SNL Spoofs Donald Sterling Debacle

Cast member Bobby Moynihan played the embattled NBA owner as he tried to defend and redeem himself at a news conference.

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Saturday Night Live Donald Sterling Spoof Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman appears in a sketch with SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan

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Saturday Night Live tackled the Donald Sterling scandal in its usual fashion, chastising everyone from the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers himself to V. Stiviano, his companion, to the former head of the L.A. chapter of the NAACP.

Cast member Bobby Moynihan played Sterling, who bragged about his black friends, alongside other regulars Kenan Thompson, who played Leon Jenkins, former head of the L.A. chapter of the NAACP, and Sasheer Zamata, who played the billionaire’s new black mistress.

“And through all this pain, I have decided to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for the bargain price of one billion dollars ... I hope to use every penny to repair my relationship with the black community, especially Magic Johnson, who is clearly one of the good ones,” Moynihan said.

He continued, saying: “I have also tried to fix the transgressions in my personal life. I have parted ways with my half-black mistress, Ms. Stiviano, and I am proud to announce that I have upped my limit a little bit and now I have a mistress who is 3/4 black."

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has been criticized for his relationship with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, appeared in the sketch in defense of Sterling.

“I am a great judge of character and this is one of the greatest men I've ever met — right up there with my main man, Kim Jong-un,” Rodman said.

Watch the video here:

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