May 2nd, 2014
08:55 PM ET

Former Sterling tenant: "He's like a plantation owner"

The owner of the Los Angeles Clippers received a lifetime ban from the NBA this week after audio recordings surfaced of Donald Sterling making racist remarks to his alleged mistress.

Banning Sterling good for NBA's bottom line, experts say

But this isn't the first time he's been involved in a racially-charged controversy.

In 2003, tenants of a L.A. apartment complex owned by Sterling and his wife, Rochelle, claimed they were repeatedly harassed by the Sterlings solely because of their race.

Our Kyung Lah spoke with the former tenant who filed that suit.

Filed under: News • Sterling remarks
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  1. Brian

    If Ukraine is invaded by Russia, does that mean the NBA will take the Brooklyn Nets away from Mikhail Prokhorov?? Where does the line get drawn.. This is capitalism- don't like the owner? Don't play for him, don't by the jerseys and drive him out the proper way!

    May 5, 2014 at 7:56 pm | Reply
  2. philmorew

    Were it up to me IS would ask the NBA to authorize the creation of a new team and then as the Clipper's team, etc to transfer over to this new team, and then ask advertisers to do likewise – thus leaving behind the old Clipper and the beginning of the New Clippers.

    May 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  3. Howard Egger-Bovet

    So, there I was riding the stationary bike hoping to be listen to the news and there was Erin Burnett, and a panel talking about Sterling's mistresses! Is this journalism? Is this intellectual, meaningful discourse? I wanted to learn, but instead of CNN I was served TMZ. Shame on the show and the producers for finding this sleazy story so important. If news of the day of lacking, then why not highlight stories of those who are doing good, making the lives of others, the world a better place. I know this may seem "dripping of Hallmark Card sentimentality, but I am tired of news shows shocked by the low morals of others, only to embrace the same "low morals" playbook.

    May 3, 2014 at 10:35 am | Reply

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