It is hard to imagine any more heinous way of earning money than by benefiting from racism," writes Rick Cohen
I find the whole thing hilarious, all the old man said was "I don't want to be around or associated with blacks" to a woman who is on video as saying
"Blacks are stupid and crazy"
Then the media circus is queued and he is "forced" to sell the team, winds up getting 2 billion tax free.
Racism never entered into it, if a person says "I don't want to be around those kinds of people" it isn't "racism" it's a personal preference.
My suggestion is that things went exactly the way Sterling wanted them to, and it's hilarious, the other option is that he was played to get the team out from under him.