Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about Donald Sterling’s racism and the reaction to it.
He brings up a point that has been sitting in the back of my mind since this first erupted: Sterling was recorded without his permission. We protest the NSA doing that exact same thing to us, yet this part of the story seems to be overlooked. Which is not to say he’s not a racist scumbag, because he is. Moreover, he’s been that way a long time and it’s not been something that was very well hidden. And so it’s a shame that it’s take an illegal act to get us to realize something that we should have known all along.