Michael Jordan purchased a majority share of the Bobcats in 2010. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has released a statement deriding the comments Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made about African-Americans, according to TheBigLead.com.
“I look at this from two perspectives – as a current owner and a former player. As an owner, I’m obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views. I’m confident that Adam Silver will make a full investigation and take appropriate action quickly. As a former player, I’m completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA – or anywhere else – for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed. I am appalled that this type of ignorance still exists within our country and at the highest levels of our sport. In a league where the majority of players are African-American, we cannot and must not tolerate discrimination at any level.”
GOLLIVER: NBA investigating Clippers owner Donald Sterling for alleged racist comments
Commissioner Adam Silver said in a press conference on Sunday
that he hoped to bring the league's investigation into Sterling's comments to a swift conclusion, indicating the league will make a decision before Tuesday's Game 5 of the Clippers playoff series against the Golden State Warriors.