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Sterling's refreshing transparency

Donald Sterling is an odious presence, but he serves a greater purpose

Updated: May 13, 2014, 5:46 PM ET
By Jason Whitlock | ESPN.com

For those of us who prefer our billionaire bigots free of sheets and hoods and deceptive words, Donald Sterling's Anderson Cooper interview was a rare treat.

The disgraced NBA owner made no real attempt to conceal his feelings of superiority. In his trial by combat, Sterling eschewed the help of counsel, both legal and public relations, and entered the ring alone. He left on a stretcher, unaware of the fatal self-inflicted wounds.

There is no defending Donald Sterling today. It can't ...

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