Barnes: 'There are still owners who share his (Sterling's) views and ideals'

NBA champ and host of "All the Smoke" podcast joined Joe, Lo and Dibs Wednesday

Whitley Sandretto
July 01, 2020 - 1:43 pm
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Matt Barnes joined Joe, Lo and Dibs Wednesday morning and got candid about racism in the NBA.

"I've faced extreme racism so when ya know people saying words or getting caught on camera or excuse me audio, it's not that big of a deal to me," Barnes said. "It didn't necessarily surprise me. To me I just thought that Donald Sterling was the only one dumb enough to get caught. But there is definitely owners that still have the same views or mentality and that's kind of just that good ol' boy generation."

Barnes continued, "70's, 80-year-old's, they were just raised that way. Oil money, real estate money and that's just the way the world was when they came up and I don't expect them to change. So, like I said I think Donald was the only one dumb enough to get caught but there still are owners who share his views and ideals and not only in the NBA but the NFL as well."

Barnes also talked about the NBA bubble and the impact his former teammate, now All the Smoke co-host, Stephen Jackson, has had in the community. 

Listen to the full interview here below. 

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