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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
    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.
    It sure does, pogo.

    Privacy? To read the posts in this thread and others, they don't care about our privacy anymore. Now people are labeled as monsters because of things they say in private. I thought our homes were supposed to be off limits?

    $2.5 million fine for what? They can't even validate a claim that he cost anyone any money. It just freaking happened.

    But oh so many feelings were hurt, don't you know? You know what's pathetic. To hear people admit that the words a man says to his gold digging bunny are so damn important to them that they are "hurt" by it. Thank doG my life isn't that pathetic that I cry because of what someone says to his girlfriend.

    I wonder what the national reaction would have been if he told his girlfriend that he didn't want her to bring her Catholic friends to his games anymore. The chants about the "Bible thumping nuts" would come out, and everyone would high five Sterling for being a cool guy.

    God bless America.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    The commish said it would be donated to groups that "fight discrimination and promote diversity".
    Like the NAACP.

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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
    OK, let's take a little inventory.

    FACT: The girlfriend was with Magic Johnson and posted it on instagram, which set Sterling off on his rant.

    FACT: She made the tape of that conversation public.

    Then this: Report: Magic Johnson wants to buy the Clippers from Donald Sterling | ProBasketballTalk

    Is this a coordinated effort between Magic Johnson and the girlfriend to take over the team?
    Sounds like a headline in a tabloid magazine.

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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
    OK, let's take a little inventory.

    FACT: The girlfriend was with Magic Johnson and posted it on instagram, which set Sterling off on his rant.

    FACT: She made the tape of that conversation public.

    Then this: Report: Magic Johnson wants to buy the Clippers from Donald Sterling | ProBasketballTalk

    Is this a coordinated effort between Magic Johnson and the girlfriend to take over the team?
    Very possibly.

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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
    Like the NAACP.
    I'm guessing...

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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 wonder what the national reaction would have been if he told his girlfriend that he didn't want her to bring her Catholic friends to his games anymore. The chants about the "Bible thumping nuts" would come out, and everyone would high five Sterling for being a cool guy.

    God bless America.
    I guaran-fing-tee you if he said "I don't want you bringing Catholics into my games" I would express the same outrage.

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

    "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

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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
    Cuz she probably has a fondness for snake charming Black Mambas....

    Just cuz he allows for it doesn't mean he wants it in his face...
    Exactly so what is wrong with that?

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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
    I guaran-fing-tee you if he said "I don't want you bringing Catholics into my games" I would express the same outrage.
    I guarantee you if he said those words it would never have become national news.

    And why would you be outraged by that? This isn't the Special Olympics. Everyone isn't a winner, and we all don't love each other. We don't all have to like each other. It's one thing to oppress people you don't like, or hold them down, or hurt them physically. But now we're all getting weepy and outraged because someone doesn't like someone else?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    The commish said it would be donated to groups that "fight discrimination and promote diversity".
    What a load of crap.

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