Justin Timberlake thanks everybody ‘except Donald Sterling’ at Billboard Music Awards

Justin Timberlake offers no thanks to Donald Sterling. (Steve Marcus / Reuters)

Justin Timberlake was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, taking home the top artist honor at the ceremony in Las Vegas.

He probably also deserved some sort of award for his acceptance speech.

“It is not a competition, but if it was, I won,” he said via satellite from his current tour. “I want to thank everybody on Earth, except Donald Sterling.”

The line is funny — and proves that not a day can elapse without mention of the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.


After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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