IAN MENHER/Staff Writer
In December Poway High hosted athletes from across the district.
BEN HOUT. Staff Writer.
In the midst of one of the best first round of NBA playoffs in years, it became public via phone recordings that the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, was racist. Though the team was ignorant of the ownership’s discriminatory tendencies, it was their image and the organization’s as a whole that suffered. Immediately in the first week, 10 big-name Clippers endorsers dropped their sponsorship of the team, including State Farm with their endearing Cliff Paul commercials.
Thankfully, Cliff Paul has made his way back into State Farm ads, and the Clippers have been sold. Former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer purchased the team, and for a record two billion. Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling, was handed over the ability to sell the team by her husband, and has jacked prices to ridiculous heights. It seems the Sterling family wants to go out of the NBA in the same manner they carried themselves throughout their infamous career. It wasn’t until his racist remarks were unveiled in the recorded phone call, that the league realized Sterling had gone too far.