Michael Jordan Issues Statement on Donald Sterling

Michael Jordan Issues Statement on Donald Sterling

The thing that separates Michael Jordan from being an accomplished and transcendent athlete like Muhammad Ali or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Is his lack of involvement in political affairs. Today Jordan took his first step toward changing that by issuing a statement in response to the comments Donald Sterling made on a recording.

“I look at this from two perspectives — as a current owner and as a former player. As an owner, I’m obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. I’m confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly.

As a former player, I’m completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA — or anywhere else — for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed. I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level. “

On Tuesday Adma Silver will announce the results of the league’s investigation on Donald Sterling matter and the punishment to follow.