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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfamadore View Post
    Doesn't mean the media is forbidden from publishing an illegal conversation.
    I'm sure that will be brought up in court.
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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
    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.
    Last NBA game I went to was in the Fleet Center in Boston when the Celtics played the Knicks. I would say probably 75% of the stands were white people, not black males.

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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
    Exactly.
    The implications change when you are a public figure though. This guy is a brand within a brand, anything that harms either will be frowned upon once published at the level this was. It's politics.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Oh dear! I'm listening to Dire Straights for background atmosphere. Brothers in Arms specifically. In Money for Nothing, Mark Knopfler uses the word "faggot" at least half a dozen times. So...umm...what should we do? Hold a self-righteousness riot? Let our local central committee organize CD bonfires? I mean, come on people, we have to make those bastards pay.

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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
    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?
    Sharpton is a dick. A hack. No more, no less.

    This is a blatant political play by the NBA. Sterling is a slimy piece of pig **** who should have never have been approved to begin with. The NBA laid down with a dog. . But even he deserves basic privacy.
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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
    Last NBA game I went to was in the Fleet Center in Boston when the Celtics played the Knicks. I would say probably 75% of the stands were white people, not black males.
    Right, but you have to factor in viewership and merchandise as well which is where the league makes the largest chunk of their money. Those are the demographics I meant(sorry, that is my fault for not giving that info out). If the league didn't do something and a boycott were to be called, it would be an economic catastrophe.
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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
    Sharpton is a dick. A hack. No more, no less.

    This is a blatant political play by the NBA. Sterling is a slimy piece of pig **** who should have never have been approved to begin with. The NBA laid down with a dog. . But even he deserves basic privacy.
    The NBA and his entire team apparently (from all reports) knew for years what kind of slob Sterling was. But his money bought their silence, apparently. Same with the NAACP.

    I'm not a big fan of hysterics. They all knew about this. It wasn't until TMZ blew the lid off that all of a sudden they're all outraged.

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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
    It requires the taped party to consent.
    I think that is one of the dumbest laws ever. Who would consent to being taped when you could slip up and say something that could land you in deep trouble? I'm not consenting to being taped ever.

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

    Yet no one wants to bring up that the NAACP was all ready to give this man the "man of the year" award all because he donated generously, and included Clippers tickets to the LA front office of the NAACP....What a crock....

    The man is probably getting the short end of the stick here.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by pogomutt View Post
    Oh dear! I'm listening to Dire Straights for background atmosphere. Brothers in Arms specifically. In Money for Nothing, Mark Knopfler uses the word "faggot" at least half a dozen times. So...umm...what should we do? Hold a self-righteousness riot? Let our local central committee organize CD bonfires? I mean, come on people, we have to make those bastards pay.
    This all made for good theater for some, and a chance for others to display their outrage and pat themselves on the back.

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