Michael Jordan responds to Donald Sterling's comments

Michael Jordan responds to Donald Sterling's comments
April 27, 2014, 12:00 pm
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CSN Staff

Donald Sterling's alleged comments have garnered responses from countless people associated with the game of basketball.

And now one of Sterling's fellow owners, Bobcats owner and Bulls legend Michael Jordan, has responded with a statement of his own.

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"I look at this from two perspectives — as a current owner and a former player," Jordan's statement reads. "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.”

Jordan joins other high-profile former players in making a response to Sterling. That includes Magic Johnson, who was not only a subject of Sterling's alleged comments but shared his view that Sterling should be forced to give up the Clippers on ESPN's pregame show Sunday afternoon. Johnson is also one of the owners of baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers.