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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So you have no support of your claim, you're basing it on your gut feeling. Okay.
    Sort of like how you have no support for your claim that Sterling knows where the NBA's "skeletons" are buried.
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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.
    Of course, protecting their brand with black fans was a totally bad idea for the NBA.

    Why do conservatives want to defend this guy by making "But, but....whites!" arguments? Do you guys really have nothing besides feeling persecuted? When did that become part of conservatism?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Don't know when he said it (time frame wise), but it was said here:




    NBA bans Clippers owner Sterling for life - CNN.com
    Thank you. That just came out which is why I hadn't heard that.

    This is unreal (from the article)

    Tuesday, the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, called on Silver to meet this week with him and other civil rights leaders, according to a statement from the organization. Sharpton is planning to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington to discuss the situation, it said.



    Come on. Don't our Congresspeople have anything better to do than entertain Al Sharpton to talk about basketball? This is as bad as them going after baseball players for steroids. They are supposed to be lawmakers, not the PC police nor the steroid police.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It shouldn't be about a demographic. It should be about the fact that anyone can break the law and essentially ruin another's livelihood - even when that person broke no laws.
    Like the commissioner said, once the private tape was made public it was no longer relevant, they became separate issues. I do agree that is messed up what she did, maybe there should be penalties?
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I thought he owned them, rocket. I'm confused as well, and hope someone can answer.

    It's very harsh.
    Sports teams are franchises, so, like any other franchise you agree to all rules determining ownership when you purchase the team. If an owner violates the franchise rules the league is well within their rights to prohibit certain actions. I don't think they can just take his team, but not sure on that one, they can restrict any activities from that point though.
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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
    Iam sure she will get a reality show out of this.



    She might replace the Kardashians on Yahoo.

    That would be great, I already know a lot more than I ever needed to know about their underwear problems.

    Maybe we can learn a little about her underwear problems.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Thank you. That just came out which is why I hadn't heard that.

    This is unreal (from the article)

    Tuesday, the Rev. Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, called on Silver to meet this week with him and other civil rights leaders, according to a statement from the organization. Sharpton is planning to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington to discuss the situation, it said.



    Come on. Don't our Congresspeople have anything better to do than entertain Al Sharpton to talk about basketball? This is as bad as them going after baseball players for steroids. They are supposed to be lawmakers, not the PC police nor the steroid police.
    I agree that it's gone completely overboard. This is between the NBA and Sterling and that's as far as it needs to go.

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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
    That will be interesting.

    He likes to sue people.

    How would any of us feel having to pay 2.5 million and losing rights to your personal property for something you said in private?
    That right there is the crux of the problem. I'm surprised at how many people who collectively yell about their right to privacy don't seem to have an issue with this guy's right to privacy.

    So now we know...anything you say in private can & will be used against you in the court of public opinion. It doesn't bother others, apparently. It sure bothers me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Because this was an overreaction, and I don't believe in punishing people whose actions prove that he doesn't oppress blacks. There are real racists in this country who want to hurt black people. This wasn't one of them.

    Where did I say "winning", by the way? Who won? Nobody.
    This was an overreaction in your opinion, many other people were deeply hurt by this. Moving the goal posts and saying blacks must be "oppressed" for it to be racism is irrelevant. What you say matters in the U.S., especially if you are a high profile person that owns a basketball team largely consisting of blacks and you say something racist about blacks.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The NBA is awesome. This is the same NBA who let DeShawn Stevenson play even after pleading "no contest" to having sex with a 14 year old girl, who he got drunk.
    I used to love the NBA when I was younger, but they have let personnel standards slip for quite some time, choking coaches, kicking camera men, assaulting fans, flagrant physical violations, etc.

    I am old school when it comes to sports, I prefer sportsmanship as I feel it represents not only the team, but the fan base and the city in which they play.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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