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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
    The NBA is awesome.
    This is the same NBA who let DeShawn Stevenson play even after pleading "no contest" to having sex with a 14 year old girl, who he got drunk.
    Donald Stern let this go on for far too long in all ways.
    You should be applauding a first-year commish.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    He owns them but it seems his ownership is subject to the provisions of the NBA constitution.

    It's harsh but from the press conference I just saw it's naturally all about money. Seems lots of sponsors pulled their support because of Sterling's statements. They probably needed to have someone tossed under the bus.
    Of course it's about the money. The NBA is a brand and the if the brand is damaged all owners suffer. It's why they have the laws in the first place.
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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
    The NBA is awesome. This is the same NBA who let DeShawn Stevenson play even after pleading "no contest" to having sex with a 14 year old girl, who he got drunk.
    more deflections

    How surprising!!
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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
    Fairly predictable.

    Remind me to never tell off a girlfriend who is literally half my age over a smart phone with a recorder. Wow.

    Remember when Isaiah Thomas said if Larry Bird was black, he'd be just another good player? Would that get him banned now, too? Does this apply to players for anything they say, too?

    Slippery slope, but here we are.
    Barkley's "But we are a black league" was also racist.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Such a nice guy too.
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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
    Barkley's "But we are a black league" was also racist.
    I took it to mean "we are a league densely populated by blacks."

    Larry Johnson, on the other hand, needs to get his ass punished too.
    A message to both the Left and the Right. Ari Ne'eman-"People with disabilities deserve better than to be used as props in the country’s ongoing — and so far stalemated — arguments over gun control." https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/201...-obama-liberty

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

    A bit more than I expected, but not too surprising. He was really hurting the brand over the last few days.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    I was at the gym doing high intensity interval training while watching the tube, I almost fell off the machine.

    He got his skull cracked, good. This is the free market at work, little or no? government involvement I believe, isn't this what we wanted? The relevant people involved in issues decide what is right and wrong?
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    more deflections

    How surprising!!
    You wonder why right-wingers obsess so much over some old guy being called racist.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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