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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
    Prolly exactly what happened. Al Sharpton was on his trail. He wouldn't have let this one go.
    Oh I don't know. The American people like contrition. Of course it needs to appear sincere, which in his case would be a stretch.
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I don't think this is bad for the NBA. They need the attention, their ratings are awful. I tuned in to the game the other night, and I haven't watched an NBA game in years.
    This is not the kind of attention they want. It does little to bring in new fans or sell merchandise.


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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
    Their assets are independent. When you force a sale, you destroy value. That's why you get things for pennies on the dollar when they're attached to divorce, bankruptcy, destitution, etc.
    Hanson and Ballmer have very very deep pockets and they want a team big time. Of course they want it in Seattle
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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
    I don't know what Cali's consent policies are, but you would figure.

    Not that anyone would prosecute...
    It requires the taped party to consent.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    This is not the kind of attention they want. It does little to bring in new fans or sell merchandise.
    How do you know that?

    They're a TV sport. Ratings = money.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Yeah, for me, I'll go back to watching my Hawks curbstomp the Broncos again. he he
    Ouch! That was totally uncalled for!


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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Oh I don't know. The American people like contrition. Of course it needs to appear sincere, which in his case would be a stretch.
    I agree, most of the time. But can't agree when it comes to Sharpton. And he was on his way to the Black Congressional Caucus for a meeting on this. WTF is that all about anyway?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Hanson and Ballmer have very very deep pockets and they want a team big time. Of course they want it in Seattle
    And they won't have to pay the 700 million estimated value, since the NBA is forcing a fire sale.

    Whatever is paid for the franchise, the NBA is liable for the difference between FMV and new book price.

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

    Now if something really bad could happen to the racist Cliven Bundy ...my day will be complete...

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