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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.
    He does own him.

    It is a franchisor-franchisee relationship.

    In a real franchisor-franchisee relationship the franchisor usually sets whatever rules you have to follow and can revoke your right to own a franchise.

    In the NBA the franchisor-franchisee relationship is a little more blurred. The owners help set up the rules and in a lot of the more harsh penalties it requires a vote by the owners.

    At the same time this is all completely legal.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    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.
    This is way OT, but why do I get the feeling she's a commando kind of girl?

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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
    It may be safer than spending that time in the bedroom with chippies.
    He should just get on a giant boat and cruise until he is dead. Go find the Anti-Cheers where nobody knows his name.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    Its not about supporting Sterling, its about free speech. In no way should he be fined for something he SAYS in his personal time while not being involved with the team at all. Why people love to throw their liberties away is beyond me. This doesn't just stop at high level owners and execs.

    Sterling is an obvious douche, but again he is entitled his opinion and beliefs. He is an 80 year old entitled white guy. Things were WAAAY different when he was in his teens and growing up. Culture has changed a lot in the last 60 years, no? Its not like he was stating this over a press conference. Look at the same situation with Cliven Bundy. He is now being slammed for "wondering".

    If you are white, you cannot have an open discussion about race without being called a racist, bigot, etc. Plain and simple. Great for progression.
    Yes free speech, he expressed it and then others expressed their free speech that he should be shamed and pressured and sent away. Like I said, this is the "free market" doing its thing. He is part of an organization that has rules and as such they deemed it appropriate to fine him. If you disagree with this, do not partner with the NBA.
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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
    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.
    I agree with you. The "gansta ball"mentality soured me to the NBA years ago. That and the Clay Bennett sham did it for me.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    He does own him.

    It is a franchisor-franchisee relationship.

    In a real franchisor-franchisee relationship the franchisor usually sets whatever rules you have to follow and can revoke your right to own a franchise.

    In the NBA the franchisor-franchisee relationship is a little more blurred. The owners help set up the rules and in a lot of the more harsh penalties it requires a vote by the owners.

    At the same time this is all completely legal.
    Oh it absolutely is legal, I'm sure. I'll bet the NBA has some pretty high profile legal brainpan on its payroll.

    I just don't like the precedent it sets. Privacy is something that should be encouraged and supported. JMO.

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

    Clearly Adam Silver has made his mark. For good or for bad, this is his baby now.
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Or maybe "We now understand why women provoke men into hitting them".
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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
    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.
    That's kind of what I was thinking, gambling is pretty much a given in every sports league but not much else can revoke ownership. Stuff like this doesn't just happen, so I am sure Sterling was already hated but given professional courtesy, Silver pretty much had to do something here because it was not going to just go away like a lot of issues.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    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 come up with the same analysis. He is the face of the team, and if his personal beliefs are that important to everyone, the team will suffer. I don't see the need for this kneejerk reaction, its mainly because we are and probably always will be in racially tense times. Maybe because the POTUS talked to the commisioner. Who knows, its not the free market speaking though.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5M and Banned for Life by NBA

    Sterling broke the #1 rule. Don't **** where you eat.
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    You have no empirical evidence backing up your false assertion. You are simply conjecturing based on a whim...
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    Or maybe "We now understand why women provoke men into hitting them".
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    . Losing insurance does not mean losing healthcare. .

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