Earlier on Thursday, the NBA released a statement expressing that the NBA owners want to act quickly to remove Sterling from owning the team.
Now, via Twitter, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, has weighed in on the Clippers.
The right answer to the Clippers ownership challenge is to sell it to the people of Los Angeles. Green Bay, not billionaires, is the model
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 1, 2014
Gingrich is no stranger to controversy. In 2012, a campaign speech from Gingrich raised eyebrows when he said if he was meet with the NAACP he would tell them, "the African American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps."
The Gingrich camp responded to the comments by sending out an email that said Gingrich’s NAACP comments were an effort to reach out to the African American community.
Mannix: Silver did what absolutely needed to be done with ban of Sterling Owners are expected to meet next week to discuss the future of Sterling's ownership of the Clippers.