'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,'
Attributed to Voltaire.
Similar thoughts here:
“Here’s an unpopular opinion: Donald Sterling has the right as an American to be an old bigot in the security of his own home. He’s a victim.”
I agree. Why and how can ones opinion result in being forced to sell your property? I don't necessarily think that one's opinions should when expressed PUBLICLY, be without consequences, but this wasn't something he proclaimed from on high, but rather something he said in private.
I think that there is a scheme afoot to force him to sell so that someone(s) high in the African American rights movement can purchase the Clippers.