Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was allegedly recorded making racially offensive comments. The tapes were posted over the weekend by the website TMZ, prompting a protest from his own team and a rebuke from President Obama. Now that Sterling's past record is under scrutiny, some are accusing the NBA of enabling him.
- Joe Rosen, a sports and entertainment attorney
- Ian Thomsen, a former NBA writer for Sports Illustrated
- Emmett Price, a professor of African American studies at Northeastern University
- Colette Phillips, a specialist in public relations, brand marketing and multicultural marketing campaigns