Michael Jordan has never been known to “speak out against the issues” and has been criticized heavily for it. But with fellow NBA team owner Donald Sterling in hot water over racist comments he made against blacks and Hispanics, all eyes have been on the NBA legend. Well, MJ has spoken.
In a statement made earlier today, the Bobcats owner and former Chicago Bull expressed disgust and outrage over Sterling’s comments:
“I look at this from two perspectives — as a current owner and a former player. As an owner, I’m obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. I’m confident that (NBA commissioner) Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly. As a former player, I’m completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA — or anywhere else — for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed. I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level.”
An extended version of the audio heard yesterday was also released this morning, and it’s filled with even more racist and ignorant comments.