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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Since it was a private conversation that was likely illegally taped...no I don't.

    Fact of the matter is everyone who was close to this guy knew what he thought. It's not a surprise to the media or the NBA/players.
    But they still kept playing for him, still kept taking his money. The NAACP knew he was a racist, but they were about to give him a second lifetime achievement award. The NBA knew he was a racist, but they closed ranks around him and said nothing.

    But the pretend outrage from all of them makes for great theater, some chest thumping & high fiving, and meanwhile, the racist will laugh all the way to the bank.

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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

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    Bizarre how many conservatives always creep out the woodwork to defend racist.
    Bizarre how many liberals believe that racists don't have rights.

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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    But they still kept playing for him, still kept taking his money. The NAACP knew he was a racist, but they were about to give him a second lifetime achievement award. The NBA knew he was a racist, but they closed ranks around him and said nothing.

    But the pretend outrage from all of them makes for great theater, some chest thumping & high fiving, and meanwhile, the racist will laugh all the way to the bank.
    Most of all it angers the Democrat voting base which is why it's a big deal now.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Since it was a private conversation that was likely illegally taped...no I don't.

    Fact of the matter is everyone who was close to this guy knew what he thought. It's not a surprise to the media or the NBA/players.
    Well shoot the cat is out of the bag now, I mean whether or not its acceptable to tape record someone and expose something they say is one thing but whether its right or wrong we know about now. We can't just ignore it and do nothing about it

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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    If this source is to be believed, rumor has it that boxer Floyd Mayweather is interested in purchasing the Clippers.

    Floyd Mayweather's rumoured LA Clippers move is the talk of Las Vegas | Kevin Mitchell | Sport | theguardian.com
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Most of all it angers the Democrat voting base which is why it's a big deal now.
    Bull****.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Bizarre how many liberals believe that racists don't have rights.
    Sterling's "rights" don't enter into the equation at all. The NBA is doing this by the book, enforcing rules that he agreed to when he joined the league's community of owners. His "rights" aren't being violated because the private organization he belongs to has chosen to punish him based on its own bylaws.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Bizarre how many liberals believe that racists don't have rights.
    Almost as funny as the libertarians that make **** up.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Sterling's "rights" don't enter into the equation at all. The NBA is doing this by the book, enforcing rules that he agreed to when he joined the league's community of owners. His "rights" aren't being violated because the private organization he belongs to has chosen to punish him based on its own bylaws.
    Contacts cannot be upheld if they are illegal.

    Do people lose constitutional rights when they join an organization?
    Nope.

    That being said, its dammed amusing how Johnson is caught up in the middle if this.

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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyO View Post
    Contacts cannot be upheld if they are illegal.

    Do people lose constitutional rights when they join an organization?
    Nope.

    That being said, its dammed amusing how Johnson is caught up in the middle if this.
    What "constitutional right" is being violated here? The government is not sanctioning Sterling, the NBA is. How the NBA conducts internal business does not fall under the constitution's jurisdiction regarding the "rights" of the parties involved.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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