Donald Sterling is the most hated man in America, and it’s pretty close to unanimous.
A new poll found that the disgraced soon-to-be-former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was disliked by 92 percent of respondents, not entirely surprising due to the endless string of terrible news for Sterling.
Sterling made headlines last month when he was heard admonishing former mistress V. Stiviano for associating with black men in public. He dug the hole even deeper after making an agreement to allow his wife to sell the team but then going back on his word.
“I don’t know what agreement she has with him, but I’m saying to you today, he disavows anything she’s doing to sell the team,” said Sterling’s lawyer, Max Blecher said. “He says, ‘It’s my team, and I’ll sell it when and if I get around to it.’ ”
The poll found that Donald Sterling was more hated than all others on the list, which included O.J. Simpson, Aaron Hernandez, and Justin Bieber.
Reuters published the gory details for Sterling:
According to a recent consumer survey conducted by E-Score®, a leading consumer research service that provides information to media and entertainment companies, Sterling is now the single most disliked living man in America, ranking higher than bad boys such as O.J. Simpson, Bernie Madoff and Phil Spector.
And when asked to choose from a list of 46 attributes that best described Sterling, respondents’ top picks were creepy (48%), mean (41%), cold (42%) and insincere (29%). The demographic showing the greatest disdain for Sterling were males age 13-24, with a 97% dislike rating.
Here are the full results from the poll:
Donald Sterling, 92 percent
Bernard Madoff, 90 percent
O.J. Simpson, 88 percent
Conrad Murray, 88 percent
Justin Bieber, 86 percent
Phil Spector, 83 percent
Aaron Hernandez, 81 percent
Michael Lohan, 76 percent
Eliot Spitzer, 73 percent
Jon Gosselin, 71 percent
While nearly all of America hates Donald Sterling, the team he has owned for decades will soon be gone. On Thursday night it was reported that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer submitted a $2 billion bid to buy the team, which has been accepted by the Sterling family trust and is expected to be approved by the NBA.