Former "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz has entered the discussion around buying his favorite basketball team, the Los Angeles Clippers, after owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA.
Muniz, a longtime fan of the team, posted a long note on his Facebook page
to express his feelings about Sterling's racist comments and his love for the team.
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"I'm disgusted by the things said by owner Donald Sterling," Muniz wrote. "In no way, shape or form is what he said acceptable and definitely should not be tolerated by anyone. ... I'm also devastated for all the fans. Being a Clippers fan has never been easy, but this has tarnished the joy this season has brought to the fans who have stuck behind this team through thick and thin.
"There is no place in the NBA for people like Donald Sterling. I think the punishment the NBA has imposed on him was well warranted," he continued.
Muniz, who was born in New Jersey and raised in North Carolina, describes how he became a Clippers fan in 1994. He played "NBA Live '95" on Super Nintendo, deleted the roster and installed himself, his parents, and his two cats as the starting lineup in the game.
"From that day forward in 1994, I have been a die-hard Clippers fan," he wrote.
Sterling, 80, was banned for life Tuesday by the league in response to racist comments he reportedly admitted to making in a recorded conversation with his girlfriend.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver also fined Sterling $2.5 million and said he'll try to force the owner to sell his team.
Muniz said that he's gone to every home game during the 2000-08 seasons, and often asked "Malcolm in the Middle" producers to time his scenes so that he could attend the games.
And now, with millions in the bank, he may be interested in being part of an ownership group.
"I always stated as a young teen in interviews my dream was to one day own the L.A. Clippers!" Muniz said.
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