Elgin Baylor Lawsuit Among Donald Sterling’s Past Racial Issues

Sports Spectacular 2013 – Inside

Lakers legend Elgin Baylor speaks at the Sports Spectacular Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City on May 19, 2013. Baylor, a former general manager of the Clippers, sued team owner Donald Sterling for wrongful termination and discrimination on the basis of age and race in 2009. (Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

The phone didn’t get a break at Elgin Baylor’s Los Angeles-area home Saturday afternoon.

Everyone seemed to want to speak to the former Clippers general manager after the racist recording attributed to the team’s owner, Donald Sterling, emerged late Friday on TMZ.com.

Baylor declined to comment until a family attorney was consulted, but the 79-year-old member of the NBA’s Hall of Fame is part of Sterling’s history with racial issues.

Baylor sued Sterling and others in February 2009 in L.A. Superior Court for wrongful termination and discrimination on the basis of age and race. Baylor, who spent 22 years as Clippers general manager before departing in 2008, later dropped the race accusation. A jury ruled in favor of Sterling in March 2011.

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