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Donald Sterling’s heckling made Baron Davis stop liking basketball

03/05/2012 at 11:04 am By

Leave it to the Clippers to taint a rare winning season with some bad press lately… Just last week the Clippers organization took some criticism for asking long time super fan Darrell Bailey, aka “Clipper Darrell” to refrain from independently representing the franchise’s name and colors.

It’s been previously noted that Clippers owner Donald Sterling used to heckle one of his players, but we were unaware it was to this extent. During an interview with NY Post reporter Steve Serbey, former Clippers point guard Baron Davis alleges that Sterling called him an ‘idiot’ from the sidelines. When asked what the lowest point of his NBA career has been Davis, now playing for the Knicks, had this to say:

And the other lowest point is when I played for the Clippers. … I just stopped liking basketball. And then you dribbling down the court and having the owner like cuss at you and call you an idiot. I didn’t even look forward to coming to the games, and if the owner [Donald Sterling] came to the game, I definitely was not gonna have a good game because it was just like, how do you play when the main heckler in the gym is the owner of the team, and he’s telling you how much he hates you and calling out your name?
Given Donald Sterling’s track record as one of the worst owners in all of professional sports, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Sterling has been said to have consulted a prostitute on team decisions, brought escorts into the locker room to look at the players and a ton of other unethical acts. We can now add calling his then star player an ‘idiot’ to the list.
The Clippers are currently atop the Pacific division and in the third seed in the West. Hopefully the negative PR hit the Clippers have sustained lately won’t affect their play on the court. Actions such as these from Sterling makes it evident why the Clippers were for so long the laughing stock of the NBA.
H/T to our friend NBA Mistress
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4 Comments so far

  1. joe hammer

    on 03/05/2012 - Reply

    Why has David Stern not held owner Donald Sterling to at least the conduct he suspends or fines the players ??? Owners should be held to higher standards and fines in the millions for acting the way Sterling conducts himself.Stern you are a joke of a commissioner who’s time has come and gone long ago.

  2. Jeez

    on 03/05/2012 - Reply

    Baron Davis is a whimp…had he had any balls he woulda dotted sterling,…as a clipper fan, I despise the owner

  3. Nick Brand

    on 03/05/2012 - Reply

    If somebody wants to pay me millions of dollars a year to dribble a ball then they can curse at me all they want because I’m laughing all the way to the bank!

  4. Chuck D

    on 03/06/2012 - Reply


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