LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It’s been about two months since Donald Sterling was forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after racial remarks he made were released to the public.
Recently, Clippers forward Blake Griffin wrote a column for Derek Jeter’s website the Player’s Tribune that revealed his true feelings about Sterling, who he calls “the weird uncle.”
In the article, Griffin described being paraded around at one of Sterling’s “white” parties in 2009, when he was a rookie.
“Donald Sterling had me by the hand. You know that thing elderly women do where they grab the top of your hand with just their fingers and lead you around? That’s what he was doing,” wrote Griffin. “When he would start having a one-on-one conversation with someone, I’d try to slip away, and he’d reach back and paw my hand without even breaking eye contact with the person. Whenever he didn’t have anything left to say, he just turned around and walked us over to the next group.”
Griffin was pretty quiet when the Sterling scandal broke, but in the article, it was evident how much he disliked his “weird uncle.”
Now, we know how he really feels.
“Someone asked me the other day if I’m mad that he made out with $2 billion for selling the team. Maybe a little bit. But in the end, I’m just happy he’s gone. I think about him pulling me around the White Party in Malibu, and a saying comes to mind: ‘Some people are so poor, all they have is their money.’ ”