Commencement speech season is underway as colleges across the country have been lining up their celebrity guest speakers to inspire and motivate new graduates before they embark upon their new live journeys that typically begin with, “What the f*ck do I do now?” Baseball legend Tommy Lasorda is one such commencement speaker, as he received an honorary doctorate from Northwood University in West Palm Beach before addressing the new graduating class today. But what’s the fun in talking about that boring, old nonsense when you can ask the former Dodgers skipper his thoughts on today’s top news stories?
For example, Lasorda was in Los Angeles for quite a long time, so he had to have run into Clippers owner Donald Sterling every once in a while. In fact, it turns out that the two were friends, according to Lasorda in an interview with WPBF’s Erin Guy earlier today.
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“I’ve been a friend of that guy’s for 30 years,” he said. “It doesn’t surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn’t have said it. He just hurt himself by talking too much and doing things he shouldn’t be doing.”
Lasorda also shared an unsolicited opinion on Sterling’s silly rabbit, V. Stiviano.
“And I don’t wish that girl any bad luck but I hope she gets hit with a car,” he said. (Via WPBF)
You have to admire the old school, “I don’t give a f*ck” style in that statement. Sure, you might think it’s wrong to wish harm on someone, but at least Lasorda said he doesn’t wish her any bad luck. It’s like saying, “I don’t want that guy to get hurt, but I hope a grizzly bear craps him out after breakfast tomorrow morning.” It’s basically the same thing as starting every insult with “With all due respect…”