I swear no one knows you better than your family, and Donald Sterling’s family is starting to speak-out about the racist comments that the Clippers’ owner made in a tape released on Saturday.
Donald Sterling’s son-in-law, Eric Miller is also the Clippers’ Director of Basketball Operations, which means he handles the day-to-day operations of the team. Even though he’s speaking out, he says if he gets fired…so be it.
Here’s what Miller had to say…
“I find the statements and representations made by the Clippers’ team owner to be deplorable and disgusting. There is no room in sports or society in general, for racism.”
Miller goes on: “I pledge my full support for the wonderful players, coaches and staff members of the Clippers organization. I have complete faith that Commissioner Silver will deal with this matter swiftly and severely.”
And then Miller says, “If these comments should happen to cost me my employment with the team, it is but a small price to pay to speak out against ignorance and racism.”
Miller is married to Sterling’s daughter, Joanna, who also commented on her dad’s words by saying, “I am devastated and saddened by the cruel and insensitive comments expressed in these audio tapes.”
Miller is in his second season with the Clippers.
We know the fate of Miller’s job will be in his father-in-law’s hands, but I applaud him for speaking out.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,