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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm pretty sure that, regardless of what the NBA can do, he won't be in rags any time soon.
    True, but if he sells, he's going to take a beating

    He's not going to get top dollar because right now it's a damaged brand. In addition, the buyers know he's in a tough spot so the can low ball him. Finally, he's going to have to pay taxes on the capital gain. All in all, it's going to cost him tens of millions and maybe even more than 100 million
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Yeah, well, you'd think the guy would have learned to respect black people since they played on his team, made him so much money, and to my knowledge, they didn't do anything to him personally. The guy was not only a bigot, he was a flaming idiot. His own team and the rest of the NBA had every right to pissed off at the guy. I wouldn't want to play on a team for a guy that thought I scum because of the color of my skin.
    What makes you think he doesn't respect black people?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Not necessarily true. Regardless, we just don't really know, do we?
    Of course we can't know for sure since the plaintiffs are typically restricted from talking about it because they've signed a gag order/non-disclosure agreement. At any rate, it's not beyond the realm of plausibility that corporations do some awfully shady things and get away with it by settling out of court, the much cheaper alternative to public disclosure and scrutiny.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What makes you think he doesn't respect black people?
    Because the talking heads tell their audience that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Actually when it comes to the best interests of the League and fixing anything that is deemed detrimental to the League the Commissioner is given broad powers. Sorry but that is in the NBA Constitution and something all the owners are held to. Silver felt Sterling's actions caused a very detrimental impact on the League and found it to be in the best interest of the League to suspend Sterling. Now you may not like it, but that is something the Commissioner has the power to do under the NBA Constitution.
    And I'm sure in a couple of years, filled with depositions of others associated with the NBA saying far more vile and disgusting things, we'll see if a court thinks that Silver exercised his rights reasonably or abused his power.
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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
    Of course we can't know for sure since the plaintiffs are typically restricted from talking about it because they've signed a gag order/non-disclosure agreement. At any rate, it's not beyond the realm of plausibility that corporations do some awfully shady things and get away with it by settling out of court, the much cheaper alternative to public disclosure and scrutiny.
    We can argue to the possibility/plausibility. I see you at least agree it isn't a certainty.

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

    I hope Sterling sues the living **** out of the whole mess of'em.
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    Re: NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    True, but if he sells, he's going to take a beating

    He's not going to get top dollar because right now it's a damaged brand. In addition, the buyers know he's in a tough spot so the can low ball him. Finally, he's going to have to pay taxes on the capital gain. All in all, it's going to cost him tens of millions and maybe even more than 100 million
    He paid $12 million for the team that he can now sell for close to $800 million.

    I think he's going to be alright.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What makes you think he doesn't respect black people?
    Here's an interview with Marques Johnson on KJR- Seattle. This was yesterday. Get past the intro, he talks about playing for Sterling and the manner he was treated.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Oh please. He has attorneys to handle this ****. No way he settles for 2.5 million unless he was exposed. Like I said, you're on an island.
    Actually, in a case such as the one you note, the $2.5 million was probably the lesser of two evils. Had he gone to trial and won, his own legal bills would likely exceed that figure - people like him don't hire cheap representatives - and even if a court awarded him costs, he'd never have a hope of collecting, considering the plaintiffs. Many rich people settle nuisance cases which is why American courts are inundated with nuisance lawsuits and the American bar is filled with ambulance chasers.
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