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

    Everyone wants the government to keep out of what businesses do, right?

    OK, this is a business decision made by the NBA, pure and simple. They have a bad egg and they are tossing it, has zero to do with free speech, has everything to do with the free market, and for a company to make a decision that best serves their company.

    So much hypocrisy, so many diva's, comedy gold.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

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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 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?
    Hint:when talking about discrimination, racism, bigotry, don't say "this isn't the Special Olympics".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Exactly so what is wrong with that?

    Well, because as Larry Johnson put it, “We’ve got a lot of rebellious slaves on this team.”

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    2 douchbags
    At least learn how to spell it if you are going to say it. LOL
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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    From riches to rags in four days. wow.
    The man still has 2 billion dollars. Not really rags.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What a load of crap.
    Here it is straight from the horses mouth...

    Sterling Banned For Life: Opening Statement - ESPN Video - ESPN

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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
    Hint:when talking about discrimination, racism, bigotry, don't say "this isn't the Special Olympics".
    No hint needed. The Special Olympics tagline is "Everyone's a winner". Keep your paranoia in check. It was President Obama who made fun of Special Olympians, not me.

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

    To ban him for life and then fine him $2.5 million?

    If I was him, I'd give them the finger and no $$.

    I'm not supporting him in the least but I like that the sponsors have spoken, rather than the league stepping in. I dont know the legality surrounding sports leagues but I dont like them banning him. If he's the owner of the team, the team should be banned. (Not saying I want that but if the team is his property, then the league shouldnt have it both ways. He only has the right for his team to compete with league approval...I get that. So then he should be able to take his property and go.)

    Yeah, I know it's not that simple. I dont wish to see the team members and employees suffer but it seems like hypocrisy....we'll keep your property and you can take a hike.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    One thing that bothers me is that on my Twitter feed, Phil Robertson recieved a similar punishment for his homophobic remarks and was defended by lots of people I follow, citing that he has "freedom of speech" (even though that simply means politicians can't pass laws restricting speech), yet I haven't seen a single person defend Donald Sterling for his racist remarks. The message I'm getting here is "Hey, racists are really bad and don't deserve equal protection under the law, but we must do whatever we can to protect homophobes." (Even though, once again, freedom of speech is not infringed in either situation)

    While I currently don't have an opinion on Sterling's firing or Robertson's short-lived suspension, I do have an issue with the difference between the public reactions of both events. Why do homophobes deserve protection, but not racists?
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