Tom Chambers Rumors
Jonathan Feigen: For the 50th year of the Suns celebration, Charles Barkley, Richard Dumas, Kevin Johnson, Tom Chambers, Eddie Johnson, Dan Majerle, Ced Ceballos will be here tonight. Having them back for a Rockets game seems unkind.
15 Feb 15
Tom Chambers and Donald Sterling spent their first two years in the NBA together and it did not take racist behavior for Chambers to have misgivings about his first NBA owner. “I didn’t know anything about the racist stuff,” said Chambers, the Phoenix Suns broadcast analyst who was drafted by the then-San Diego Clippers in 1981 when Sterling bought the franchise for $12.5 million. “He was always slippery, slimy and sleazy about paying people. We had to fight for checks. We had to go to a different hotel every time because he never paid the bill. He was just the cheapest guy I’ve ever come across.”
“It was awesome,” Chambers said. “It was exactly what needed to happen to set the tone. That stuff just can’t be accept in the NBA or anywhere for that matter. “He’s always been a creepy guy. This is great because nobody is ever going to want to rub shoulders with him. Nobody is going to want to be seen with him. It’s a good thing for a guy who has taken advantage of the system and a lot of people.”
“It was all about him,” Chambers said. “I don’t think he’s every willingly written a check. If a coach gets fired by him, they have to go to court to get their money and then they settle for less. He was bad. Everything he did was about having a pretty girls on his arm. He’d promote women but it was self-serving, narcissistic stuff.”