April 28th, 2014
10:07 PM ET

Spike Lee: It is the mentality of a slave master

President Obama condemned Donald Sterling for making "incredibly racist statements." Some of the biggest names in basketball, like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and LeBron James have been speaking out against the L.A. Clippers owner. Filmmaker Spike Lee spoke exclusively to Anderson Cooper and questioned who in the NBA "is going to want to play for this guy?"

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  1. ckt54

    Plantation owners didn't give their black women 2 million in gifts and god knows how much money she played old Sterling out of. Spike Lee should be fired from his commentary job for NBA Radio. He is just as racist as Sterling is.

    May 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm |
  2. bbcbond

    As these comments show, it's just as Spike Lee said "It (racism) is always there, right under the surface." Let me hear these same poster renounce Sterling and his unfiltered filth. To paraphrase the late Christopher Hitchens, if you gave Sterling and enema, he could fit in a match box.

    May 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm |
    • chrisnyc1

      Did you even read my post ? Racist talking about a racist? I was giving my opinion that Spike who is a well known racist was talking about sterling a known rich racist, was just bad TV. So what he's a fan, I'm sure other non racist celebrities attend basketball games interview them.

      May 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm |
  3. ontheporcha512

    Hey Spike no one had a problem taking his millions even though he had discrimination suits against him from years ago. And, for CNN to bring on a known racist who admittedly harasses interracial couples with "daggers" of contempt brings a new low to CNN reporting. The fact that this is who you brought on suggests a bias in the reporting of this story.

    May 2, 2014 at 11:08 am |
    • incady

      Exactly. Spike Lee is a hypocrite.. I turned the channel when he showed up on CNN. Why is his opinion any more valid than anyone else.

      May 12, 2014 at 11:48 pm |
  4. moud75og

    Reblogged this on moneyfromhomesa.

    May 1, 2014 at 7:03 pm |
  5. chrisnyc1

    Anderson why would you invite a Racist on your show to discus another Racist?

    April 29, 2014 at 2:19 am |
  6. ghost2012

    That's the pot calling the kettle black. Spike Lee is a talented director there is no doubt. But he himself is a racist. File that under your hidden and no reporting lackies CNN.

    April 29, 2014 at 1:46 am |
    • familydoc2

      Spike is as entitled to his viewpoint as you are, and at least he admits he is a racist, though I'll remind you that he points his criticism at both European- and African-Americans. Spike Lee is also a rather rabid NBA fan, so there are two good reasons for his opinion being newsworthy. If you are not interested, then it is best if you don't listen, but some of us prefer to do so.

      May 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm |

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