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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    His GF being photographed with Magic set the old dude off. There's much more to this story.

    BTW: she was also a Dodger's groupie.
    I just listened to an interview with Marques Johnson on KJR in Seattle.. He had lots to say about playing for Sterling. And none of it was good.
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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
    Sterling's "rights" did not enter into the equation at all. He was punished according to the bylaws that he agreed to when he became an NBA owner. The government didn't sanction Sterling. If it had, then you could start complaining about "rights."
    Those bylaws may not hold up in court because of the situation and how his opinions were brought to the public. That's of course Sterling gets his back up and chooses to fight. He may just take it and his money to the beach.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

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    Smart phones, google glasses, eye implants, Xbox cameras......I suggest we all just shut the **** up for our own good.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Michael Vick killed some ****ing dogs and he was back in the NFL within 4 years. Kyle Lowry basically assaulted somebody and he's still in the NBA. Jason Kidd beat the living **** out of his wife and nothing happened to him. Alen Iverson was allowed to play in the NBA after being convicted of basically beating someone down with a chair. I didn't care about his comments and now that I've heard the punishment, I hope he sues the living **** out of the NBA. I hope he makes a ****load of noise and makes life a living hell for them. There is absolutely NO reason this should have gotten as far as it did. A fine of $100K? Sure.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Al Davis very much did prove the NFL wrong in who owns the Raiders franchise. I don't know if that would apply to the Clippers and Sterling if he chose to push back or not. He would have grounds to push back too, as this wasn't a public statement but a private conversation that was recorded without his knowledge you get that in a courtroom with a jury and good lawyer Sterling could give the NBA merry hell. I am interested to know if he is going to fight back or not. So far its been a one sided pounding. He didn't become a billionaire by being a wimp.
    It's possible that sports leagues learned lessons from those 1980's team movement times and have new provisions within franchise contract language that preclude what happened with the Raiders and other NFL teams. I know that the Buffalo Bills, who are no up for sale, have several provisions in their agreements related to movement of the team so things may have been tightened up. But then, courts will tell you that a contract that has illegal terms is not a contract that can be enforced, so it will be interesting to see if he pursues a court challenge. I'd like to see it, mostly because I like a good fight between the little guy and the powers that be, particularly when the little guy is loaded and able to carry the fight a long way. I do remember with Marg Schott, back in her time as owner of the Cincinnatti Reds, and MLB being unable to force her to sell and they just kept on suspending her one year at a time until she died. I'm not sure how a court will look upon an owner of a business being banned from attending to that business for life - seems to me to be unenforceable.
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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
    Sterling's "rights" did not enter into the equation at all. He was punished according to the bylaws that he agreed to when he became an NBA owner. The government didn't sanction Sterling. If it had, then you could start complaining about "rights."
    The reaction to Sterling was clearly just as much a political one as a corporate one. That these hypocrites are allowed to do such damage to an individual over comments resulting in a private conversation is damn scary and I believe does violate his rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    The reaction to Sterling was clearly just as much a political one as a corporate one. That these hypocrites are allowed to do such damage to an individual over comments resulting in a private conversation is damn scary and I believe does violate his rights.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    No, he is an asshole. but you better start learning to stand up for assholes and their rights if you hope to hold onto your own. What happened to Sterling today was over the top. The next victim may be you.
    He is part of a large corporation, he has to live by the rules of that corporation. The NBA saw the risk in having one of its people in a high visibility role, so they did what they had to. Business decision, capitalism. Are you anti business and anti capitalist?
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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
    It's possible that sports leagues learned lessons from those 1980's team movement times and have new provisions within franchise contract language that preclude what happened with the Raiders and other NFL teams. I know that the Buffalo Bills, who are no up for sale, have several provisions in their agreements related to movement of the team so things may have been tightened up. But then, courts will tell you that a contract that has illegal terms is not a contract that can be enforced, so it will be interesting to see if he pursues a court challenge. I'd like to see it, mostly because I like a good fight between the little guy and the powers that be, particularly when the little guy is loaded and able to carry the fight a long way. I do remember with Marg Schott, back in her time as owner of the Cincinnatti Reds, and MLB being unable to force her to sell and they just kept on suspending her one year at a time until she died. I'm not sure how a court will look upon an owner of a business being banned from attending to that business for life - seems to me to be unenforceable.
    Somehow I think if push comes to shove the ban on him attending games at his facilities and conducting business may not last if he fights back. If he fights back is the real question. I bet right now he is thinking over the pros and cons of doing just, that fighting back.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Michael Vick killed some ****ing dogs and he was back in the NFL within 4 years. Kyle Lowry basically assaulted somebody and he's still in the NBA. Jason Kidd beat the living **** out of his wife and nothing happened to him. Alen Iverson was allowed to play in the NBA after being convicted of basically beating someone down with a chair. I didn't care about his comments and now that I've heard the punishment, I hope he sues the living **** out of the NBA. I hope he makes a ****load of noise and makes life a living hell for them. There is absolutely NO reason this should have gotten as far as it did. A fine of $100K? Sure.
    Michael Vick plead guilty and served 21 months in prison, not like he got off easy.
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