Racist jerkface Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, filed for divorce from Shelly Sterling, legally named “Clipper’s Number One Fan” by current owner Steve Ballmer.
Shelly Sterling helped orchestrate the sale of the Clippers to Ballmer and as a result, was given a lot of honorary and financial perks, including the title of “Clipper’s Number One Fan” and “Owner Emeritus.” She was also given two courtside tickets to every Clippers home game and if the Clippers ever win an NBA Championship, she will get three (3) championship rings.
Shelly Sterling is just as racist and just as awful as her husband. Even if there wasn’t proof as to how horrible Shelly Sterling is, she was married 60 years to Donald Sterling. How could they be married that long and not share similar racist views and opinions?
Steve Ballmer paid $2 billion for the Clippers, the only team in the NBA that does not have their own arena. Of that money, Shelly Sterling received half. The other $1 billion is sitting in escrow awaiting Donald Sterling’s signature. He has to agree to give up any claims to the team and to stop suing the NBA. Since he’s as crazy as he is racist, don’t look for that to happen any time soon.
Plus, it’s not like he’s hurting for money. He’s already worth nearly $1 billion.
I can’t think of a team in all of professional sports I hate more than the Clippers. If you ever meet someone who claims they are a Clippers fan, just ask them where they’re from. Most likely, they aren’t from Los Angeles. People from Los Angeles, if fans of professional basketball, are generally Lakers fans. Looking a Facebook data on what teams people “Like” in their Facebook profiles, only seven percent of people living in Los Angeles County like the Clippers. In fact, the Facebook data shows that eight percent of people living in Los Angeles County like the Chicago Bulls.
That means the Clippers are the third most popular NBA team in a city with two teams.
They ought to put that on a t-shirt and sell it in the Staples Center gift shop, the place where all the people go to buy Lakers and Kings merchandise.