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?
I'm sure he could force the NBA to spend a great deal of money defending itself from a breach of contract lawsuit.
Also, I guess misogyny doesn't rate with the NBA either otherwise every player with a rap label should get a lifetime ban.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.
Maybe. But at 80 he might just want to take up fishing.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.
Most assuredly.I'll bet his donations to the NAACP & underprivileged will dry up now too.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
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