“Suddenly, out of nowhere, here was such an issue, but one more charged than Johnson could have imagined, with the potential to pull apart a league that is about three-quarters black.” How Sacramento Mayor (and former NBA player) Kevin Johnson’s influence pushed Adam Silver to push Donald Sterling all the way out of the league.

+ The head of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned after his connections to Donald Sterling came under scrutiny (along with his term as a judge in Detroit when he was indicted on federal bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and racketeering charges).

+ It turns out that the Sterling tape was leaked by a friend of a friend of V. Stiviano. (Maybe that friend also knows what the V stands for…)