Following the ouster of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Rush Limbaugh speculated on Wednesday that Rich DeVos, the owner of the Orlando Magic, could be the next person targeted by the NBA because of his views on gay marriage.
Limbaugh cited a CNN report by Rachel Nichols in which she discusses some of the “very unpopular statements” DeVos has made on the issue of gay marriage.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation Chairman David Koch, left, laughs as Amway Founder Rich DeVos addresses attendees of the Defending the American Dream Summit in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. DeVos was presented with the George Washington Award. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP
“There are a lot of people in this country who think that that is a problem, and I think that there is gonna be more and more attention paid to what these owners think,” Nichols said in the report. “It’s not just the players in the spotlight now, it’s not just management. They’re accountable, too.”
Limbaugh argued that Nichols was “basically saying that the next target that they’re gonna try to take out is Rich DeVos.”
“So Rich DeVos, Mr. Amway — he happens to be one of the greatest patriots this country has ever seen. Rich DeVos happens to have donated and supported some of the greatest causes in this country, but it doesn’t matter ’cause he doesn’t have his mind right on gay marriage,” he added.
Listen to the segment below via the Daily Rushbo: