The NBA’s two biggest stars blasted Donald Sterling on Saturday. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant said he could not play for him while LeBron James of the Miami Heat said the comments, if validated, were “unacceptable” and there is “no room for Donald Sterling in our league.”
I couldn’t play for him
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 26, 2014
“If the reports are true, it’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable in our league. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, Hispanic, whatever, all across the races. It’s unacceptable and as a commissioner in our league, they have to make a stand, and they have to be very aggressive with it. I don’t know what it’s going to be, but you just can’t have that in our league. We’re the model citizens of all sports around the world and because we’re the most recognizable, I mean, it figures. You see us all the time, you see our logos, you see our players, and for an owner to come out and say the things that he said, it’s very disrespectful, it’s very appalling and one of my best friends and dear friends plays on his team in Chris Paul and I haven’t had an opportunity to talk to him but I can only imagine what’s going through his head.