Al Sharpton is requiring action from the NBA to strip the L.A. Clippers from owner Donald Sterling over racist remarks he made to his girlfriend, TMZ reports.
Sharpton said, "No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language." He then added his often repeated threat of mobilizing a protest:
We are prepared at National Action Network to rally in front of the NBA headquarters if this matter is not immediately dealt with.
Sterling is accused of making racist remarks to his girlfriend on a recording obtained by TMZ. He is alleged to have said he is bothered by her associating with black people and posting pictures with them on Instagram. The NBA is investigating.
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