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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
    Oooh linky please. I gotta hear this.
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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
    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 .
    He is becoming the angry old man yelling at kids on his lawn. His over the top faux outrage at Colbert taking Letterman's job was pretty hilarious. Just another limosene conservative.
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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
    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.
    Money speaks volumes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Oooh linky please. I gotta hear this.
    Rush Limbaugh: Donald Sterling smeared as racist for not giving Obama ‘enough money’
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    I have to say, from the way this has been handled from the beginning, that I don't agree with the outcome.

    I grant you that the man's views are not ones I share or would ever condone, but there are lots of people who have private thoughts and opinions that if aired for all to hear would be embarrassing. I can imagine that a good number of black players in the NBA have said a few nasty things in their time, in private moments amongst themselves or with friends and if they were aired I'd probably not condone those either. And people like Spike Lee have said some pretty ugly things over the years and yet he's welcome to sit front row center at Knicks games, no questions asked.

    This has been wasted as a teaching moment for others, in my view. I don't know what the outcome will be, legally, although I suspect with Sterling having $billions a lawsuit or some attempt to quash the commissioner's ruling will be sought, and just because I think the outcome is over the top, I'd hope he'd win. There certainly would be anti-trust laws and other legal avenues for the man to take if he really wants to fight this but at 80, perhaps he won't. If it was Mark Cuban, you could bet he would. But then, at 80, with all the money he'll ever need, getting $600 million or upwards of $1 billion for his team isn't relevant - it's the ownership, the toy, that is important to a man like him. The fact that he's own the team for over 30 years, likely losing money in many of those years, says that the man loves the game and his team.

    People have done far worse things in this world with far lesser consequences and this is just politically correct overkill, in my opinion.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Oooh linky please. I gotta hear this.
    I watched the clip on the Ed show.
    There was actually more.

    I used to go to MSNBC internet and track Big Eddie down.
    His major clips, like today's interview with Rep. Lee Terry from Nebraska who supports KXL, should be on there.
    Without Rush, MSDNC would have a lot less material with which to work .
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Oy vey. What an ass.
    Yeah, another lazy day without show prep for Rush...not like his listeners care much for accuracy.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If it was Mark Cuban, you could bet he would.
    Mark Cuban wears tee-shirts to the games and runs on the floor like a kid after his Black player makes a 3-pointer to win the game.
    Hugs all those sweaty Black players, and the White ones, because he's a player's owner .
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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.
    Al Davis, the deceased former owner of the Oakland Raiders pretty well proved that legally wrong a couple of times, if I'm not mistaken.

    http://legal-dictionary.thefreedicti...com/Sports+Law
    Last edited by CanadaJohn; 04-29-14 at 07:30 PM.
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