the Sports Chat.This is a very serious issue which we will address aggressively,” Paul said in a statement. He added that the union would be expanding its relationship with Kevin Johnson, the mayor of Sacramento, who is the chairman of a committee of businesspeople helping the union fill its vacant executive director position.
For his part, Johnson said, referring to a disturbing racially tinged conversation Sterling was said to have had with a female friend that was made public by the gossip website TMZ, “If the reports are true, there needs to be strong and swift action taken.”
Paul happens to be the point guard and leader of the Los Angeles Clippers, owned by the octogenarian Sterling, a longtime behavioral embarrassment to the N.B.A. who now also looms as a business impediment. It was Paul who recruited Johnson, a former star player turned politician.
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