In an interview with "GQ" magazine, comedian Dave Chappelle said he thinks the end result of the
"Ultimately, I don't think he should have lost his team," Chappelle said. "I don't like the idea that someone could record a secret conversation and that a person could lose their assets from that, even though I think what he said was awful."
An audiotape featuring Sterling, the
The fallout was sharp and fast.
Former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer eventually bought the team for a record $2 billion.
In the December issue of CQ, in which he is featured as one of the magazine's 2014 men of the year, Chappelle says that because the recording that led to Sterling's undoing was made in private, it's not OK that it was used against him.
The comedian added that if recordings of his own provite remarks were made public, he "may not have anything in a few years."
Before his interview with GQ, Chappelle used Sterling as a punch line during a performance in June at New York's
Interestingly enough, in another GQ story, Blake Griffin, the Clippers' star power forward, said he has dabbled with writing for a Chappelle collaborator.
"My buddy Neal Brennan, who co-created 'Chappelle's Show,' he sends me stuff," Griffin told GQ. "It's more of like a favor. He sends me stuff, and he's like, 'Punch this up.' And I don't know what I'm doing, but I try."