Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 10:25 am  |  36 responses

Donald Sterling: Clippers to Keep Chris Paul, Blake Griffin ‘for a Lifetime’

Donald Sterling, the despicable owner of the LA Clippers, says that he will never let CP3 and Blake out of his grasp. Per the LA Times: “He said he’s looking forward to the Clippers advancing to the playoffs and more good things happening. But as important as it is for the Clippers to win now, the organization must prove to Chris Paul and Blake Griffin there is no good reason to leave when their contracts expire. Paul will be a free agent after next season and the Clippers will have chance to offer Griffin a five-year contract beginning July 1 for a maximum of $94 million. ‘Chris Paul will be with me for a lifetime,’ Sterling said. ‘And Blake will too. I’m not going to ever let these guys go. They are max players, and so you’re going to pay that and keep them.’”

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  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    *insert slave joke*

  • AD

    who he think he is lmao…. I wouldnt be surprised if cp3 leave bcuz of this clown…. and he’s a free agent next year

  • http://theillustrationboard.tumblr.com/ Stepfan

    There he go with that slave talk.

  • Vilmar

    I wonder when Blake reads this, does his black side go “Now who da hell does this punk think he be? He aint my motherphuking master, me be my own free man biatch” while his white side goes “Oh how swell, my boss is willing to offer me a lifetime of job security” ???!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Nella

    Ha, I love that I read this title and saw the exact comments I was expecting.

  • el larsen

    for the first time in his life,i think donald means it and he ll pay

  • http://www.slamonline.com blackvictory23

    slave owner mentality mos def; Sterling’s a racist bum

  • thetalkingcomb

    I like how everybody calls Donald Sterling vermin, yet he seems to roam around freely, saying whatever he wants, doing whatever he wants, without any form of remorse or sense of shame at all. This man, as Chris Rock would say about George Bush, does not give a fiack.

  • AD

    Vilmar sounds like a racist. Why do blacks have to sound in your eyes?

  • AD

    sound ignorant that is…

  • C-Mac

    When you’re talking about paying a guy $94 million, I don’t think ‘slave owner’ mentality is entirely appropriate. But it DOES seem like he views them as commodities, rather than people in their own right, so I guess there is some sense of ownership there. Wonder if he’d react like Dan Gilbert did if one or both of these guys left. It seemed to me like Gilbert felt some sense of ownership over LeBron, or at least like LeBron owed him something.

  • Jer Dawg

    Anything Sterling says and does seems vile and despicable. The way he conducts himself
    Warrants all those criticism. I can’t stomach him and therefore I don’t pay to watch the Clippers in person unless it’s complementary corporate tickets. I love hoops and I hope the players do well, but I don’t want to spend money on Clipper anything to support Sterling.

  • AD

    i guesss i should chang emy name

  • JMM

    Co-sign Nella, haha.

  • Jamal

    His comments are awkward and ridiculous. If I were Blake or CP3 I would be running for the fences. The F? He’s trying to own them for life now too.

  • -Mas-

    Is that a promise or a threat?

  • Captain Obvious

    He is the owner so he owns the players point blank!

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  • DruNyce

    Uncle Tom….

  • Rainman

    The league needs to fire this guy. Cant they do that?

  • http://www.twitter.com/flavaklav Klav

    @-Mas- ,its def a threat haha

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    “Chris Paul will be with me for a lifetime”
    that’s an awesome quote.

  • Nguyen-Luan

    When see what happens when both CP3 and Blake’s contract is up.

  • Nguyen-Luan

    We will see*

  • Treshiq

    @ Vilmar…you ain’t right…. lol

  • Treshiq

    @ Vilmar i will totally reitterate…it was totally ignrant for you to say it like that and insinuate his black side as stupid. However i agree with your premise..How is this racist?/ He’s saying I WANT TO PAY THESE TWO (a lot of money)TO STAY ON MY TEAM..and i’m gonna pay them a lot..uhmmm in case y’all missed a key point in slavery there were no choices,and definitely no money.

  • http://sdjfklfl.com Jukai

    Treshiq: it’s not racist at all. Actually, if taken in a vacuum, it’s an indication he wants to keep these guys with him and do whatever it takes to keep them on his team. Good stuff.
    But Sterling has a rich history of racist behavior, and was sued by Elgin Baylor (although Baylor wasn’t squeaky clean himself) for having a ‘plantation owner mentality.’ And Sterling has lost lawsuits insinuating he’s a racist.
    So, with comments like this, the jokes kind of write themselves.

  • Dee

    “Chris Paul will be with me for a lifetime,’ Sterling said. ‘And Blake will too. I’m not going to ever let these guys go.” Umm…these players are people not property. As hilarious as the quote is I’m sure they are not tickled to hear that. Plus, with great players like Griffin and Paul you there is no way you can bind them. If they want out all they have to do is snap their fingers.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    yeah dude’s a racist. these comments aren’t. Jukai is completely right though, a racist saying he wants to keep people of another race for a lifetime is never going to come without its jokes.

  • FnF

    When you go out of your way to celebrate Black History Month in the wrong month, everything you say from that point on will always be viewed as racist.

  • bike

    Suprised he didn’t add that he plans on breeding those guys and committing their offspring to the Clips for life.

  • RunNGun

    What he means is.. if CP3 gets fat like Baron Davis, it’s over.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Hossy

    *chris paul hurts knee, is heckled by sterling for the remainder of his lifetime*

  • vilmar

    haha ya ll gettingthis sh!t twisted man!
    It wasn t meant as his black side sounding ignorant, but angry!
    And i don t know about ya ll but when i m angry i sound ignorant.
    (as do most people no matter what color!!)
    Like if i m about to fight someone its not like i ll say “You sir have hurt my feelings deeply thus i shall engage in a fist fight with thee” Fu(k no i ll be more like “motherfu(ker this sh!t bout to go down, imma tear ur head off”!!
    And it would be blake s black side that would be angry at the slavery feel to donald naziducks comments!
    And u best believe i aint no racist, i live in a different country then the one i m born in..and in this country i live people will jump you (if u find yourself in the wrong side of town) if they hear u speak english instead of the native tongue..so i ve had my streetfights with skinheads!
    So chill my babies! :)
    Before i go to sleep i ll leave with this gem,..
    What do Luke Skywalker and Blake Griffin have in common?…………
    They both have fathers that stand for the darkside!! BUUUHAAAA and i m out.

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  • ncboy

    Chris Paul is the racist. Followed him since high school. We don’t want him here in Charlotte