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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    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?
    I hope he sues the crap out of her, and he needs to bring up charges for illegal recordings. She should go to jail as well.

    Also, if the NBA forces divestiture, he should sue the NBA under anti-trust and collect a fortune.

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

    Personally, the most the NBA should have done was condemn the words. I'm sure all the NBA owners are proponents of free market economics (Yes, I AM laughing my ass off saying that) so they would be more than happy to let the market work itself out. New draftees would refuse to sign. No free agents would go there and at the end of all of their contracts those players current would move on. Fans would stop going(This one questionable as most ticket holders are white) but with a losing team they would stop attending. The revenue loss would be such that the guy would be forced to sell.

    It isn't like this guy got on the ESPY's and said what he did, he said it in private, are we not allowed our private thoughts and opinions anymore?
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Sharpton is just getting face time on TV. big deal
    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    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 tres borrachos View Post
    HAHA she is toxic now.

    I find it interesting that they did this without ever giving him a chance to weigh in on it, and at the word of his (pissed off) ex-spouse. Whatever happened to "innocent until proven guilty", I wonder.
    This is all backroom-shady-NBA-ownership-cabal crap at this point. I'm sure somewhere in the bylaws you have to agree to abide by a kangaroo court decision if you say something stupid in order to be allowed to own a team.

    I'm sure he could force the NBA to spend a great deal of money defending itself from a breach of contract lawsuit.

    So now I'm sure they will ban & fine everyone who says anything in private that hurts someone's feelings going forward, yes? They don't ban & fine the people who commit crimes, we know that much. I guess sticks & stones no longer break bones, but names really do hurt people.
    Also, I guess misogyny doesn't rate with the NBA either otherwise every player with a rap label should get a lifetime ban.

    Meanwhile, Sterling will laugh his way to the bank, and probably be the silent partner (and funder) in another major league sports purchase, with a lot of winking & nodding going on behind the scenes.
    Maybe. But at 80 he might just want to take up fishing.

    I'll bet his donations to the NAACP & underprivileged will dry up now too.
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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.
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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
    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.
    Exactly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Sharpton is just getting face time on TV. big deal
    I realize that, but it doesn't make his actions any less ridiculous.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Verax View Post
    Wanna make a wager? I bet you three drunk horses I'm right.
    He's not my horse, so I can't bet him. Sorry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    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?
    I'm not defending that bucket of puke on anything.

    But this was just a conversation between him and his mistress that she recorded. This sets a precedent of consequences not yet understood. That's all I'm saying.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    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.
    From what I understand reading Mark Cuban's comments on Sterling today the League could revoke Sterling's ownership if it involved gambling. However, many owners have stated they do not want to deal with Sterling anymore, so Silver had to do something. I for one am happy to see Adam Silver doing something, I'd imagine Stern's stance would not nearly been as similar given most of Sterling's prior problems happened under Stern.
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