Even offensive views allowed

May 4, 2014 

After hearing many views, comments and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's rants, one can conclude that Sterling is a racist. But the NBA commissioner has overstepped his boundaries by banning Sterling from all NBA games.

Sterling's comments may be offensive to many, but his right under the Constitution of freedom of speech has been infringed upon.

Sterling's lawyers undoubtedly will have a field day with the NBA in a court of law.

I do not agree with Sterling nor do I approve of his comments, but one cannot ignore that this is still America and he can say whatever he chooses. If Sterling were a poor man, this would not be an issue.

Kevin Sheridan

Fairview Heights

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