NBA hypocritical

 

Glenn Garvin’s courageous and thoughtful May 6 column, A few questions for ‘King James,’ will raise many negative responses demanding Garvin’s head for questioning LeBron James’ (and others) demand that Donald Sterling be forced by the other NBA owners to sell his team — although the NBA bylaws listing grounds for forcing an owner to give up his franchise do not include the infraction with which Sterling has been charged.

Garvin brings up the names of many professional athletes who have defied public-opinion orthodoxy and a number of NBA players who have made homophobic slurs, asking why they should not have been punished by the League. Indeed, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the other owners need to consider all of these points that Garvin made before they insist that Sterling be forced to sell.

Stanley Flax, Surfside

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