Listen: Clippers, Donald Sterling, Steve Bommer discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Your way and if you can't answer totally understand because we wanted to watch listen to the talk has obviously but you talk about them being back together now. She wanted to sell clearly he did not does she give you any indication that she has regrets about selling the clippers particularly considering that she's back together with him not to mention outta clippers and looking right now yeah i you know i talked to her about it and i and there's this weird storyline where like donald would like to back in the league and maybe had some made some. I'm called on his behalf. There and everyone in the league is like no that is never going to happen and she actually says you you know look donald has a sense of relief about it now because owning the clippers was something that he did for most of his life. It made him somebody in this town if he he doesn't own the team he's just another rich guy l._a. But you know it was also a huge source of stress for him because they were the worst franchise in sports for a lot of years he he took a lot of that criticism. It couldn't have felt good and now that he's done with this. He can just sit back and enjoy his two billion dollars that they made on the sale. How is it for them when you consider the clippers right now i'm talking about steve bommer. I mean i mean unless you blake griffin. Practically everybody likes the baltimore. There's nothing to say about doc rivers. He's a future hall of fame coach. We all know that or the and when you mention the clippers clippers you must say at this particular moment of time ramon you notice better than most first class actually applies to them their first class organization. I mean that's zombie games though like if you if you you're a games in l. a. i would say she goes to about a fifth of the game she has seen in court where she always did was part of the deal. She guy like ten seats to every game and she doesn't go out as much as she used to. She's not really embraced by everybody there but i think that she regrets not having the team and should not having that stage but i think they they understand that this they sold it and this is a different era. What was funny is like she's. She's really up on it like she's still watches the games we talk at night and she she'd hang up. She's like how the games on the games on honey. I gotta go wow so we're talking to ramona shelburne right here with steven a._s._p._c._a. radio e._s._p._n. News so it all of that being said if there's something that that that we you predict we'll all the story. What would it be well. I think this is the beginning of the player empowerment era okay you can you can go back and find other moments right where we're players start to speak out but you were right there on the ground when this happened players were going to boycott playoff game and if for lebron james to step in front of the cameras and say there is no place for donald sterling in this league on the morning after those those tapes was released right now we all look at that and say yeah of course there's no place for donald sterling in this league the the manson incredibly racist horrible things but in that moment that was a watershed moment for players in this league and it was also a defining moment for adam silver because he listened to those players and doc rivers was able to keep everybody together others so that the league did not just shut down. There's a story. That's a companion piece up on e._s._p._n. Right now where i caught a lot of people from the warriors andre iguodala rick wells bob myers wires they were ready to walk out with the clippers to and if adam silver doesn't ban him for life on the morning of game five. I don't know that the players on either team would've played.."