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What We Learned
When racist comments by then-Clippers owner Donald Sterling went public, it did more than rock an NBA franchise to its core. It started a conversation about race and who wields the power in pro sports where the employees are wealthy and largely black -- and the owners are even wealthier and overwhelmingly white.
Bryant: Players' power revealed
The lasting imprint from the Donald Sterling crisis is the players have enormous power, if they choose to unite and use it, and believe in it, Howard Bryant writes. Story
Whitlock: No quick fixes
The banishment of Donald Sterling satisfied his critics, but it won't fix the systemic racism that gave birth to his attitudes, Jason Whitlock writes. Story
Adande: Silver steps up
When Adam Silver banished Donald Sterling, he let everyone else off the hook for past failures to act against the Clippers owner, ESPN's J.A. Adande writes. Story
Wallace: LeBron speaks out
"There is no room for Donald Sterling in our league." With those words, LeBron James took a risk and wielded his considerable power, Michael Wallace writes. Story