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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Yes free speech, he expressed it and then others expressed their free speech that he should be shamed and pressured and sent away. Like I said, this is the "free market" doing its thing. He is part of an organization that has rules and as such they deemed it appropriate to fine him. If you disagree with this, do not partner with the NBA.
    Did you just say that a private organization with a leader having unfettered power making a command decision is the "free market doing its thing"?

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So who owns the Clippers, and would anybody know the difference if the answer is "nobody?"

    Seems a bit harsh.
    Coincidence?

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Yes free speech, he expressed it and then others expressed their free speech that he should be shamed and pressured and sent away. Like I said, this is the "free market" doing its thing. He is part of an organization that has rules and as such they deemed it appropriate to fine him. If you disagree with this, do not partner with the NBA.
    That's all true in a public forum.

    But should that apply to something he said in his kitchen over breakfast?

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    good riddance creep!

    I just wish the black community could come together and fix the mountain of problems within their own culture with the same swiftness and high-mindedness. Let's hear some speeches about their outrage for THOSE issues as well. Problem is there is nobody white to blame at the end of those speeches.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Oh it absolutely is legal, I'm sure. I'll bet the NBA has some pretty high profile legal brainpan on its payroll.

    I just don't like the precedent it sets. Privacy is something that should be encouraged and supported. JMO.
    Most of the owners aren't happy about it either. In fact Mark Cuban has made statements but at the end of the day..it does hurt the brand. It's the same reason Marge Schott lost her ownership though.

    Honestly its not good for the fans of the Clippers either. Not player wants to play for someone they see as racist.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Coincidence?

    Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles*Clippers | The Point Forward - SI.com
    That's apparently been the elephant in the room, from what I heard.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    That's kind of what I was thinking, gambling is pretty much a given in every sports league but not much else can revoke ownership. Stuff like this doesn't just happen, so I am sure Sterling was already hated but given professional courtesy, Silver pretty much had to do something here because it was not going to just go away like a lot of issues.
    Yeah this is the best part of the entire episode, is that Don Sterling has been a known racist for a while, but it never cost the League money until now. It will be interesting to see what Cuban says because he though a fine and suspension would be acceptable, put taking the team from him is too far. What we have now is a ban and fine, which means Sterling can still own the team, but is probably going to be forced to sell.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Coincidence?

    Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

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    Methinks you're giving Magic a little too much credit.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    In view of the fact that black NBA players have climbed into the stands to batter white fans they took exception to, and gotten away with it, I'd say this ruling is bull****.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Most of the owners aren't happy about it either. In fact Mark Cuban has made statements but at the end of the day..it does hurt the brand. It's the same reason Marge Schott lost her ownership though.

    Honestly its not good for the fans of the Clippers either. Not player wants to play for someone they see as racist.
    Marge Schott wasn't banned for life, only a few years. She also offended many groups - Jews, Asians, blacks, and I can't remember who else. She professed her support for what Hitler did to the Jews. She was also caught on tape using some really ugly words, like the N word and the S word. She called a player a "fruit" (gay analogy).

    I don't care about Sterling because he's an icky old coot, but what he did comes nowhere near what Schott did.

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