Sterling’s Son-in-Law: He Can Fire Me, But His Words Deplorable
Things just keep getting worse and worse for Donald Sterling, as they should be.
Since the day began, the Clippers have lost all of their sponsors either permanently or indefinitely. There have also been scores of players, owners, politicians and public figures speaking out against Sterlings comments.
But perhaps the most stinging comments of all come from the Sterling’s own family. Eric Miller. Sterling’s son-in-law who also happens to be the Clippers Director of Operations had some blunt comments on the situation for TMZ. Miller even went as far as to state that he doesn’t care if he’s fired for speaking out.
“I find the statements and representations made by the Clippers’ team owner to be deplorable and disgusting. There is no room in sports or society in general, for racism.”
Miller goes on: “I pledge my full support for the wonderful players, coaches and staff members of the Clippers organization. I have complete faith that Commissioner Silver will deal with this matter swiftly and severely.”
And then Miller says, “If these comments should happen to cost me my employment with the team, it is but a small price to pay to speak out against ignorance and racism.”
Sterling’s daughter Joanna Sterling Miller, who is married to Eric Miller, also commented on the situation.
“I am devastated and saddened by the cruel and insensitive comments expressed in these audio tapes.”
The longer this situation drags on, the worse things are going to get for Sterling and to an extent the image of the NBA. The league has a press conference scheduled for tomorrow morning to address the situation.