Originally Posted by idfnl
Hmmm. I'm not sure what your point is.
If you compare a billionaire to a millionaire you still have what, a millionaire? One that (cry me a river) wears black socks again today and turns a shirt inside out?
I'm hardly going to sympathize with millionaires because they're less rich than the white guy. Just like I didn't sympathize with millionaire Bear Sterns employees leaving the office with boxes.
Perhaps a handful of people were truly offended at this, and they were likely within sterling's family, everyone else just uses the situation for their benefit.
My point is you're hyperbolically wrong, which is fine if you're venting and aware. But I don't buy that there's no end wealth diff between the avg player and avg owner. It's not the vast majority of owners going broke after leaving the league.
Also people comparing others' one-off racist comments against Sterling's are ridiculous, because of, uh, context
. Plenty of people attempt ill-advised, unfunny, stupid jokes that end up coming off as racist, and apologize right away, and don't have a track record. It'd be pretty much impossible to argue that Sterling's racist comments don't entirely reflect his entire lifeview.