(Via Press Release) – Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network (NAN) appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press this morning and pushed for the NBA to come to a decision and discipline LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
If the NBA does not come forward with a decision, Rev. Sharpton will begin calling on advertisers to withdraw starting Monday April 28th.
On Meet the Press today Rev. Sharpton shared:
“Well, I think that clearly the National Basketball Association must suspend him, or must say that, ‘We’re going to remove any kind of imprimatur we have on this team if he’s the owner.’ You cannot have someone own an NBA team in this country and have these kind of attitudes. You must remember, he settled multi-million dollar discrimination lawsuits in the past, so he has a background. So what we said in National Action Network is the NBA ought to move right away. Let’s not play games. They say they’re going to investigate.”