Tommy Lasorda says he hopes V. Stiviano ‘gets hit with a car’

Tommy Lasorda says he hopes V. Stiviano `gets hit with a car'
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Hey, we’ve all had those moments we wish we could take something back as soon as the words slipped through our lips. They’re just usually not captured on video by a TV crew and then picked up nationally.

Tommy Lasorda is one of the funniest guys you could meet, but his attempt at humor went unnervingly astray Tuesday during a TV interview in West Palm Beach, Fla., to pick up an honorary degree from Northwood University where he was its commencement speaker.

But he dove into his own trouble when asked about the mess Clippers owner Donald Sterling had fallen into over racially charged comments to friend/girlfriend V. Stiviano, whose recording of the conversation started the firestorm.

“I don’t wish that girl any bad luck but I hope she gets hit with a car,” Lasorda said.


Apparently bad luck is getting hit by an Airbus A380.

Lasorda, 86, also told WPBF’s Erin Guy he wasn’t surprised by Sterling’s racially charged comments.

“I’ve been a friend of that guy’s for 30 years,” he said. “It doesn’t surprise me that he said those things. And he shouldn’t have said it. He just hurt himself by talking too much and doing things he shouldn’t be doing.”

Umm, talk too much? Like anyone else we know? Like I said, one of those moments. Hopefully, just not an Al Campanis moment.