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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles*Clippers | The Point Forward - SI.com


    With Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist remarks coming to light over the weekend, the emphasis has now shifted to “what’s next” for the controversial owner and his distracted franchise.

    One of the biggest discussions has centered around the future of the Clippers and whether the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver will force Sterling to sell that franchise. In that vein, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting Lakers legend Magic Johnson and his ownership group are interested in buying the team if Sterling is forced (or chooses) to sell:

    Magic Johnson and his billionaire backers, the Guggenheim Partners, want a chance to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. “Magic’s absolutely interested,” one source closely connected to Johnson’s business interests told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night


    Hmmm, GF last seen taking pictures with Magic Johnson....
    It does make for pretty good conspiracy theorizing. However from what I know of Magic Johnson, he is a pretty straight down the line stand up guy. The NBA previously never batted an eye at Sterling's well known racial problems anymore than the NCAA did, so to my mind the idea that Magic was behind this master plan to trap Sterling or catch him expressing what was already public knowledge, just does not come together. But who knows? In Seattle some of my family are positively giddy with the idea the Clippers could possibly make it up there. I told them not to hold their breath.

    One thing is for sure though, in 2014 one of the things that you absolutely can't do is be a racist and make racist comments like Sterling's without fallout and as we can see here, paying for it. Which is not a bad thing to my mind.

    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...
    Can you tell us who these many cons you see that are not quite willing to say Sterling was a well known racist bigot? From what I can see all the well known ones, the usual suspects, are not doing that. In fact from what I can see, there is near universal agreement that the man is a racist. I mentioned in my comments above that I have family in Seattle, and they are all hoping the Clippers get sold and brought their way. I heard just the same sentiment expressed yesterday on the Michael Medved (sp) show, who lives in Seattle. If even the radio "cons" are agreeing the man is racist, then who are these "many" cons you are seeing doing the opposite? Just curious.
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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?
    That's true...I do need to lighten up. The constant barrage of crap on Bundy and Sterling is driving me crazy. It's pretty much controlled the media and DP for the last couple of days.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    That's true...I do need to lighten up. The constant barrage of crap on Bundy and Sterling is driving me crazy. It's pretty much controlled the media and DP for the last couple of days.
    There are more significant issues worthy of discussion. Focusing on the salacious and the resident nut jobs here and there across the country might be entertaining, but it appeals to our lower instincts, and it does nothing to advance discussion of serious situations we have right on our door step every day. Before these two we had the Malaysian plane. They're all news worthy, but not for weeks and weeks non-stop.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    If that game took place today in the SEC (college football) between Alabama and LSU, it'd be hyped as the greatest defensive display in the history of mankind.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    If that game took place today in the SEC (college football) between Alabama and LSU, it'd be hyped as the greatest defensive display in the history of mankind.
    I remember watching that game. It was the closest the NFL has ever come to committing a war crime.
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I remember watching that game. It was the closest the NFL has ever come to committing a war crime.
    That... seems like an odd statement. It's the closest you have ever come to covering your car in turkey gizzards and driving naked.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Dog crap on a cracker. Who the hell is defending the guy?
    if people aren't calling for this guy to get drawn and quartered the left, with all their feigned indignation, assume people are defending this clown. In the great scheme of life, Sterling is a pimple on the ass of humanity but hardly a cancer or some other disease that requires a radical mastectomy

    I see lots of people who are trying to prove to each other that they are holier than thou with their faux screams for this man's head



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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    That... seems like an odd statement. It's the closest you have ever come to covering your car in turkey gizzards and driving naked.
    I covered myself in turkey gizzards and drove naked once. Does that count?
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    Re: Magic Johnson reportedly interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if people aren't calling for this guy to get drawn and quartered the left, with all their feigned indignation, assume people are defending this clown. In the great scheme of life, Sterling is a pimple on the ass of humanity but hardly a cancer or some other disease that requires a radical mastectomy

    I see lots of people who are trying to prove to each other that they are holier than thou with their faux screams for this man's head
    An 81-year-old billionaire racist who's made multi-millionaires out of black players.

    That's what has this country all in a tizzy right now.

    Think about that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if people aren't calling for this guy to get drawn and quartered the left, with all their feigned indignation, assume people are defending this clown. In the great scheme of life, Sterling is a pimple on the ass of humanity but hardly a cancer or some other disease that requires a radical mastectomy

    I see lots of people who are trying to prove to each other that they are holier than thou with their faux screams for this man's head
    Well some on the left here at DP and elsewhere are doing that. But then these types are the usual suspects claiming that the usual suspects on the right are defending Sterling's racism. Pots screaming at the kettles! I'm still waiting for the list of "cons" that refuse to acknowledge or admit the man is a racist that was alluded to before by notquiteright. I think the answer is that these "cons" are a lot like unicorns, glimpsed only in fantasy and dreams.

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