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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    That worked out great for the NFL in 1987. Might want to read up on sports history before saying something THAT stupid.
    A bunch of Redskins scabs beating Danny White, Tony Dorsett, etc.? Yeah - such a huge mistake that they made a movie about it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    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.
    I believe you Kobie. I think they were going to boycott the games. Which is what I suggested they do 3 days ago.

    I think a small fine and a "let this be a lesson to all of you" would have been more appropriate, as eventually, cooler heads usually prevail.

    Until Al Sharpton and the Black Congressional Caucus met as planned last week to....well, what they hell did they plan to do anyway I wonder.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    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.



    Oh god.
    Do you think if the mistress of some black player comes out and says that (insert player name here) told her he wants her to stop associating with her church going friends that Silver will fine said player and ban him for life?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    No one here is defending what he said. That's all an illusion in your head. What I am doing is making a case that he was set up so he would sell the team.
    A very weak case, as many CONs are trying to dismiss the rant as 'old news' because they now are quite willing to say Sterling was a well known racist and bigot... (I just have to shake my head over that one). He made a lot of money outside the NBA allowing him to buy the Clippers, CONs say such men are very smart.... Sterling should be smart enough to know NEVER say anything but face to face- apparently he has had several court cases that only had another person's word he said something racist and he beat the rap.

    CONs love to say you can't CON an honest man- LE baits 'terrorists' with phony bombs, they use fake hookers to trap 'innocent' men...

    so I'll go along with an old saying we have in Oklahoma... it involves enough rope and a man foolish enough to keep pulling on it...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    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.
    Trouble is, he didn't say them publicly nor wanted them to be heard publicly.

    A criminal act brought his *thoughts* to the public's attention. This is where I have a problem.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Lighten up. Nobody I've seen is supporting this guy at all. BTW, what ever happened to the Chicksy Dicks, anyway?
    They got rid of that loud mouth
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Do you think if the mistress of some black player comes out and says that (insert player name here) told her he wants her to stop associating with her church going friends that Silver will fine said player and ban him for life?

    I can get you some killer deals on sterling silver if you're interested.
    No, I don't think he would. Owners aren't marketable (well, except for Mark Cuban). On-court talent is.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    A bunch of Redskins scabs beating Danny White, Tony Dorsett, etc.? Yeah - such a huge mistake that they made a movie about it.
    God that movie was awful. I hated The Replacements.

    The use of scab players in '87 was a PR disaster at the time for the NFL.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    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?
    You'd like us to pretend Benghazi never happened and the IRS never happened and Fast & Furious never happened, so why not?
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    A very weak case, as many CONs are trying to dismiss the rant as 'old news' because they now are quite willing to say Sterling was a well known racist and bigot... (I just have to shake my head over that one). He made a lot of money outside the NBA allowing him to buy the Clippers, CONs say such men are very smart.... Sterling should be smart enough to know NEVER say anything but face to face- apparently he has had several court cases that only had another person's word he said something racist and he beat the rap.

    CONs love to say you can't CON an honest man- LE baits 'terrorists' with phony bombs, they use fake hookers to trap 'innocent' men...

    so I'll go along with an old saying we have in Oklahoma... it involves enough rope and a man foolish enough to keep pulling on it...
    The guy's 81 and he sounded demented on that tape. I don't think he realized he was being scammed.
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