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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The NBA could force him out; in fact, I think this is the kind of PR disaster that will urge them to do exactly that.
    For comments made in private and recorded without his consent? Look, this is a racist comment made by a racist guy.... who just so happens to own a basketball team. If he knows what's good for the team, he'll disappear from public view or do some sort of good works PR show around LA. Then the NBA will fine him for his comments. A long, tedious (and legal) battle to oust him from the team will probably do more harm than good for the overall morale of the team.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The NBA could force him out; in fact, I think this is the kind of PR disaster that will urge them to do exactly that.
    Can they though? How would the NBA force him out?

    Reports are the owners can't vote to force him to sell the Clippers for making racist statements, even if they got a negative backlash. It's highly unlikely that they will simply just kick the Clippers out of the league. So how would they "force him out"?

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Can they though? How would the NBA force him out?

    Reports are the owners can't vote to force him to sell the Clippers for making racist statements, even if they got a negative backlash. It's highly unlikely that they will simply just kick the Clippers out of the league. So how would they "force him out"?
    Fine the crap out of him and just make his life miserable. Put pressure on the Forum not to renew its lease with the Clippers. Stuff like that.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    For comments made in private and recorded without his consent? Look, this is a racist comment made by a racist guy.... who just so happens to own a basketball team. If he knows what's good for the team, he'll disappear from public view or do some sort of good works PR show around LA. Then the NBA will fine him for his comments. A long, tedious (and legal) battle to oust him from the team will probably do more harm than good for the overall morale of the team.
    I'm not saying squeezing him out is what they should do, although I think for the long-term good of the Clippers franchise the sooner this guy isn't running it, the better. But I think they'll begin the process of freezing him out and urging him to sell.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    It was--and Cuban is the kind of owner these guys want to play for--good for the game.
    Besides, 1750 Texan is a Spurs fan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That was an unbelievable shot by Carter.
    Wilbon had a segment on E$PN discussing past racist problems with ds.
    Baron Davis described how difficult it was to play when he'd show up at games, knowing his previous racial comments.
    He won't have to worry about Magic showing up, the owner of the Dodgers.

    ds has lived too long to back down and go positive in public with PR and philanthropy .
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Fine the crap out of him and just make his life miserable. Put pressure on the Forum not to renew its lease with the Clippers. Stuff like that.
    They can probably fine the crap out of him, but unlikely able to legally fine him such that it becomes more financially viable to NOT be an owner of the team. In terms of the Forum not renewing the lease, that hurts the league if the Clippers don't have a venue to play games or is playing in a shoddy arena. It hurts the league likely FAR more than Sterling remaining an owner. As sad as it may seem, Sterling's comments won't really be in most peoples mind come next year. Playing in a second rate arena for every Clippers game, or having the Clippers not able to play home games, would be ever present.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Why does this belong in the public spotlight? If she recorded that conversation without his knowledge you do realize that is a felony correct?
    My Android automatically records all my phone calls. Not much I can seem to do about it. I found out when I got a low memory warning because I had two years of recorded phone calls. It was a hoot replaying some of them before I deleted them all.

    That said, it depends on what state you are in. Some states only one party needs to know, such that outside parties cannot record you without proper warrant, etc, but anyone participating in the call can.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Fine the crap out of him and just make his life miserable. Put pressure on the Forum not to renew its lease with the Clippers. Stuff like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I'm not saying squeezing him out is what they should do, although I think for the long-term good of the Clippers franchise the sooner this guy isn't running it, the better. But I think they'll begin the process of freezing him out and urging him to sell.
    That's not very slightly liberal of you. It sounds borderline authoritarian. Why should his actions be reprimanded in this way? He hasn't done anything people don't already do in the confines of their own homes.
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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    That's not very slightly liberal of you. It sounds borderline authoritarian. Why should his actions be reprimanded in this way? He hasn't done anything people don't already do in the confines of their own homes.
    But I ... just ... said ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I'm not saying squeezing him out is what they should do, although I think for the long-term good of the Clippers franchise the sooner this guy isn't running it, the better. But I think they'll begin the process of freezing him out and urging him to sell.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend: Don't bring Black People to My G

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Can they though? How would the NBA force him out?

    Reports are the owners can't vote to force him to sell the Clippers for making racist statements, even if they got a negative backlash. It's highly unlikely that they will simply just kick the Clippers out of the league. So how would they "force him out"?

    Ask Marge Schott.
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