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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
    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?
    I cannot believe you are actually defending that racist prick.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mosby View Post
    I cannot believe you are actually defending that racist prick.
    I'm defending his right to be racist without being bullied and pushed out of his business. As I said, I would have been fine with a financial penalty. What has happened is an ABSOLUTELY disgusting way to handle this. It has essentially told people: From now on, if enough people plot together, we'll find a way to get rid of you for your opinions. That's bull**** my friend and you as a Libertarian SHOULD know that.
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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
    I'm defending his right to be racist without being bullied and pushed out of his business. As I said, I would have been fine with a financial penalty. What has happened is an ABSOLUTELY disgusting way to handle this. It has essentially told people: From now on, if enough people plot together, we'll find a way to get rid of you for your opinions. That's bull**** my friend and you as a Libertarian SHOULD know that.
    The NBA had to act, because it was fighting an insurgency from its players, coaches and other owners over this guy.
    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 Hatuey View Post
    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?
    Sterling is getting karma. Bigots talk that way. It is OK to be a bigot, but there are consequences, even more if you are a public figure.
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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
    The NBA had to act, because it was fighting an insurgency from its players, coaches and other owners over this guy.
    Yep, business decision. The conservatives always whine that businesses don't have the right to make decisions. The NBA made one.
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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I am not sure that a $2.5 million dollar fine will hurt him quite that much

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    He'll have all the money in the world, but will have nobody who wishes to associate with him, except for maybe his wife. Just about everyone and everything he has had is now in tatters. Yeah, the $2.5 mil is like a parking ticket to him, but you know, I'd much rather have friends, than all the money in the world. Just to think people really adored and worshipped this man, such a letdown and disappointment to many.

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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    He'll have all the money in the world, but will have nobody who wishes to associate with him, except for maybe his wife. Just about everyone and everything he has had is now in tatters. Yeah, the $2.5 mil is like a parking ticket to him, but you know, I'd much rather have friends, than all the money in the world. Just to think people really adored and worshipped this man, such a letdown and disappointment to many.
    Friends aren't worth much... I would take the money in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Personally, the most the NBA should have done was condemn the words. I'm sure all the NBA owners are proponents of free market economics (Yes, I AM laughing my ass off saying that) so they would be more than happy to let the market work itself out. New draftees would refuse to sign. No free agents would go there and at the end of all of their contracts those players current would move on. Fans would stop going(This one questionable as most ticket holders are white) but with a losing team they would stop attending. The revenue loss would be such that the guy would be forced to sell.

    It isn't like this guy got on the ESPY's and said what he did, he said it in private, are we not allowed our private thoughts and opinions anymore?
    You are allowed your thoughts and opinions but you are not free of consequences, I am not sure why people don't understand that.

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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Friends aren't worth much... I would take the money in a heartbeat.
    Yes, money can buy almost everything, except happiness. Sterling might be spending most of it to try to find a hole to crawl into where he won't be seen in public.

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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    He'll have all the money in the world, but will have nobody who wishes to associate with him, except for maybe his wife. Just about everyone and everything he has had is now in tatters. Yeah, the $2.5 mil is like a parking ticket to him, but you know, I'd much rather have friends, than all the money in the world. Just to think people really adored and worshipped this man, such a letdown and disappointment to many.
    Donald Sterling has been a known asshole for three decades, and was generally regarded as the worst owner in American sports. I can't think there's that many people that really adored and worshiped him outside of the fact that he was insanely rich. And anyone with his kind of bank will ALWAYS have people who wish to associate with him.

    I think he kinda got a raw deal, although I wouldn't be surprised if that "lifetime ban" is rescinded in a few years. It's the Marge Schott-George Steinbrenner treatment; this is not unprecedented (the only difference being that Steinbrenner broke the law, twice). But the NBA is under new leadership now, and with players threatening to boycott games, enough was enough. The brand is far more valuable than the man, and the man was threatening the brand, regardless of how skeevy the circumstances were that his feelings came to the fore.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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