With breaking news about an hour ago, there is quite a bustle surrounding all the drama known as Donald Sterling. Bottom line is there is no room for racism. At the highest level of the sport quite literally paved with names of great black athletes, Sterling should be thanking the greats for making him the mogul that he is, yet ignorance exists, and in this case is not bliss.
The respect surrounding the game reaches its climax this time of year as the pinnacle of the playoffs is before us. The playoffs bring to mind playoff greats, MVP’s, champions, all of which have never yielded to color, race, or creed.
The playoffs bring to mind some of memories fondest, so let us take a quick dabble into these heroes of sport;
Bill Russell, 11 Championships
Michael Jordan, most points in a playoff game at 63
Wilt Chamberlain, most field goals made in a age at 24
Magic Johnson, most assists in a game at 24
All of these men have names that stretch so much further than what they once did on a court. Their names will forever be in the history books, and be posterized by men and boys alike. However, it is one name on this list above that could be a point of interest in the coming days when it comes to the involvement with the LA Clippers.
Theoretically speaking, my hunch is that Magic Johnson could be one of the candidates for the newly opened owner position in the coming weeks. Now, not to get ahead of myself, as yes, there is still a vote of whether or not Sterling will (which there is little doubt) be taken permanently out of the role of manager, and there are several months of work before this whole thing is settled, but none the less, there will be a new owner, and look for Magic to be a top contender and here is why.
Magic has proved a hugely successful partial owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He and Mark Walter of a huge LA cooperation have expressed huge interest in the ownership of the Lakers due to their numerous coaching misfires, and disgraceful seasons the past few years yet, the history behind the Lakers has made the purchase much more out of reach than once thought by the tandem. However, with this sudden door swinging open to another opportunity to make a West coast sports dynasty, Magic sits on the throne to take over, and rule this newly arising team.
Whoever the new reigning man will be in LA, there is no doubt that commissioner Adam Silver made the right decision. It was time to take action, and it is good to see someone at the high level is Clipping the Fat.
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