Spike Lee: Donald Sterling has 'mentality of a slave master'

www.cbssports.com Published: April 29, 2014
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Filmmaker Spike Lee said that Clippers owner Donald Sterling views his players like slaves in the wake of controversy over Sterling's alleged racist comments.



“He's got to go because he's tainting all the other 29 partners, he's tainting the league and he's tainting America,” Lee told CNN Monday. “And when you hear something like that, that is a mentality of a slave master. He sees his players as slaves.”

In an interview with CNN on Monday, Lee also talked about an encounter he had with Sterling during All-Star weekend in 2011, in which Sterling said the owners "should pay all the players $500,000. If they don't play basketball, they won't have a job."

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