Page 20 of 57 FirstFirst ... 10181920212230 ... LastLast
Results 191 to 200 of 566

Thread: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA[W:545]

  1. #191
    Sage

    Mason66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,462

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Like the commissioner said, once the private tape was made public it was no longer relevant, they became separate issues. I do agree that is messed up what she did, maybe there should be penalties?
    I think he would win a suit against her for any and all financial consequences to this.

    If it had not been for her illegal act, this would not have happened.

  2. #192
    Sage

    Mason66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,462

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    That right there is the crux of the problem. I'm surprised at how many people who collectively yell about their right to privacy don't seem to have an issue with this guy's right to privacy.

    So now we know...anything you say in private can & will be used against you in the court of public opinion. It doesn't bother others, apparently. It sure bothers me.
    Now thinking about that, with the NSA listening to everything, they can use any private conversation to break somebody like this.

    It seems the leaker is getting a pass, at least so far, so why would the NSA not do this?

  3. #193
    Sage

    Mason66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,462

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    This was an overreaction in your opinion, many other people were deeply hurt by this. Moving the goal posts and saying blacks must be "oppressed" for it to be racism is irrelevant. What you say matters in the U.S., especially if you are a high profile person that owns a basketball team largely consisting of blacks and you say something racist about blacks.
    Please explain how anybody could be deeply hurt by what this man said.

    Please give an example of how somebody could be deeply hurt.

  4. #194
    Guru
    1750Texan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Southcental Texas
    Last Seen
    10-14-17 @ 02:13 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    3,569

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    You don't think the NBA makes the bulk of its money from TV revenues? Really??? Every other major sport does, but not the NBA? Really???
    We can keep going back and forth. Im not going to look up the numbers. You challenged my contention. It is up to you to show Im wrong.


  5. #195
    Sage

    Mason66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,462

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Personally, the most the NBA should have done was condemn the words. I'm sure all the NBA owners are proponents of free market economics (Yes, I AM laughing my ass off saying that) so they would be more than happy to let the market work itself out. New draftees would refuse to sign. No free agents would go there and at the end of all of their contracts those players current would move on. Fans would stop going(This one questionable as most ticket holders are white) but with a losing team they would stop attending. The revenue loss would be such that the guy would be forced to sell.

    It isn't like this guy got on the ESPY's and said what he did, he said it in private, are we not allowed our private thoughts and opinions anymore?
    The rub is that we don't know why he said it or what he meant by what he said.

  6. #196
    Sage
    mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    DC Metro
    Last Seen
    11-13-16 @ 12:58 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    22,499

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be banned for life and fined $2.5 million for racist comments, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.

    The move comes after days of outrage at ugly words attributed to Sterling from a taped conversation with an ex-girlfriend.

    The comments, where the owner seemed to say he didn't want his much-younger girlfriend hanging out with Black people on Instagram or bringing them to games, were first by TMZ and then in another recording posted on the website Deadspin.


    The NBA had said it was unable to authenticate the tapes, but Sterling's wife told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that it was her husband on the recordings.

    At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Commissioner Silver said an investigation had confirmed that the voice on the tapes and the "hateful opinions voiced" were those of Sterling.


    Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA - NBC News
    I don't see how any of it is legal, regardless of how offensive his comments are. He didn't do anything illegal....just stupid. Can't say he doesn't deserve it though.
    ”People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.” --- Ben Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Sterotypes are mostly based on truths.

  7. #197
    He's the most tip top
    Top Cat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:19 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    22,299

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    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.
    Judging from the types of things you say here that would be wise.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Or maybe "We now understand why women provoke men into hitting them".
    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    . Losing insurance does not mean losing healthcare. .

  8. #198
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:28 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    30,306

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I brought them up.

    How much do you think he's going to donate to them going forward? They gave him a lifetime achievement award in 2009 and were about to give him a second, even though all we keep hearing is how "everyone" knew what a racist he was. It wasn't until it was politically expedient that they, like the NBA, his team, his fellow owners and all of his players, tossed him aside with their faux outrage.

    It would all be funny, except for the fact that I still can't get past the idea that nobody seems to care about privacy anymore.
    Yeah, I don't think he will give them one thin dime anymore....heh, heh....

    Personally I think that the GF had this planned to either blackmail him, or force the sale....Maybe to Magic...
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  9. #199
    Student pogomutt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    colorado remote
    Last Seen
    05-04-14 @ 02:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    182

    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. I hope NBA fans make their feelings known by voting with their wallets. A $2.5 million fine? There are settlements made every day in American courtrooms that don't put that kind of value on a human life. The NBA will never see a dime of that if Sterling has a lawyer who's worth a damn. In fact, I'd counter sue. This entire episode is based on a recording of a man in the privacy of his own home that somehow "went public". There's a huge privacy issue in all this...and it smells of a premeditated set-up.

  10. #200
    Sage

    Mason66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:33 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,462

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    I come up with the same analysis. He is the face of the team, and if his personal beliefs are that important to everyone, the team will suffer. I don't see the need for this kneejerk reaction, its mainly because we are and probably always will be in racially tense times. Maybe because the POTUS talked to the commisioner. Who knows, its not the free market speaking though.
    It is also not like who he is was not common knowledge much before this.

    I have to wonder why the heavy fine and suspension this time as opposed to before.

Page 20 of 57 FirstFirst ... 10181920212230 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •