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

    Amazing to see how many people here are so anti business. A business makes a decsion because of bad PR and everyone is whining? NBA made a bottom line decision for the betterment of their company. Free market spoke, advertisers left, fans and employees got angry, the company did something to nip it in the bud.

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

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    2 douchbags
    C'mon man...you gotta admit, that's pretty damned funny.
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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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 wouldn't want Catholics at my games. They'd run around taking up a collection.
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Or maybe "We now understand why women provoke men into hitting them".
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    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.
    Well, they could revoke the franchise I guess...and then just expand, but the playoffs are on and the Clippers are tied in their first round series. So it really wouldn't work. The way sports leagues work in the US, the league holds the keys to the kingdom. They decide where the teams will be when there's expansion, and when someone wants to move the other owners vote on whether it's allowed.


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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
    But now we're all getting weepy and outraged because someone doesn't like someone else?
    Yeah, umm, that's not really it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Yeah, umm, that's not really it.
    Then what is it? I'm all ears.

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

    Limpbaugh: Sterling didn't didn't give enough to Obama
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Limpbaugh: Sterling didn't didn't give enough to Obama
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    And Rush has SOOOOO many followers on dp doing the same.
    Yet they all deny listening to him.
    Just as they deny being a Republican .
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well, they could revoke the franchise I guess...and then just expand, but the playoffs are on and the Clippers are tied in their first round series. So it really wouldn't work. The way sports leagues work in the US, the league holds the keys to the kingdom. They decide where the teams will be when there's expansion, and when someone wants to move the other owners vote on whether it's allowed.
    Right, and it serves their interest to continue to use his property. Not to mention the $$ involved and the liability with all the TV contracts, venues, etc.
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