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Elgin's new suit

February 14, 2009

I've always been a fan of Elgin Baylor. He's one of L.A.'s greatest sports icons. Unfortunately, his lawsuit against the Clippers is unwarranted and will tarnish his image once the facts are out.

All Baylor will accomplish now with his bogus lawsuit is to make other owners wary about hiring other blacks for management positions.

Baylor claims that his role with the Clippers diminished over time. He should be thanking Donald Sterling for that.

Charles Reilly

Manhattan Beach

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I do not know if Donald Sterling is a racist or not. All I do know is that the Clippers have been the laughingstock of the NBA since they moved from San Diego via Buffalo years ago.

Baylor's draft picks have been horrific and his personnel moves have been terrible. Baylor should have been removed years ago, but Sterling somehow keeps guys longer than he should. Just look at his head coach now. If ever a coach needed to be axed. . . .

Gary Grayson

Ventura

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The only people who should be suing the Clippers are fans who bought tickets and sat through one of their dreadful performances during Elgin Baylor's 22-year tenure.

Talk about a "hostile environment."

Bill Hokans

Santa Ana

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