Former San Diego Clippers players call for Sterling's immediate suspension

SAN DIEGO - In the wake of the alleged racist rant by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, there is more outrage and frustration – this time from former Clippers players who played in San Diego.

For three seasons, Donald Sterling owned the San Diego Clippers before moving the team to Los Angeles.

Point guard Lowes Moore played in San Diego for one of those seasons.

"I was really shocked," he said.

Moore, who now heads a Boys and Girls Club in Virginia, calls the words of his former boss ugly.

"This is 2014, and to hear those comments today is really sad," he said. "I'm offended by it."

Also sounding off was NBA legend and former San Diego Clippers star Bill Walton, who told 10News, "Donald Sterling is evil. I tend to focus on the positive."

10News also spoke to another former San Diego Clippers player, Willie "Hutch" Jones, who played for Sterling for two years.

Jones says during his time with the team, Sterling was reserved and did not interact much with the team.         

"The short timeframe I knew him, I considered him a classy-type businessman," said Jones.

It is an image he says was officially shattered by the secretly recorded audio, when Sterling allegedly reminded his girlfriend that he fed black players and gave them cars and homes, but did not want her associating with black people.

Jones said that to him, Sterling's attitude is clear: he is OK with making money off black players, but thinks they are inferior.

"It just makes you reflect on slavery in a sense … You can, in a sense clean my house, and clean my field, but you can't come in and eat," said Jones.

Jones believes Sterling must be either suspended or forced out as an owner.

Moore says Sterling should be given a chance to redeem himself, but if it becomes clear he cannot or will not change, he should be forced to sell.

"As bad as this is, if this hadn't come out, it would continue," said Moore. "If something is exposed, we can bring awareness."

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