Jeff Van Gundy speaks out about Donald Sterling
The weekend of buzzer beater shots, potential sweeps and watching players evolve into greatness through the NBA playoffs no doubt have been overshadowed by more racial foolishness.
What other topic in the world can take the attention off the 2nd greatest sport in America? Racism! Racism by another man of power, which goes on to show that just because you have money does not mean you have class.
Donald Sterling, a man who has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar before when speaking of racism and his lack of tact towards minorities, but yet and still he seems to find the loophole in everything when it comes to the judicial system or sanctions of the NBA.
During game 4 of the Clippers versus Warriors, reporters gave an update after speaking with Sterling’s wife who stated that she didn't fully recognize his voice and was not sure if everything on the audio was him or if it had been tampered with.
ESPN commentator and former coach of the New York Knicks, Jeff Van Gundy said, "I don't understand after being married to a man all these years, how could you not know his voice? I find that very hard to believe."
Van Gundy has never shied away from any topic big or small and he proved his consistency again today saying, "The only action that would be wrong is inaction or neutrality."
It's always good when racism of any kind is seen as intolerable, but let's be honest; it makes it look even better when the one's calling for discipline during a racist topic comes from the same ethnic background who has committed the verbal indiscretion.
Van Gundy is right; there are things bigger than basketball and championships; especially when it comes to standing your ground on how people view you as a human being. With the statements made by Sterling, he not only offended players but their families.
I especially feel shame for the girlfriend of Sterling, who later went back to delete photos of her and Magic Johnson, as if to disassociate herself with African Americans altogether