Just watched a back episode of Real Time where Maher interviewed Kareem, and after watching the interview, all I could think was “Man, I’m a reactionary asshole with a short fuse.” I still find the quotes I highlighted to be obnoxious and offensive and bordering on slut shaming when the real issue should be Sterling, but after I saw the piece on Real Time, I re-read the whole piece, and holy shit, talk about missing the forest for the trees. Sorry Kareem, I’m a dick.
One thing that I will still state bothers me about the whole Sterling thing is that this guy is a lifelong asshole, but he is still a successful businessman. At what point does your racism trump your business instincts? If I was an NBA owner, in Los Angeles, there would be NO ONE I would want sitting courtside with me and my gf more than Magic. It’s fucking Magic. Mr. Laker. And he’s at a Clippers game. How could this be bad for your bottom line?