This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Shelly Sterling: It's 'Sexist' To Be Punished For Husband's Horrible Mouth
In the seemingly unending saga of what will happen to the L.A. Clippers, Shelly Sterling is now calling the NBA sexist.
Shelly takes her shared property with husband Donald Sterling very seriously, as evidenced by her tendency to sue her husband's mistresses (or purported mistresses) to recover whatever monetary and luxury gifts he'd given them. (This includes the red Ferrari he bought V. Stiviano, which she used to rear end a Range Rover in Beverly Hills yesterday while wearing her signature face visor.)
She told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie in an interview that aired today that she feels that it's sexist for her not to be able to keep her 50% ownership of the team.
"Would an owner's wife say the same thing, and would the owner be asking to leave the NBA? Or would they say, 'Well, she's only the wife?'"
Guthrie then asked her at what point would she leave the Clippers for the good of the players and the team.
“Well, I went to the game… about two days ago. I was sitting up in the box, all the fans right below me were highfiving me, saying 'go, girl, don't give up.' I talked to some of the players. They hugged me.”
She also said she thinks Sterling has dementia, which would certainly help explain all the ridiculous, boneheaded things he said in his interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN on Monday. Shelly said listening to him made her both angry and hurt to the point of tears, but then classified herself as a victim.
"Why am I the victim when he's the perpetrator?" she asked. "If somebody killed somebody, does the wife have to stand trial too?"
You weren't asking me and I don't know, Shelly, but can somebody just buy the Clippers already and get Sterling out of here? Whoever it is, it won't be Magic Johnson. He told TMZ that if he were going to procure a franchise team, it'd be the Lakers.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.