In 2009, Elgin Baylor filed a lawsuit against Donald Sterling for wrongful termination based on race and age. Baylor worked as the Los Angeles Clippers’ vice president of basketball operations for 22 years. Legal filings appeared recently show Sterling’s unwillingness to pay for talent, especially Black players according to Baylor.
“Because of the Clippers unwillingness to fairly compensate African-American players we lost a lot of good talent, including Danny Manning, Charles Smith, Michael Cage, Ron Harper, Dominique Wilkins, [Corey] Maggette and other.”
It’s widely known Sterling is cheap but now we’re getting the inside scoop. Of course these are to be taken as untrue until proven in the court of law.
Here is the juiciest part, Baylor accuses Sterling of voyeurism.
“During this same period, players Sam Cassell, Elton Brand and Corey Maggette complained to me that DONALD STERLING would bring women into the locker room after games, while the players were showering, and make comments such as, ‘Look at those beautiful black bodies.’ I brought this to Sterling’s attention, but he continued to bring women into the locker room.”
He probably thinks he signs the check, he owns the players. Not too surprising for someone who drove out Black and Latino tenants and guilty of sexual harassment.
source via espn