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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    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    I think he kinda got a raw deal, although I wouldn't be surprised if that "lifetime ban" is rescinded in a few years.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.
    Well Kobie, I'd always thought that the wealthy hob nob with the wealthy, probably the only real friend he ever had was the almighty $, I didn't know that he was known as being a jerk.

    Yes, the NBA has to protect it's brand, it's about the money, which is much larger than one person.

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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    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.
    Money has bought me happiness...
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Money has bought me happiness...
    Yes, money bought me happiness a couple of times in my life, one happiness only costed me 20 bucks back in 1973, and the second happiness lasted 7 years, but, she got the mine, and I got the shaft.

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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Yes, money bought me happiness a couple of times in my life, one happiness only costed me 20 bucks back in 1973, and the second happiness lasted 7 years, but, she got the mine, and I got the shaft.
    Hookers can do that to a man... me? I enjoy my kids and isolation. Nothing is more enjoyable than golf, surfing or reading by myself. My ex-wife taught me that.
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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Well Kobie, I'd always thought that the wealthy hob nob with the wealthy, probably the only real friend he ever had was the almighty $, I didn't know that he was known as being a jerk.

    Yes, the NBA has to protect it's brand, it's about the money, which is much larger than one person.
    He's legendary for it. I posted earlier that the harsh penalty was a lifetime achievement award for being a colossal gaping asshole for decades. If this was his first PR offense, he wouldn't have gotten banned for life.
    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 Erod View Post
    Fairly predictable.

    Remind me to never tell off a girlfriend who is literally half my age over a smart phone with a recorder. Wow.

    Remember when Isaiah Thomas said if Larry Bird was black, he'd be just another good player? Would that get him banned now, too? Does this apply to players for anything they say, too?

    Slippery slope, but here we are.
    Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson said disparaging racial things about President Obama and they weren't fined millions of dollars or banned for life from anything. Snoop Dogg, in his tirade against Donald Sterling, called him 'redneck' and 'white-bred'. Where is the outrage, calls for a boycott, fines and ban for life for his racial comments?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    You are allowed your thoughts and opinions but you are not free of consequences, I am not sure why people don't understand that.
    I wasn't aware I had to worry about consequences in the privacy of my own home, not quite sure why people don't understand that.

    The tramp needs to be brought up on charges.

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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
    I wasn't aware I had to worry about consequences in the privacy of my own home, not quite sure why people don't understand that.

    The tramp needs to be brought up on charges.
    Again your attack on woman is simply a deflection. Yes she is not a hero...in fact it might be a crime. (not certain as it appears there were others present) but the bottom line is that you have consequences where ever you are. If you express something for someone else to hear it and they repeat it to others then there will be consequences. Even in your own home. Once you share your point of view, to however small a group, it is out there. She may not have had a legal right to record it, but that is not relevant to the fact that we know what he said. Just because he thought it was private doesn't change that, in fact it makes it worse as it suggests his public persona is a ruse.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson said disparaging racial things about President Obama and they weren't fined millions of dollars or banned for life from anything. Snoop Dogg, in his tirade against Donald Sterling, called him 'redneck' and 'white-bred'. Where is the outrage, calls for a boycott, fines and ban for life for his racial comments?
    There will be none. Too many out there that think like Stuart Scott (SportsCenter anchor), who basically says that minorities by definition can NOT be racist to whites. Only the white man can be racist towards minorities.

    edit - "@StuartScott: True Racism is group w majority/economic/political power discriminating against others..
    Blacks/Hispanics can be ANGRY/RUDE but not "Racist"


    SMH.

    And also this gem:

    "Cases of a minority not hiring a white person, not engaging with a white person, etc. are by definition not "racis(t/m)". A white dude shouting the "N-word" is racist because it plays in to a greater narrative of suppression of a disadvantaged group."

    So don't bother yourself worrying about Barkley or Snoop or LJ or any other black guy, he can discriminate all he wants and even refuse to hire you based on the lack of color in your skin. But don't you dare go aimlessly shouting "the N-word", because THAT my friend is suppressing the disadvantaged.
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    Disclaimer: If you are offended by the above post, and you aren't a SJW or truther, grow a pair.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson said disparaging racial things about President Obama and they weren't fined millions of dollars or banned for life from anything. Snoop Dogg, in his tirade against Donald Sterling, called him 'redneck' and 'white-bred'. Where is the outrage, calls for a boycott, fines and ban for life for his racial comments?
    Are they owners in the NBA if not then who do you think should fine them? You are free to pull your advertising from any of those people, boycott any products they promote and condemn them publicly.

    Oh can you tell me what racially disparaging thing Jesse said, I don't know that I have paid much attention to him in 15 years.

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