DATELINE: Spooky Time
Oklahoma should take a cue from the NBA.
When the basketball league wants to perform an execution, there is no failure. The elixir goes right to the heart of the matter. Donald Sterling is dead as a doornail (for now).
Unfortunately one Oklahoma inmate has died, but not quite the way intended by the state executioners.
Of course, like Marley’s ghost, Donald Sterling may come back to haunt the NBA commissioner and his applauding players.
Sterling has a bad habit of being suit-crazy. We are not referring to Brooks Brothers, but to the legal system. He files countersuits and spends whatever it takes to restore what passes for honor in the life of a toad.
Whether the Billionaire Acres country club of peer owners in the NBA will vote to defrock Thurston Howell Sterling of his black boy-toys will be a battle for another day.
We cringed at the story of Sterling bringing guests into the locker room after a game and pointing to the naked athletes as fine specimens. Yikes, we haven’t seen such behavior since watching Mandingo (or at least On Any Sunday).
Head Executioner/Commissioner Silver has given Sterling the potion in the form a needle under his skin. The owner cannot attend his own games, nor any associated events. He can no longer enter the shower room to admire his business handiwork.
Maybe at some point the Ghost of Sterling will recognize that humanity was his business, but by then he will be powerless to intervene for good in any living endeavor.