Los Angeles Clippers are losing a few major sponsors after owner Donald Sterling’s racist tirade..
State Farm and used-car retailer CarMax are the first to drop the Clippers, although sponsorship of individual players may continue.
The Clippers’ remaining 7 sponsors, 1-800Loanmart, Amtrak, Anheuser-Busch, AQUAhydrate, Corona, Virgin America, and Yokohama, are yet to respond.
Meanwhile Magic Johnson, one of the specific black people mentioned by Sterling, is rumored as a possible buyer for the team.
The Los Angeles Clippers staged a protest by wearing their shooting shirts and practice jerseys inside-out right up until game time at which point they ceremonially discarded them on center court.
NBA spokesman Mike Bass issued the following statement to ESPN:
“We are in the process of conducting a full investigation into the audio recording obtained by TMZ. The remarks heard on the recording are disturbing and offensive, but at this time we have no further information.” source
Then this gem..