U.S. Basketball Race Controversy: Investigation of Comments Tied to Clippers Owner

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In the United States, a racially-charged scandal is rocking the world of professional basketball. Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner, has allegedly made disparaging comments about African-Americans in a recorded conversation. The players union has called for the National Basketball Association (NBA) to take action.

Meanwhile, the controversy has dominated American television and radio talk-show programs. CCTV’s Yakenda McGahee reports from Los Angeles.

U.S. Basketball Race Controversy

U.S. Basketball Race Controversy

In the United States, a racially-charged scandal is rocking the world of professional basketball. Donald Sterling, the owner of one team, is embroiled in a major scandal after allegedly making disparaging comments about African-Americans in a recorded conversation. The players union has called for the National Basketball Association (NBA) to take action. Meanwhile, the controversy has dominated American television and radio talk-show programs. CCTV'S Yakenda McGahee reports from Los Angeles.
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