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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.

    I'm sure they were cheering the burning of Dixie Chick CD's but man....how dare people object to racist comments.
    Lighten up. Nobody I've seen is supporting this guy at all. BTW, what ever happened to the Chicksy Dicks, anyway?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    What happened? A man said some stupid things?

    That happens everywhere, everyday.
    A man said some stupid things that negatively affected a commercial association (NBA) that he had voluntarily joined. The leader of that association (NBA commissioner) punished him (as severely as possible) for that infraction and the other members (NBA board of governoors) will likely vote to force him out. That does not happen everywhere or every day - which is exactly why this is news.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    OK, tres. Put yourself in the NBA's shoes. What would you have done if you were Adam Silver?
    Not acted this quickly, honestly. This was a knee jerk reaction, IMO, not a well thought out reaction.

    I think making an example out of this guy in the end would be fine if it suits their purposes. But I'll stick to my original thoughts that a true sports fan wouldn't have held the NBA responsible for the words of an owner than were said in private to his girlfriend. For a day or two, sure. But not for any length of time.

    I also want to go on record saying how annoying it was getting updates on the internet this morning. I limit my Google searches to a few key words to get the latest news. This morning my search was "Sterling Silver". You can only imagine where that took me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    OK, tres. Put yourself in the NBA's shoes. What would you have done if you were Adam Silver?
    Not appeal to public whims. Seven figure fine for all players who boycott.

    Players need owners more than owners need players. Without the NBA, Sterling is still a billionaire and LeBron is towel-drying some hoopty in Akron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Not appeal to public whims. Seven figure fine for all players who boycott.

    Players need owners more than owners need players. Without the NBA, Sterling is still a billionaire and LeBron is towel-drying some hoopty in Akron.
    Really? Without the labor, there is no product.
    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
    Really? Without the labor, there is no product.
    I was calling for them to boycott the other day (instead of the "oh we're going to turn our shirts inside out" nonsense), some of you kept yelling at me that they had contracts and couldn't do it. When they threaten to do it, it's all good, because it's in the name of capitalism.

    I'm struggling to keep up with the moving goal posts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Really? Without the labor, there is no product.
    There's always talent that will play. Might not be as good, but if LBJ won't play, there are crops of kids willing to take a year of underwater basket-weaving and shut their mouths for a fat paycheck if it means not working the drive thru at the Compton Del Taco.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not acted this quickly, honestly. This was a knee jerk reaction, IMO, not a well thought out reaction.

    I think making an example out of this guy in the end would be fine if it suits their purposes. But I'll stick to my original thoughts that a true sports fan wouldn't have held the NBA responsible for the words of an owner than were said in private to his girlfriend. For a day or two, sure. But not for any length of time.
    Adam Silver was facing a full-on insurrection from players, coaches and sponsors. This was not Sterling's first offense; this was his last (and most public) strike. He got a pass for three decades (for which many people are responsible), and Silver (who has been commissioner for less then three months) had to act quickly and decisively. And I've met Adam Silver. Trust me, this was well thought-out ... nothing he does isn't. He's the most deliberate person in sports. This was a message, and it won't be the last one. There's a new sheriff in town in the NBA; Sterling was just the first outlaw to get the noose.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I also want to go on record saying how annoying it was getting updates on the internet this morning. I limit my Google searches to a few key words to get the latest news. This morning my search was "Sterling Silver". You can only imagine where that took me.
    Oh god.
    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 Gipper View Post
    There's always talent that will play. Might not be as good, but if LBJ won't play, there are crops of kids willing to take a year of underwater basket-weaving and shut their mouths for a fat paycheck if it means not working the drive thru at the Compton Del Taco.
    That worked out great for the NFL in 1987. Might want to read up on sports history before saying something THAT stupid.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I was calling for them to boycott the other day (instead of the "oh we're going to turn our shirts inside out" nonsense), some of you kept yelling at me that they had contracts and couldn't do it. When they threaten to do it, it's all good, because it's in the name of capitalism.

    I'm struggling to keep up with the moving goal posts.
    I was wrong about that; to be honest, I didn't think they'd have the balls to do it. I'm glad they did. And the "almost did it" is not as hollow as it sounds. From everything I've read and heard (admittedly some of it from inside people that you wouldn't believe me if I told you, and rightfully so), it was real as real gets.

    That's a "you're gonna have to take my word for it" thing, and I don't blame you a bit if you don't. But I have it on good authority that they were ready and willing to walk off the court, at least the the Warriors-Clippers game, if something wasn't done. And apparently, it was the Warriors' idea.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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