Everyone has been asking me what I feel about Donald Sterling.  I have been silent, minus conversations with my wife, about the situation.  One because I want everything to come out, Two I want to make a rationale thought that doesn’t come from anger and resentment.  With all that said…  I have no problem with what Donald Sterling said!

I know, Pro Black Jason, has no problem with what Sterling said?  You read it right and you are probably thinking I must have fell and bumped my head, or I have been hanging out with Uncle Ruckus and realized I have reverse vitiligo.  In all honesty, we are Americans and you can feel however and feel whatever you want about anybody.  Even if he stepped up to a podium and said the exact same thing I wouldn’t care.  He has that right and freedom.  It did hurt a bit when Sterling felt like him giving the players money to buy food, money to buy houses, money to buy cars, and etc made it ok.  It made hair on the back of my neck stand up, because of the Slaver Master mentality.  Other than that, go on Donald Sterling and be a racist, its your right.  My problem lies with all the surrounding parts of the incident.

Like I mentioned I have no problem with what Sterling said because of freedom of speech.  Is the speech disgusting?  YES! Is the speech repulsive?  ABSOLUTELY!  My issue is with the NBA and its owners.  As I’m currently writing this (4-29-2014) we have only heard from 3 owners.  THREE OWNERS!  2 of which are minorities (Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, and Vivek Ranadive owner of the Sacramento Kings), and the 3rd owner was Mark Cuban (who took a stand but really didn’t).  If people really feel like what Sterling said has no place in the NBA why have no other owners come out and stood against Sterling?  I’m not saying the other owners are racist, but I’m saying the other owners don’t want to open up “Pandora’s Box” and have owners judged on their morality.  So condemning Sterling will forever put the other owners in a situation when they make or do immoral things they too will be subjected to the same punishment they pursued against Sterling.  So basically the owners rather stand beside racism so they can stand behind a closed door and be as nasty as they want without fear of losing their ownership.  (Sorry I have just read the Atlanta Hawks owner said if it was a vote they vote to remove Sterling).  I do have a problem with the owners lack of a voice!  I do have a problem with the heads of the NBA!

Again I have no problem with what Donald Sterling said, but there is repercussions to what you do and say, he will face those.  The supposed Girlfriend who is recording the conversation, has known about Sterling’s views but yet she continued to “date” him and she is a woman of some color even if mixed.  How can she continue to be around this gross man (not to mention he is old as the dinosaurs, and even with Viagra that whole situation is disgusting)?  Is her self worth so low that money is greater than respect?  Yes she, illegally, exposed him, but she still subjected herself to this racist just to be around money.  I do have a problem with her integrity!

Donald Sterling has a history of being a bigot and racist so the words that are coming out of his mouth, are surprising to hear, but he has a history.  So if a zebra has stripes then why should I expect it to change.  So I have no problem with his words, but I have problem with every minority player in the NBA.  As a united front the NBA players should have done a work stoppage.  NOBODY should have played a single game until Sterling was removed or disciplined.  I know that is extreme, but if your ownership wont step up and act swiftly force their hands.  Nobody plays a game, imagine all the money the NBA would lose (or we would have the Washington Generals out there if some of the non minority players decided to play…  jk bad racial joke sorry).  I get the protest, with black socks, turning the warm ups inside out, and the athletes running to twitter to speak, but if this was the 60’s or 70’s we would not be watching anything.  The players would have shown an united front, took a stand, and forced change.  I wrote a while back how I felt that athletes have chosen to not be Activist and it sucks.  This would be a chance to show everyone in the world that racism will not be tolerated.  This is bigger than sports.  I have a problem with the lack of over the top protest and action by the players!

I commend and applaud all the companies that are pulling advertising and sponsorship from the Clippers.  I don’t have a problem with that!

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Jason "Big J" Allen  @UnsportsmenBigJ

Jason “Big J” Allen
@UnsportsmenBigJ

Follow me @unsportsmenBigJ I promise I’m not always so political and protest-ie

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