Adam Silver has a parade of laudable business partners that he inherited from his morally ambiguous predecessor, David Stern.
The new NBA commissioner has a business partner in Washington who doesn’t know the difference between a tax code and “class warfare,” who bribes bloggers, slugs fans, bulldozes the neighboring Chinatown population into Virginia so he can help put up more Hooters, and asserts that we should all be grateful for the honor of subsidizing his team.
And yes, he has a business partner in Los Angeles who is a slumlord that refused to rent to minorities because they are “not desirable tenants,” and because “black tenants smell and attract vermin,” and “Mexicans sit around and drink all day,” leading to a humongous settlement of a federal housing lawsuit; and who has some scary attitudes toward women, which has led to harassment suits and yet more settlements.
We can only remind you that everyone already knew that Sterling was a despicable human being. If you didn’t know it, you simply weren’t paying attention, or – like Stern and Silver and everyone else in the NBA – you chose not to care.
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