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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
    Taking his team away for racist comments would be like taking Jesse Jackson's church away for his comments on Jews. It won't happen and it's mighty unrealistic. Not to mention completely in violation of his constitutional rights.
    The league is a private business assosciation and can set their own standards for membership. Taking away his property would be unconstitutional. Simply not allowing him, or by extension, his team to participate in league events is permissible.

    That aside, I dont think they are going to flip out on him. They may censure him- perhaps even ban him from appearing at games (if he even goes anyways- a certain number of owners have little interest in sports).

    But... I doubt they are going to try to ban him. At the end of the day, this is an isolated comment made in an apparently private conversation by an elderly person. I think it will end as that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    The league is a private business assosciation and can set their own standards for membership. Taking away his property would be unconstitutional. Simply not allowing him, or by extension, his team to participate in league events is permissible.

    That aside, I dont think they are going to flip out on him. They may censure him- perhaps even ban him from appearing at games (if he even goes anyways- a certain number of owners have little interest in sports).

    But... I doubt they are going to try to ban him. At the end of the day, this is an isolated comment made in an apparently private conversation by an elderly person. I think it will end as that.
    Nobody, and I mean nobody, is asking for the government to take away his team. Constitutionality doesn't enter the picture in any way. You are correct regarding the NBA and its standards for ownership, and that entity is the only one that can sanction Sterling in any fashion.

    Sterling goes to games quite often. His bloated carcass sits courtside, ignoring the action on the hardwood in favor of finding action for his hard wood.
    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

    Think this is going to happen?

    A May 15 banquet for the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People just became a lot more intriguing. The group is planning to honor Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime achievement award. This is the 100th anniversary of the L.A. chapter.

    But in light of racist comments attributed to Sterling on a recording that surfaced on the TMZ website, the banquet plans might be changing.

    L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti is also scheduled to be honored with a Person of the Year Award, as is the Rev. Al Sharpton. But, Yusef Robb, the mayor’s spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, “In light of recent events, we will be discussing the event with the Los Angeles NAACP.”
    Donald Sterling scheduled to receive NAACP award amid controversy | For The Win

    Talk about lousy timing. Lordy.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Think this is going to happen?

    Donald Sterling scheduled to receive NAACP award amid controversy | For The Win

    Talk about lousy timing. Lordy.
    The L.A. mayor's name is Garcetti? What is this, an episode of The Wire? I didn't realize Villaraigosa was out of office.
    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 MaggieD View Post
    Think this is going to happen?



    Donald Sterling scheduled to receive NAACP award amid controversy | For The Win

    Talk about lousy timing. Lordy.
    No I'm sure that won't happen.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Yes his words spoke much about him. He said it and it revealed him and whomever he said it ...made a recording. He chose a woman who he knew was using him for his lifestyle and if he is dumb enough to say that he should know she might record and release and most likely will even get money from it.

    He is a racist and he has bad taste in choosing his women ... he traded his wealth for a person who was using him and he knew that and she knew that. Would you expect loyalty or ethics from two people like that? They are both scum in my opinion.

    There are many levels to this issue.


    • -Wealthy man buying a woman who is disgusted by him yet wants his credit card and they both treated each other with complete disrespect.
    • -Racism
    • -Stupidity
    What the hell business is it of ours if he has bad taste in women? He isn't the first wealthy man to hook up with a young woman who wants his money. BFD.

    He doesn't want his girlfriend hanging out with black people. BFD #2. He can say anything he wants in his own home.

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

    I liked how ESPN interviewed pretty much any black man who ever played in the NFL about this. Magic Johnson said he'd never go to another Clippers game again (why a Laker would go to a Clipper game is beyond me), and LeBron had some junk to say. He couldn't avoid being political with the "hoodie pic" either.

    At least Jordan had the common sense to wait until he retired to talk smack.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    What the hell business is it of ours if he has bad taste in women? He isn't the first wealthy man to hook up with a young woman who wants his money. BFD.

    He doesn't want his girlfriend hanging out with black people. BFD #2. He can say anything he wants in his own home.
    When you are an owner of professional sports team, in a league that is what, 80% black, telling someone that you dont want black people brought to the games, and that it is bothersome to be associated with black people - that's going to hit a nerve with a lot of people.

    This isn't some random individual who made a racist comment. It is a business owner, in a type of business which is predominantly African-American.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    BFD #2. He can say anything he wants in his own home.
    It was also recorded by someone with a pending lawsuit against him. Motive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfamadore View Post
    When you are an owner of professional sports team, in a league that is what, 80% black, telling someone that you dont want black people brought to the games, and that it is bothersome to be associated with black people - that's going to hit a nerve with a lot of people.

    This isn't some random individual who made a racist comment. It is a business owner, in a type of business which is predominantly African-American.
    And said people can protest against him however they choose. Doc Rivers can say he doesn't want to collect his 3-year, $21 million salary from the guy and move on.

    That's the beauty of our country.

    Unless someone can show me some evidence that the guy actually tried to keep black people from succeeding, and stood in the way of their livelihoods and freedom, it's just the private ramblings of a man.

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