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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
    I mentioned her because it's not the first time a league has come down on an owner for their beliefs or what they've said.
    The argument I keep seeing is based on free speech. Marge Schott also was exercising her free speech.
    I seem to recall her being suspended for something other than speech, but that was so long ago that I can't even remember what it was. The big problem is that if the league can't outright punish the speech at that level, you are on their radar and so anything else they may have overlooked is now on the table.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    hahaha, OK, and all he has to say is "No, I didn't." And then what?
    It's against the law to illegally tape a conversation (to begin with)
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Once the immediacy and emotion settles out on this in a few months and we look at it objectively......

    A man lost his company for an opinion he expressed in his own home to his longtime girlfriend.

    What's next?

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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
    His GF being photographed with Magic set the old dude off. There's much more to this story.

    BTW: she was also a Dodger's groupie.
    Yeah she sounds like a cock hound.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Once the immediacy and emotion settles out on this in a few months and we look at it objectively......

    A man lost his company for an opinion he expressed in his own home to his longtime girlfriend.

    What's next?
    I wonder if there's an upcoming provision in Obamacare that mandates anyone who expresses a dissenting opinion of it loses their job and is fined? There could be, we have to wait and see, as no one has read the whole thing yet.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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"?
    Don't even think about using this against me in the future.

    The commissioner said he talked to owners and had > 75% support for forcing Sterling out, he talked to players, I'm sure he talked to a lot of people. The majority opinion expressed was that he should be forced out.

    Now how does this effect "the people"? Basketball fans not consisting of family or friends directly involved with the NBA are probably not dependent on them for income, a job, or a place to eat. So if you think this is the same as say Walmart making whatever decisions you feel like, you're mostly wrong.

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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
    I seem to recall her being suspended for something other than speech, but that was so long ago that I can't even remember what it was. The big problem is that if the league can't outright punish the speech at that level, you are on their radar and so anything else they may have overlooked is now on the table.
    They can make that decision though and it's not like owners take the use of that power lightly. I doubt owners ever want to have their teams taken from them. The NBA won't do anything without the support of most of it's owners.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    That's all true in a public forum.

    But should that apply to something he said in his kitchen over breakfast?
    Heh, he got screwed for sure, but once it was made public, it can't be taken back and the consequences just have to play out.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Morning Show Poll: Should Donald Sterling Be Forced To Sell The Clippers? « K-EARTH 101

    Not scientific, for sure and not exactly on point.. but 53 to 46 against forcing him to sell
    Well, the forcing out part I think its somewhat controversial. I was speaking more in general but that is a good point.
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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
    They can make that decision though and it's not like owners take the use of that power lightly. I doubt owners ever want to have their teams taken from them. The NBA won't do anything without the support of most of it's owners.
    Pretty much where this situation stands. Owners aren't going to vote to just take a team, because they know that could come down on them for a bad mistake of a different type later on.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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