fan of the Clippers you probably hate Sterling at least a little bit for being such a bonehead of an owner. In 1981 Sterling bought the Clippers for $12.5 million and moved the team from San Diego to Los Angeles in 1984. In that time the Clippers have had just five winning seasons.

4. He Is Cheap

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4. He Is Cheap

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This is an extension of point No. 5. Sterling never paid to acquire or keep star players, opting to try to save money instead. Only very recently has Sterling paid to keep or acquire superstars like Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. The NBA is one league where a team has to have a superstar (now a team probably needs multiple superstars) in order to win.

3. He Had To Pay A Settlement In A Discrimination Lawsuit

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3. He Had To Pay A Settlement In A Discrimination Lawsuit

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In 2009 Sterling agreed to pay a record $2.725 million to settle allegations that he discriminated against Hispanics, African-Americans and families with children at various apartment buildings he owns in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Sterling (and his now estranged wife) said they agreed to pay as “a compromise of disputed claims” and it was not an admission of guilt. Why would he agree to pay if he wasn’t guilty at least on some level?

2. His Attitude Towards Women

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2. His Attitude Towards Women

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In 1996, Christine Jaksy sued Sterling for sexual harassment. In 2003, Sterling sued Alexandra Castro, a mistress of his (really a woman he paid for sex), demanding back property she claimed he’d given her. In his testimony during that case Sterling admitted that every time they had sex Castro got $500.00 and that “when you pay a woman for sex, you are not together with her. You’re paying her for a few moments to use her body for sex.”

1. His Alleged Latest Racist Comments

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1. His Alleged Latest Racist Comments

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Almost everyone has heard or read the despicable racist comments Sterling allegedly made on the tapes that were released this weekend. How the tapes were recorded or released doesn’t really matter (even it was by what appears to be dubious methods). If the tapes were not doctored and that is Sterling on the tapes, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (pictured above) needs to come down hard on Sterling. This is just one more reason to hate Sterling.

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