Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  6 responses

Donald Sterling and the NAACP are Cool

Enough for them to award the Clippers owner with a Lifetime Achievement award. Seriously: “Something’s out of whack…Clippers owner Donald Sterling, accused of racism and embracing a ‘vision of a Southern plantation-type structure’ in a lawsuit filed in February by Elgin Baylor, will be given a lifetime achievement award next week by the NAACP. Leon Jenkins, president of the Los Angeles branch of the civil rights organization, says of the much-maligned Sterling, ‘He has a unique history of giving to the children of L.A.,’ revealing that the owner donates anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 tickets a game to youth groups for nearly every Clippers home game. Noting that the NAACP had made plans to honor Sterling before Baylor filed suit, Jenkins says, ‘We can’t speak to the allegations, but what we do know is that for the most part [Sterling] has been very, very kind to the minority youth community.’ Baylor didn’t mention that.”

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  • German Reignman

    only chance to get the arena at least half full in recent years was to give the tickets to charity ….

  • http://slamonline.com/ Double R

    I like how Jenkins says: “for the most part [Sterling] has been very, very kind to the minority youth community.”

  • Statik

    You can get an award for giving away something that costs you nothing while f*kin the people who work for you? The NBA, where “I’m rich beeooch!” happens

  • http://www.bbltv.net Josh D

    Congratulations Donald Sterling, you have officially ran the worst team in any sport,ever,and on top of that been the worst GM ever

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i was excited about the clippers for the few days between baron signing and elton bolting to philly.

  • chintao

    I’m excited when the Clippers play the Knicks. It’s one of the few legitimate chances New York has at winning.