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Matt Kemp's Response to Donald Sterling is Subtle and Brilliant

On Sunday, Deadspin published audio of what they allege to be the extended conversation between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his then-girlfriend V. Stiviano. During said conversation, in which Sterling reportedly told Stiviano to delete Instagram photos she had taken with African Americans, the topic of Matt Kemp came up:

V: I didn't remove Matt Kemp and Magic Johnson, but I thought—

DS: Why?

V: I thought Matt Kemp is mixed, and he was OK, just like me.

DS: OK.

V: He's lighter and whiter than me.

DS: OK.

Asked about Sterling's comments, Kemp told the L.A. Times that "Honestly, I just feel sorry for him, that he feels that way about African American people.” He also added that he felt sorry for the Clippers players for having to play for a man like Sterling.

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On Sunday, Kemp changed his walk-up music to "Black or White" by Michael Jackson in a subtle, tactful move that was certainly beyond coincidence. The chorus of the song of course is "It don't matter if you're black or white."


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