While initially perhaps an overblown media sensation, Sterling's racist comments have quickly become a telling aspect of his personality. In his more recent interview with CNN, Sterling couldn't seem but make a fool of himself through more racist words despite his original intent to apologize and provide a sympathetic angle.
Freedom of speech was not implemented to protect popular speech, but unpopular speech. Inasmuch as I consider him to be (assuming the validity of the recording) a bigoted piece of trash, one can't force a business owner out of business, legislatively, because one doesn't like his position on an issue. The players, however, are well within their rights to sue for workplace mistreatment, quitting his team without penalty (which would accomplish the desired task of putting him out of business), or going on strike. Further, the fans can boycott Clippers' games, reducing his revenue. All of this requires solidarity among those that truly object, and acting in unison to show this bigot how profoundly stupid he is. The only thing people like this understand is financial punishment. If he goes broke, trying to run a business with no employees, maybe he'll come to understand that his bigoted stupidity is every bit as unwise as it is intellectually carcinogenic.
I is also possible that he never made those comments. Obviously seeing that he owns an NBA team (where over 3/4 of the highest paid people are black) and he supposedly has been in a relationship with a woman who is black and Hispanic, he is not the Klan member that he is pictured as.
His wife went to court against the woman to keep her away from her husband. She probably felt her days as a gold-digger where about done so wanted to hurt them anyway she could. Seeing that he may still like her and feel jealous about being pictured with so many other guys (primarily if not exclusively black) on her instagram page, it would not be a stretch to believe it had little to do with their color but more that it was other guys.
With her well going dry, using a sound bite to demonize him would be right up her alley.
This kind of reminds me of the whole blue dress Clinton scandal. Normally, when someone gets a stain on their clothing, especially office clothing, they either get it cleaned or throw it out. The only purpose to keeping a stained dress uncleaned for months would be to use later as either blackmail, or retaliation.
Donald's comments were outrageous, offensive, and degrading. This is understood by the masses. Despite his opinions, he is the rightful owner of the team. Whether we like it or not, he is in complete control and has the right to keep the property he rightfully earned and paid for. A person should not be forced to sell their property because one dislikes something they said or their opinions on a matter. This opens up a huge can of worms for everyone.
Donald Sterling should not be forced to give up ownership of the Clippers because of racist comments because people in the United States have the right to say what they want. Forcing someone to give up ownership of something because of what they said, violates that person's right to freedom of speech.