This weekend, Saturday Night Live (SNL) had Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone as guest hosts along with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
However, the NBC comedy show made sure to bring up last week’s biggest sports controversy: the Donald Sterling racism debacle that got the NBA team owner sacked.
The hilarious sketch imagined the former LA Clippers’ owner giving an even more race-rant-laden press conference to redeem himself. Sterling also said he was far from being racist because he got a new girlfriend who “is three-quarters black'.
Former NBA player who is also North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un’s buddy, Dennis Rodman, also came over to support the embattled Sterling. He referred to Sterling as “a good man,” and that he should know because he is, “above all, a good judge of character.”
The NBA last week investigated an audio recording posted online of Sterling allegedly telling his girlfriend not to bring blacks to games.
Following the reports of incriminating comments, Clippers faced extreme backlash and even threats of boycott over the weekend.
Even President Barack Obama addressed the controversy during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak:
"When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said, adding that he was sure NBA Commissioner Adam Silver would deal with the issue.