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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    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
    No, YOU and yours can't ignore it and do nothing about it.

    What happens when the shoe is on the other foot? Like Cuban said, "Slippery slope" "Who's next?"
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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.
    Where in those bylaws does it say an illegally taped *private* conversation can come into play?

    I bet nowhere.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Where in those bylaws does it say an illegally taped *private* conversation can come into play?

    I bet nowhere.
    Where in the bylaws does it say it can't? The NBA is not held to the same constitutional protections and burden of proof as the government.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Where in the bylaws does it say it can't? The NBA is not held to the same constitutional protections and burden of proof as the government.
    No one is above the law even the thugs in the NBA.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    No, YOU and yours can't ignore it and do nothing about it.

    What happens when the shoe is on the other foot? Like Cuban said, "Slippery slope" "Who's next?"
    I don't think it would be right to ignore it, do you think it would be right to ignore it?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    No one is above the law even the thugs in the NBA.
    "Thugs"? LOL

    It's funny that the only people objecting to a business making a business decision are of the political bent that proclaims itself as one that thinks businesses should be able to do what they want, whenever they want.

    The NBA made a business decision. Deal with it.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I don't think it would be right to ignore it, do you think it would be right to ignore it?
    It's none of your business or mine.

    It doesn't affect us in anyway.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    It's none of your business or mine.

    It doesn't affect us in anyway.
    I'm just wondering what you think people should do, do you want the world to collectively pretend that none of this ever happened? Does that really seem realistic?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    No, YOU and yours can't ignore it and do nothing about it.

    What happens when the shoe is on the other foot? Like Cuban said, "Slippery slope" "Who's next?"
    And he's right. I think this was a bit heavyhanded, but it's also a lifetime achievement award for Sterling for being a dickhead for 30 years. You reap what you sow.

    As soon as someone can tell me what constitutional right of Mr. Sterling's was violated, I'll change my mind about this. But he has not been sanctioned by the government, only by the rules of an organization that were mutually agreed upon when he bought into it.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    "Thugs"? LOL

    It's funny that the only people objecting to a business making a business decision are of the political bent that proclaims itself as one that thinks businesses should be able to do what they want, whenever they want.

    The NBA made a business decision. Deal with it.
    I'm actually fine with the NBA's decision, it's the way the information was obtained that bothers me.

    I highly suspect that in itself was a criminal act.
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