Roger Mason Jr. Says LeBron James Won’t Play Next Season If Donald Sterling Still An Owner [Video]


Donald Sterling’s ownership of the LA Clippers could be setting up for a flashpoint next season if the league doesn’t act quickly to dismiss him. At least that’s what NBA Player’s Union VP Roger Mason Jr. shared with Jim Rome. Mason said if Sterling is still an owner next season the player are willing to boycott games next NBA season, including LeBron James.



“If it’s not handled by… the start of next season, I don’t see how we’re playing basketball,” Mason said. “I was just in the locker room with LeBron… At the end of the day, you know we have leaders. We have player reps, we’ve got executive committee members… Leaders of the teams, they’re all saying the same thing, ‘If this man is still in place, we ain’t playing’.”

Rome followed up: “So your guy LeBron, you think he would not play if Sterling were still in there when the [next] season started?”

“I was just in the locker room three or four days ago. LeBron and I talked about it,” Mason said. “He ain’t playing if Sterling is still an owner.”


James has been very vocal since an audio recording with Sterling making racist statements towards black people was released two weeks ago.

I believe the NBA wants this black eye cleared up as quickly as possible, but Donald Sterling and his wife Shelly are litigious in nature. This isn’t about money, they would stand to gain between $500 million and $1 billion on the sale of the team. This is strictly about ego. Fortunately, the NBA recognized this and seems to be prepared to fight it out to get Sterling out of their system.

Judging by his interview with Anderson Cooper, he seems to be further digging his own grave.


video via Showtime