Nov 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling (left) and wife Shelly Sterling attend the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Thunder 111-103. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA Rejects Gift From Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers “owner” Donald Sterling was recorded making racist comments about minorities in a tape released over the weekend. Fallout was quick with several companies pulling their sponsorship of the Clippers basketball team. It also turns out that gifts that Sterling has offered are being rejected by their recipients, just as the UCLA did today.

 

 

UCLA Newsroom had released this statement in regards to the payment.

Mr. Sterling’s divisive and hurtful comments demonstrate that he does not share UCLA’s core values as a public university that fosters diversity, inclusion and respect. For those reasons, UCLA has decided to return Mr. Sterling’s initial payment of $425,000 and reject the remainder of a $3 million pledge he recently made to support basic kidney research by the UCLA Division of Nephrology.”

There was also an ad in Los Angeles Times on Sunday that had UCLA “thank” Sterling for the gift.

 

Because of his comments, the NBA has placed a lifetime ban on Sterling and will force the sale of the Clippers.

Mike W.R.

Twitter: @TheBigDisco

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