Donald Sterling’s friend Tommy Lasorda wishes V. Stiviano would get ‘hit with a car’


Umpire crew chief Harry Wendelstedt, left, signals the ejection of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jay Howell, rear right, after a possible illegal substance was found in Howell’s glove in the eighth inning of a playoff game in 1988. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, is in the foreground center. (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Tommy Lasorda likes to talk. But when expressing his feelings on V. Stiviano, the “silly rabbit” of Clippers owner Donald Sterling, it seems the former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers said too much. Lasorda started his thought with, “I don’t wish that girl any bad luck,” then ended with, “But I hope she gets hit by a car.” That doesn’t even make sense!

That clip is from an interview with WPBF-TV, where a reporter asked Lasorda what he thinks of Donald Sterling, the owner of the Clippers who was banned for life by the NBA last week after he was caught on tape saying racist statements to Stiviano. Lasorda said:

“I’ve been a friend of that guy’s for 30 years. It doesn’t surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn’t have said it. He just hurt himself by talking too much and doing things he shouldn’t be doing.”

So, maybe next time Lasorda wishes someone no ill-will (EXCEPT FOR BEING RUN OVER), he’ll take his own advice.

(H/T: SBnation.com)

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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