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

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    Criticism? Big deal. Did any sponsors drop the league itself? Nope. Did attendance at a single game (Clippers included) drop? Nope. The league would have been just fine with the suspension and the maximum fine.
    Apparently not.

    NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr., says players were ready to boycott if Donald Sterling wasn't banned - ESPN

    Sponsors ponder deals with Los Angeles Clippers over Donald Sterling's purported racist comments - ESPN Los Angeles
    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

    Kinda funny that they didn't act beforehand and only say that they were GONNA do it after the fact.

    Clippers there, not league... which I had already said, and that article more proves my point. The league itself would be unharmed if they left it at the suspension and max fine.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    Kinda funny that they didn't act beforehand and only say that they were GONNA do it after the fact.
    Crystal ball's broken.

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    Clippers there, not league... which I had already said, and that article more proves my point. The league itself would be unharmed if they left it at the suspension and max fine.
    Still broken.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    Criticism? Big deal. Did any sponsors drop the league itself? Nope. Did attendance at a single game (Clippers included) drop? Nope. The league would have been just fine with the suspension and the maximum fine. But nooooooo, let's strip the guy of his business too. No place in this world for somebody with different views anymore.
    yes because of the structure of any way the NBA works sponsorships effect everyone. The players from other teams were talking about boycotting Clippers games if he kept the ownership (which he still has by the way). If those different views are disgusting then yes there is no place in the NBA world for that.



    Sure does. The liberal intolerant agenda being promoted everywhere is making it more and more frequent too.
    I guess you don't like being held accountable for distasteful opinions....oh well I am glad we live in a world where certain kinds of bigotry are socially unacceptable.



    In liberal land it does. You see, I have this crazy idea that even though I don't agree with somebody, I can still TOLERATE them as long as they aren't a) directly harming me, or b) breaking the law. Beyond that, in my opinion, you can do or think or talk or feel whatever you want. THAT is a FREE country in my book. I don't like this BS "everyone must do exactly like me" groupthink mentality that seems to be taking over this country.
    Nobody is saying you can't have your own beliefs what the NBA is saying that you can't be part of their club. If a member of the NRA board joined Michael Bloomberg on stage and called for strict gun regulations, should they have to keep him on the board?



    Why? It's not even any of your business who Donald Sterling's girlfriend brings to games. It literally affects NOBODY. Not a big deal in the slightest. Now had he got on twitter or something and said that only whites are allowed in the stadium for the playoffs or something?... oh yeah he's got to go right now because that actually DOES affect others.
    If you think it is just simply about who she brings to games then you are lost.

    Wrong. Silver specifically addressed that in his presser and said that it was these events ALONE that led to this. He clearly said that the past issues did not play any part whatsoever in his ruling.
    That is what I said. In the past the NBA didn't act and took heat. They couldn't let this slide, it pushed them over to act.



    Nowhere am I saying to let it go unchallenged. Again, I agree with the fine and suspension. I merely disagree with taking a person's business away over such a stupid situation.
    why it is none of your business according to your own statements above.

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

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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
    Well, you're wrong.
    Recording a private without the consent of all parties is pretty illegal...
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

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    Don't worry. I will not judge you on your lesser sporting teams.


    Hey, you missed the Patriots' championships in 2008 and 2012.

    oh wait........

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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?
    Well said, imo.

    What Sterling did was pathetic and moronic but legal...what Vick did was cruel, violent and disgusting...oh, and illegal.

    One gets a lifetime ban...the other; within 2 years (and jail time) he is back in the NFL.


    BTW, the fact that this guy was racist was common knowledge before this:

    'In August 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Sterling for housing discrimination in using race as a factor in filling some of his apartment buildings. The suit charged that Sterling refused to rent to non-Koreans in the Koreatown neighborhood and to African Americans in Beverly Hills.[29] The suit alleges Sterling once said he did not like to rent to Hispanics because they "smoke, drink and just hang around the building," and that "Black tenants smell and attract vermin."[29] In November 2009, ESPN reported that Sterling agreed to pay a fine of $2.73 million to settle claims brought by the Justice Department and Davin Day of Newport Beach that he engaged in discriminatory rental practices against Hispanics, blacks, and families with children.[30] In addition, Sterling was also ordered to pay attorneys' fees and costs in that action of $4,923,554.75. In granting the attorney's fees and costs Judge Dale S. Fischer noted "Sterling's' scorched earth' litigation tactics, some of which are described by the Plaintiffs' counsel and some of which were observed by the Court. The Court has no difficulty accepting Plaintiffs' counsel's representations that the time required to be spent on this case was increased by defendant's counsel's often unacceptable, and sometimes outrageous conduct."'

    Donald Sterling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

    I still have yet to see anyone explain why Sterling is banned from any NBA facility and yet Spike Lee is welcomed by the NBA at Knicks games and frequently interviewed on the NBA network and other on air sites.

    Is it simply that black racists in America are a protected class?
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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
    Recording a private without the consent of all parties is pretty illegal...
    It absolutely is. However, the NBA is not a court of law.

    This ban, as much as I disagree with it (I think a firm suspension was in order, but not a lifetime ban), was a lifetime achievement award. Sterling has had this coming for a long time.

    Was the evidence illegally obtained? More than likely, yes. Does that matter when it's a private entity exacting punishment on someone who voluntarily accepted its rules? I don't think it does.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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