The Basketball Hall of Famer claims he was unceremoniously let go because of his age and race. From AP-
Elgin Baylor, the former Los Angeles Clippers general manager who left the team last fall after 22 years, has sued the franchise, the NBA and team owner Donald Sterling alleging employment discrimination.
Dr. Taylor at Poliblog nails the absurdity of this suit right on the head.
Recognizing that I have no access to the facts under dispute, as a lay person observing sports for many years now, it is difficult to take seriously such claims when Baylor oversaw, for over two decades, one of the worst pro franchises of any professional sport ever.
Indeed, I can’t think of a similar run of futility that didn’t result in multiple firings. Has anyone in recent memory been allowed to run a team for over two decades with a record anywhere similar to that which the Clippers managed?
Mikel Brown of the Cincinnati Bengals has a .351 winning percentage since taking over as the owner of the team. If anyone wants to tally up Baylor’s record and see who came out on bottom, feel free to let me know in the comments section.
- LA Clippers fire Coach Mike Dunleavy
- Don Baylor returns to the Colorado Rockies as a hitting coach
- Fire alarm sounds during LA Clipper-Memphis game
- Buzzer beater- LA Clippers beat Boston 92-90
- Is Joe Torre safe?
- LA Clipper Blake Griffin out with broken kneecap
- LA Clipper announcers suspended for one game
- Ticking clock- Miami beats New Jersey 99-89
- Michael Irvin Apologizes for Racial Jokes about Tony Romo
- Concern over Cuttino Mobley’s heart holds up Clippers-Knicks deal
- Eight is Enough- Edmonton beats Chicago 8-4
- Lydia Ko wins New South Wales Open
- The Comeback I- Pittsburgh Penguins beat NY Islanders 5-0
- Seattle Mariners Outfielder Greg Halman stabbed to death at age 24
- Hee Young Park wins CME Titleholders Championship
- Oklahoma State Women’s Basketball Coach Kurt Budke dead at 50
- Costly mistake- Blackhawks waive Rostislav Olesz
- Manager Tony La Russa announces retirement
- Puck Drop- Florida Panthers start the 2011-12 NHL season
- 13-time PGA Tour winner Dave Hill dead at 74
Comments are Closed