Wizards owner Ted Leonsis made a couple of statements about haters Sunday. He wore a No. 42 Nene jersey as he sat courtside for Game 4, showing solidarity for the Wizards forward who was suspended after an altercation with Jimmy Butler in Game 3. He also made a brief statement on his blog one day after an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly making racist remarks to his girlfriend was posted to TMZ.
As I have stated, there should be zero tolerance for hatemongering.
Hate speech demonstrates an ignorance that is unacceptable, and I implore all of us to help eliminate any form of discrimination.
I have full confidence that Commissioner Silver will conduct a thorough investigation and act accordingly upon his findings.
Leonsis, who doesn’t mention Sterling by name, made a similar statement after Capitals forward Joel Ward was the target of racist tweets following his game-winning goal in Game 7 of Washington’s 2012 first round playoff series against Boston.