Ugly Plays: Most Racist Moments in Sports

Donald Sterling is one of many to inject racism in sports.

LA Judge Won't Delay Sterling Trial - Judge Michael Levanas said Monday in court that he won?t delay the scheduled Donald Sterling-Shelly Sterling July 7 court hearing to accommodate Donald?s doctor. Sterling?s doctor, who vouched for the banned owner?s mental health last week, could not be present during next Monday?s trial due to previous obligations and traveling, but Levanas didn?t feel like his possible presence was enough to reschedule the hearing. The hearing will decide if the Sterling Family Trust guidelines were properly followed in the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.(Photo: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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Donald Sterling's Racist Remarks - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly being heard on an audio recording telling his then-girlfriend, "don't bring black people" to Clippers' games serves as a harsh reminder about how racism can rear its ugly head in sports, something that's meant to be an entertaining escape for athletes and fans. BET.com takes a look back at the most racist moments in sports. (Photo: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Fuzzy Zoeller Tells Tiger Woods Not to Serve Fried Chicken at Masters Tournament - Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller chose the 1997 Masters Tournament, in which a 21-year-old Tiger Woods made history by winning it, to formally welcome Tiger to the PGA. "He's doing quite well, pretty impressive,? Zoeller started telling a crowd of reporters, including CNN. ?That little boy is driving well and he's putting well. He's doing everything it takes to win. So, you know what you guys do when he gets in here? You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year. Got it." Wait?what? Zoeller later apologized to Tiger, and the younger golfer accepted.(Photos from left: Harry How/Getty Images, Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

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Fuzzy Zoeller Tells Tiger Woods Not to Serve Fried Chicken at Masters Tournament - Golfer Fuzzy Zoeller chose the 1997 Masters Tournament, in which a 21-year-old Tiger Woods made history by winning it, to formally welcome Tiger to the PGA. "He's doing quite well, pretty impressive,” Zoeller started telling a crowd of reporters, including CNN. “That little boy is driving well and he's putting well. He's doing everything it takes to win. So, you know what you guys do when he gets in here? You pat him on the back and say congratulations and enjoy it and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year. Got it." Wait…what? Zoeller later apologized to Tiger, and the younger golfer accepted.(Photos from left: Harry How/Getty Images, Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Fans Throw Banana at Brazilian Soccer Player Dani Alves - How did Barcelona defender Dani Alves ? a Brazilian ? respond this past Sunday when a fan in the stands threw a banana at him in what?s become a racist taunt practiced in soccer for decades? He picked it up, peeled it and took the opportunity to get an instant energy boost. How?s that for taking a bite out of racism?  (Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Fans Throw Banana at Brazilian Soccer Player Dani Alves - How did Barcelona defender Dani Alves — a Brazilian — respond this past Sunday when a fan in the stands threw a banana at him in what’s become a racist taunt practiced in soccer for decades? He picked it up, peeled it and took the opportunity to get an instant energy boost. How’s that for taking a bite out of racism?  (Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Riley Cooper apologizing for using the n-word:  - "This is the lowest of lows. This is not the type of person I want to be portrayed as. This isn't the type of person I am. I'm extremely sorry."(Photo: AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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Eagles' Receiver Riley Cooper Drops N-Word at Country Music Concert - Last summer, Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Riley Cooper made headlines when a video of him vowing to “fight every [n-word]” at a Kenny Chesney concert in Philadelphia last summer surfaced. He later made a public apology to his Eagles teammates and was aided by then-Eagle Michael Vick, who helped Cooper get back in good graces in the locker room by publicly stating that he forgives him to the media. (Photo: AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Shaq Mocks Yao Ming's Chinese - Back in 2003, then-Los Angeles Lakers' center Shaquille O'Neal drew the ire of Asian Americans when he taunted Yao Ming, saying, "Tell Yao Ming, 'Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.'" Shaq later apologized. Come on, Shaq!(Photos from left: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

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Shaq Mocks Yao Ming's Chinese - Back in 2003, then-Los Angeles Lakers' center Shaquille O'Neal drew the ire of Asian Americans when he taunted Yao Ming, saying, "Tell Yao Ming, 'Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-soh.'" Shaq later apologized. Come on, Shaq!(Photos from left: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images, Kevin Lee/Getty Images)

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Bill Romanowski Denies Using N-Word - Bill Romanowski was one of the most feared NFL linebackers through the 1990s and early 2000s. But a 2000 Sports Illustrated article in which an unidentified teammate claimed that Romanowski used the N-word brought Romo to tears in a subsequent press conference. Romanowski vehemently denied ever using the word. SI stuck to its story. Whom to believe? (Photo: A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jozy Altidore Makes U.S. Soccer History - On the heels of the U.S. soccer team making the FIFA top 20 list for the first time in two years, U.S. soccer player Jozy Altidore made soccer history Wednesday at the Ferhatovic Hase Stadium in Sarajevo. Altidore became the first American to score in five consecutive matches.(Photo: Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

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Soccer Player Jozy Altidore Subjected to Monkey Chants - American soccer forward Jozy Altidore was subjected to reprehensible monkey chants from a group of Dutch fans last year, prompting Altidore to tell media “you can only pray for them.” God doesn’t like ugly. (Photo: Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

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Marge Schott Calls Players "Million-Dollar N-----s" - Marge Schott was definitely one of the most egregious figures to ever be a part of sports. For example, the then-president/CEO of the Cincinnati Reds once referred to outfielders Eric Davis and Dave Parker as “million-dollar n-----s.” We're still shaking our heads. (Photo: Tom Hauck  /Allsport)

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John Rocker Goes on Racist Rant About New York City - The former Atlanta Braves closer spewed his venomous thoughts at seemingly any and every nationality in what remains an infamous December 1999 issue of Sports Illustrated. “The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?” (Photo: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

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Don Imus Calls Rutger's Women's Basketball Team "Nappy-Headed H--s" - When sleepy radio personality Don Imus characterized the Rutgers' women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed h--s,” CBS responded by yanking him off the air. The Rutgers’ squad would accept an apology from Imus after his firing. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Jimmy The Greek Uses Slave Times to Explain Black Athletes - When it comes to racist moments in sports, perhaps Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder’s comments were most heinous. A former CBS commentator, Snyder made viewers cringe back in 1988 when he said that “the only thing left for the whites is a couple of coaching jobs” because Blacks are dominating as athletes. Wait…it got worse. He brought up slave times in explaining why he thinks Black athletes are superior to white athletes. "The slave owner would breed his big black (man) to his big woman so that he could have a big black kid...That's where it all started.” Disgusting. CBS fired him. Snyder died years later of a heart attack in 1996. (Photo: Focus on Sport/Getty Images)