Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA
Originally Posted by DiAnna
As I said in the other thread, the fine is okay... guy's got more money than god anyway... but the rest is overkill. The guy didn't turn into racist scum overnight. Everyone who knew him, including the NBA officials, knew exactly what he was. Now that are basically taking his team away and banning him for life for being something that he has always been, and quite openly been at that. It's just political expediency, or perhaps they hated his guts for years and finally had the excuse to stick it to him.
I dunno. I won't be losing any sleep over it. The guy is racist scum.
The NBA for the most part is forced to be heavy handed, their key demographic is black males and so having an owner on tape whether legally obtained or not showing that level of overt racism is a PR nightmare. The commissioner has to do something in this instance and so, we have a permanent suspension and hefty fine. I perfectly understand why this happened, and also don't exactly feel sorry for the guy.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.