Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Disclaimer: If you are offended by the above post, and you aren't a SJW or truther, grow a pair.
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.Sure does. The liberal intolerant agenda being promoted everywhere is making it more and more frequent too.
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?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.
If you think it is just simply about who she brings to games then you are lost.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.
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.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.
why it is none of your business according to your own statements above.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.
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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. 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." 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. 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."'
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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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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.