Monday, April 28, 2014

Matt Kemp Has Better Things To Do Than Bother With Donald Sterling

Two parts to this story. First, big props to Matt Kemp, who reacted to being dragged into the Donald Sterling racism fiasco by rising above it all:

On Sunday, Deadspin released an extended, 15-minute version of the alleged conversation between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his mistress at the time, V. Stiviano, in which Sterling admonishes Stiviano for “associating” with African-Americans. The racially charged conversation stemmed from Stiviano posting a photo with NBA legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson on her Instagram account.

According to the new audio, there was also a photo with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp that dominated a segment in the latter portion of the conversation. Prior to Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies, Kemp was subsequently asked to comment on his name being dragged into the mess and his feelings on the situation in general.

Here's what he had to say, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Dylan Hernandez. [...]

[...] Unfortunately for Kemp, he's been dragged into the mess directly, though not at all voluntarily. More questions will certainly come his way, but I think his one response says it all.

"Racism is kind of old."

You know what else is old, Matt? Shoddy print advertising efforts! Don't waste your breath on this bozo.

And here's part 2. It's not like Kemp didn't find more subtle ways to protest Sterling's idiocy. As per Deadspin, Kemp used Michael Jackson's "Black Or White" as his walkup song Sunday.


karen said...

I have come to expect Matt to take the high road. One more reason why I have so much respect (and yes, lust) for this man.