Sterling getting clipped

Published: Thursday, Jul. 10, 2014 - 10:07 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Jul. 11, 2014 - 8:23 am

Re "With sale deadline looming, Clippers trial delayed" (Business, July 11): Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team may not be competent to have his voice count in selling the Clippers. The popular view is that Sterling is suffering from Alzheimer's. Anyone who has family experiences with Alzheimer's will agree. The behavior and utterances of the afflicted can be quite upsetting, even scandalous.

Now let's say the court rules that Sterling is not competent to sell the team. Should we also reflect back on what ignited this situation - Sterling's offensive remarks - and the probable culprit - Alzheimer's? Maybe Sterling wasn't competent to speak, or be heard, in the first place.

-- Jim Bennett, Auburn

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