Rev. Jesse Jackson says he would help Donald Sterling sell the team

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Rev. Jesse Jackson joined Bloomberg Television’s Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle following NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s press conference. The Rev. Jesse Jackson said:

“There’s nothing more that needs to be done. I’m sure he has polled the owners… No owner will stand against this recommendation and vote for Sterling. If they did not do it, you would have mutiny by the players, boycotts by the fans and more dropouts from the advertisers.”

“I cannot imagine any owner embracing what Sterling said about Black people. He went a step further relative to Israel and Blacks and Jews, how the blacks treated Israel. He took it very extreme and provocative dimensions. I think this is a big statement. We should celebrate Chris Paul and Doc Rivers, Those that stood up in the heat of the battle. Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Shaq.”

“There was a big fight to get Jackie Robinson on the field. A big fight when we had to fight to win the eligibility by Spencer Haywood. These are our defining moments.”

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“Yes I would help [Sterling if he called me]. [I would tell him] You should put the team up for sale.”

You can watch the video of Rev. Jesse Jackson’s interview below.

Credit: Bloomberg Television:

Paul M. Banks owns The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also a frequent guest on national talk radio. Banks is a former contributor to NBC Chicago and the Washington Times, who’s been featured on the History Channel. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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