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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    So let me get this straight...

    He made PRIVATE remarks to his GF... she recorded them, perhaps illegally... she later released the tape probably in anger... and his private remarks (apparently never meant to be public) are the basis of a lifetime ban from the NBA?

    Now someone tell me again what was done to Micheal Vick?
    Michael Vick spent nearly two years in federal prison.
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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
    Not from the actions taken by the NBA.
    Maybe by your understanding, but we shall see where this goes. I'm sure there are some very smart constitutional experts all over this case. Considering the NBA's previous "actions" in regard to other owners and players, this one against Sterling will be seen unjust and unfair. If they think they have a PR problem now........just wait.

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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
    Maybe by your understanding, but we shall see where this goes. I'm sure there are some very smart constitutional experts all over this case. Considering the NBA's previous "actions" in regard to other owners and players, this one against Sterling will be seen unjust and unfair. If they think they have a PR problem now........just wait.
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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
    The NBA is awesome. This is the same NBA who let DeShawn Stevenson play even after pleading "no contest" to having sex with a 14 year old girl, who he got drunk.
    Sterling can't dunk.

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

    NBA VP Roger Mason says that the players ... as in, all of them ... were prepared to boycott tonight's NBA postseason games if Sterling wasn't dealt with.

    NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr., says players were ready to boycott if Donald Sterling wasn't banned - ESPN
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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
    Property rights are not enshrined in the constitution. Donald Sterling does not have a right to own an NBA team. He entered into a voluntary arrangement, and he broke the terms of that arrangement.
    Don't be so sure Sterling won't win in the end, which could entail numerous possibilities. The longer it drags on, the more it hurts the NBA brand.

    Sterling, an attorney, is regarded as one of the most litigious owners in professional sports.
    3. Lack of 'morals clause'. Article 13 lists a series of enumerated wrongs, some of which are specific but none of which seem directly relevant to an owner whose racism expressed in a private conversation sparks national outrage. Some owners might argue that if the NBA wanted ouster as a remedy for a situation like this one, the constitution and bylaws' drafters would have included it. Along those lines, there is no "morals clause" in these documents that empowers the ousting an NBA owner. The absence of a morals clause, in contrast to the inclusion of other provisions, could suggest that such a clause was intentionally omitted.
    These tax considerations make it more likely that Sterling will fight the NBA to hold onto the Clippers. Even if he ultimately loses a legal battle, the process of losing could take years to play out in court. At the risk of sounding macabre, Sterling may be motivated to wage a protracted legal battle in order to keep the team for as long as he lives.

    Donald Sterling, NBA set for epic legal fight over Clippers - NBA - Michael McCann - SI.com
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Don't be so sure Sterling won't win in the end, which could entail numerous possibilities. The longer it drags on, the more it hurts the NBA brand.








    Donald Sterling, NBA set for epic legal fight over Clippers - NBA - Michael McCann - SI.com
    That article doesn't make it seem nearly as positive for Sterling as you do.
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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.
    I am not sure that a $2.5 million dollar fine will hurt him quite that much

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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
    The NBA is awesome. This is the same NBA who let DeShawn Stevenson play even after pleading "no contest" to having sex with a 14 year old girl, who he got drunk.
    ARe you sure it was DeShawn and not LeShawn or KeyShawn or ReShawn or TeShawn instead?
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Michael Vick plead guilty and served 21 months in prison, not like he got off easy.
    And then he was WELCOMED back into the NFL. What? You think Michael Vick served 21 months in gpop? You think he was dining with killers and thieves? Look man, when celebrities go to jail, they're not there like you and I would be. They're there getting perks that nobody else gets. Alone time in the showers? You got it. Better food? Yep. Commissary tabs? Yep. How do you think he stayed in shape for 21 months? You think he didn't have a personal trainer coming in every week? You think he was there eating portions so small you go to bed hungry? Lol. C'man man. Michael Vick got a slap on the wrist and a multimillion dollar deal when he got out. Donald Sterling is getting ****ed in the ass and all for bull****. He probably feeds more black people on a daily basis than Al Sharpton. But HE'S the guy you REALLY wanna go after?
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