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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.
    SAYS??? or is on tape making a string of racist comments.... as I recall Sterling is supposed to have a 'long history' of racist comments and CONs are climbing all over each other to use that as a reason this is all overhype.

    From my position it appears the NBA has a new sheriff in town. That Sterling's fellow owners want him gone, and those CONs trying to now flip the script on capitalism are some of the worst sort of hypocrites. Both Libs and CONs use boycotts as a tool in social protest... the players were demanding action, the fans upset...

    Now some may say capitalism is bad from C to m but I doubt most of us do... just feel nothing should be without limits.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    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.
    It made for some interesting and sometimes fun games.

    Make one realize why the owners pay so much for talent.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    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.
    That criminal act (a misdemeanor) that made these comments public is not the problem of the NBA but the resulting player, sponsor and public outcry over those comments certainly is. The NBA has no interest in how that image damaging information became public, as you seem to place some great importance on, but only in how to mitigate (minimize?) that damage to their organization.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The guy's 81 and he sounded demented on that tape. I don't think he realized he was being scammed.
    Ahhh the 'I'm justa old white guy' defense...

    I'd opine racist rants about your mixed blood mistress having sex with blacks would sound demented no matter your age...

    But I'd tend to agree he didn't think he was being taped- too used to getting his own way, a tad arrogant perhaps, but not lacking in mental capacity...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    SAYS??? or is on tape making a string of racist comments.... as I recall Sterling is supposed to have a 'long history' of racist comments and CONs are climbing all over each other to use that as a reason this is all overhype.

    From my position it appears the NBA has a new sheriff in town. That Sterling's fellow owners want him gone, and those CONs trying to now flip the script on capitalism are some of the worst sort of hypocrites. Both Libs and CONs use boycotts as a tool in social protest... the players were demanding action, the fans upset...

    Now some may say capitalism is bad from C to m but I doubt most of us do... just feel nothing should be without limits.
    Yes, says. That was Sterling's crime here. He said something. He didn't actually do anything to his players or staff. He said something about Magic Johnson.

    We all know what he's been saying his whole life. Until his girlfriend released a tape made in private where he tells her who to bring to his games and who to take selfies with, the NBA and all of his players turned their heads.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    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.
    HAHA some of those scab games were fun to watch though!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    It made for some interesting and sometimes fun games.

    Make one realize why the owners pay so much for talent.
    Sure, some of the games were fun, and then you have games like my beloved Buffalo Bills beating the New York Giants 6-3 in overtime in what is widely considered the worst NFL game ever played.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    HAHA some of those scab games were fun to watch though!
    TV ratings dropped by 20% and the NFL was forced to pay restitution to the networks for lost revenue. And WCH wonders why the league pays for talent.
    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 tres borrachos View Post
    Yes, says. That was Sterling's crime here. He said something. He didn't actually do anything to his players or staff. He said something about Magic Johnson. We all know what he's been saying his whole life. Until his girlfriend released a tape made in private where he tells her who to bring to his games and who to take selfies with, the NBA and all of his players turned their heads.
    Ahhh your CON mentality blinds you to how life really works... let me help you... anyone can claim anyone made a comment- proof is lacking in a verbal only comment.

    Most of 'we' didn't know Sterling from Adam's alley cat until now. Until now hard evidence was lacking in the two cases I know of- one in a tenant dispute and one in a lawsuit alleging a hostile workplace fighting a firing.

    So when hard evidence surfaced- well that tore it and the NEW NBA Commissioner acted.

    Capitalism at it's best for a change...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    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.
    It had Keanu Reeves. Of course it sucked.

    Having said that, there would be an initial black eye in that situation, but it would recover. You're enjoying the product, not necessarily the players. If LeBron left, eventually it'd be "next man up" and someone else becomes a superstar.

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