View Poll Results: Was the punishment too harsh?

Voters
129. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    87 67.44%
  • No

    42 32.56%
Page 11 of 37 FirstFirst ... 91011121321 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 110 of 369

Thread: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

  1. #101
    American
    cpgrad08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakewood,WA
    Last Seen
    10-18-17 @ 07:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    5,388
    Blog Entries
    10

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Which the NBA won't let happen. Seattle deserves a team, but they are probably going to have to wait until the TV contract runs out in a few years and they discuss expansion.
    I Doubt that NBA will expand, that would cut into TV contract profits. Easier for the NBA to move a team then expand.

  2. #102
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Anagram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    St. Louis MO
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    6,191

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    I Doubt that NBA will expand, that would cut into TV contract profits. Easier for the NBA to move a team then expand.
    I think they might. Hansen's group was willing to make huge concessions when they were trying to buy the Kings. They might be willing to do so again to make the profits from entering the new Seattle market outweigh the downside of a new team's share of contract.

    If they don't expand though, you will probably have to wait a long time, as the Clippers aren't going to move and the vulnerable teams like the Pelicans, Bucks, and Kings have all been recently sold.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

  3. #103
    The Dude
    Kobie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Western NY
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:55 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    42,900

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Not if the team is bought by a non-L.A. Owner.
    The Clippers aren't going anywhere. The NBA likes having multiple teams in that market (like in NY).
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

  4. #104
    American
    cpgrad08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Lakewood,WA
    Last Seen
    10-18-17 @ 07:14 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    5,388
    Blog Entries
    10

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I think they might. Hansen's group was willing to make huge concessions when they were trying to buy the Kings. They might be willing to do so again to make the profits from entering the new Seattle market outweigh the downside of a new team's share of contract.

    If they don't expand though, you will probably have to wait a long time, as the Clippers aren't going to move and the vulnerable teams like the Pelicans, Bucks, and Kings have all been recently sold.
    Then my boycott of the NBA will continue.

  5. #105
    Uncanny
    Paschendale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    New York City
    Last Seen
    03-31-16 @ 04:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Socialist
    Posts
    12,510

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    They shouldn't have to watch what they say in private, and the girl should be prosecuted for secretly taping their conversation. However, I don't really have a problem with the NBA punishing Sterling, because fair or not, their business was being hurt by his comments.
    The NBA certainly has grounds to punish him. I just don't like the precedent.

    What statute did this woman supposedly violate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    At the risk of "blaming the victim," the fact that he trusted this gold digger enough to think she might not do something skeevy like this shows remarkable naivete. When you're rich like he is, there's always someone trying to take you down.
    As above, I just don't like the precedent. I don't like the idea of private conversations coming back to bite someone. Ubiquitous technology is making it more and more difficult to ever have a moment of privacy. The guy's still a dick, and the things he says are disgusting, but I like privacy.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

  6. #106
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Anagram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    St. Louis MO
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    6,191

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The NBA certainly has grounds to punish him. I just don't like the precedent.

    What statute did this woman supposedly violate?
    I don't know. I've heard people on television say that it was obtained illegally. I just assumed they were right.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

  7. #107
    #NeverTrump
    a351's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Space Coast
    Last Seen
    09-09-17 @ 08:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,902

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't like his racist remarks, but it looks like the leftwing thought-nazis won out again. Sieg Heil!!! Sieg Heil!! Let's round up the haters and shoot them all, throw them in gas chambers and them cook them in ovens. What's next, loyality oaths? Let's just become the USSR we destroyed and turn each other in to the Fatherland. Stupid ****s.
    You're embarrassing yourself.

  8. #108
    #NeverTrump
    a351's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Space Coast
    Last Seen
    09-09-17 @ 08:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,902

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Our country is doomed if the words of a man made in private to his girlfriend caused a PR nightmare.
    Spare us the drama. An owner of a major sports franchise stating his dislike for black people should result in a PR nightmare for the organization.

  9. #109
    Professor
    herenow1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    12-11-15 @ 11:07 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,686

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Anyone notice how the ex wife was always asleep at the games???

  10. #110
    Count Smackula
    rathi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    California
    Last Seen
    10-31-15 @ 10:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    7,890

    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The NBA certainly has grounds to punish him. I just don't like the precedent.

    What statute did this woman supposedly violate?
    California code 631.

    CA Codes (pen:630-638)

    As above, I just don't like the precedent. I don't like the idea of private conversations coming back to bite someone. Ubiquitous technology is making it more and more difficult to ever have a moment of privacy. The guy's still a dick, and the things he says are disgusting, but I like privacy.
    I don't mind the precedent provided Stiviano is brought up on charges. Casual violations of privacy aren't going to happen if you are risking thousands of dollars and time in county.

Page 11 of 37 FirstFirst ... 91011121321 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •