It’s no secret that L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a clueless, delusional jackass with no ambition of ever winning. Two seasons of narrowly nipping .500 over the franchise’s last twenty campaigns proves as much. But just like any seasoned, business savvy hooker would, he keeps coming up with new tricks. This time, he’s strangely taken to heckling one of his own in Baron Davis:
Sterling has expressed his displeasure about Davis’ play by taunting him from his courtside seat at Clippers’ home games, several sources told Yahoo! Sports. Among Sterling’s verbal barbs:
“Why are you in the game?”
“Why did you take that shot?”
“You’re out of shape!”
The reasoning behind Sterling’s unusual tactic is obvious. Davis has only played in 11 games this season and when he has played, it’s been forgettable. To make matters worse, Davis has two years and $26 million left on his contract following this season, which is enough to make anyone want to shoot bottle rockets out of their ass. But to heckle your own player?
“There’s nothing I can say,” Davis said of Sterling’s taunts. “I have no comment on that. You just get to this point where it’s a fight every day. It’s a fight. You’re fighting unnecessary battles. I’m fighting unnecessary battles.”
Good for Davis in taking the high road. Bad for Sterling in managing to make his laughable franchise an even less desirable destination than it already was.
Shout it out: Sterling heckles Davis [Yahoo! Sports]