Back when the Donald Sterling “I don’t want my mistress to be seen with black guys” scandal broke, I wrote that the guy may be a scumbag, but he’s never going to be punished. Here’s what I said:
So current estimates are that the Clippers will sell for more than $1 billion. And that money goes to …
He owns the team. He gets the paycheck.
I’m sure he’s in agony right now because the NBA won’t let him be involved in a sport that features a race of people he doesn’t want to associate with.
Well, I’m here to admit I was wrong. Because, as you’ve all seen, this happened:
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, and Donald Sterling reportedly won’t stop the sale with a lawsuit against the NBA.
Bobby Samini, one of Sterling’s lawyers, told NBC4 that the soon-to-be former owner wouldn’t pursue legal action against the league as he had previously threatened, instead accepting the sale (and money that comes along with it).
Yesterday, Sterling said that he was ready to move on from the struggle:
“I feel fabulous, I feel very good. Everything is just the way it should be, really. It may have worked out differently, but it’s good. It’s all good,” Sterling said.
Breathe a sigh of relief, everyone. Sterling feels good.
See, my mistake was I underestimated how much he was going to pocket … by ONE BILLION DOLLARS!!!
Yes, Donald Sterling can move on from the scorn the world has heaped upon him … with an added $2 billion in his pocket.
Tell me, what’s the point of having contempt for a person when even in his worst moment life is beautiful?