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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true, its essentially a contractual matter. he also should pursue whatever avenues he can against the person who leaked that comment. The NBA oozes hypocrisy
    The girlfriend should be charged both criminally (although it's just a misdemeanor, I understand) and civilly, where Sterling's lawyers will strip her of everything including her snagged pantyhose by the time they are done with her in court.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The girlfriend should be charged both criminally (although it's just a misdemeanor, I understand) and civilly, where Sterling's lawyers will strip her of everything including her snagged pantyhose by the time they are done with her in court.
    Yeah that's a good point She might spend the next couple years looking over her shoulder worried that Sterling might have some "family friends" including a guy named "Viktor"



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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Freedom of speech means that we have the freedom to say what we want. It does not mean freedom from the consequences of saying what we want. In Stirling's case, he was free to say what he said, and the government will not haul him away and imprison him. However, there are consequences he must suffer, including the loss of sponsors, the loss of reputation, the violation of his NBA franchise contract, etc.

    He is suffering those consequences now, and basically that's fine with me. What isn't so fine with me is that the NBA has not issued punitive measures; it has attempted to completely destroy him, prevent him from participating in his own team to the extent that it has in essence stripped his team from him. Overkill, and although lawyers will no doubt be fighting this for years, I suspect it will eventually be deemed as excessive and reduced by the courts.
    Not really. He is a scumbag and should have had his franchise taken away when he was denying housing to people because of their race. Sadly, the NBA was more than willing to ignore it then because it wasn't this big sexy story. Though, he is getting what is coming to him.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Not really. He is a scumbag and should have had his franchise taken away when he was denying housing to people because of their race. Sadly, the NBA was more than willing to ignore it then because it wasn't this big sexy story. Though, he is getting what is coming to him.
    If he has been violating EEOC housing rules for years and getting away with it, that's on the government. My guess is that palms were being greased, political donations were being passed out, and those who could have held him accountable for his behavior merely profited from it. Whole 'nother ball of worms.

    Here we have a man who, based on a single phone call, has not only been fined, but has been barred from basketball for life, which essentially strips him of ownership of his team. I believe it's excessive, probably because the NBA has known for decades what a racist scum Stirling is and leapt at the chance to get him out of the game altogether. However, you mustn't lose sight of the fact that just about everyone in the league has known what a racist dickwad Stirling is, yet they still took his money and said thank you very much. Now everyone smells blood and has their hooks out to take ALL of his money all at once, and keep it for themselves.

    Ahem. I don't think that what the NBA did was legal, but that's for contract law lawyers to hash out in the months to come. It reeks of overkill, retribution, and greed. That's just my opinion. As I've said, Stirling is scum and I won't lose a minute's sleep over it.

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    Donald Sterling is a sorry piece of liberal excrement. That is all.......
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    The girlfriend should be charged both criminally (although it's just a misdemeanor, I understand) and civilly, where Sterling's lawyers will strip her of everything including her snagged pantyhose by the time they are done with her in court.
    Ms. Stiviano doesn't wear pantyhose, or panties.

    Do women still wear pantyhose ?

    But Ms. Stiviano's real name at birth was Maria Vanessa Perez. According to court documents, Ms. Stiviano is the result from the rape of her mother by a black man.

    As you may have heard on the tape, Ms. Stiviano claims to be "mixed." I believe mixed up in the head because in 2010 she believed she was Italian and petitioned the court to change her name from Maria Perez to V. Stiviano.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Ms. Stiviano doesn't wear pantyhose, or panties.

    Do women still wear pantyhose ?

    But Ms. Stiviano's real name at birth was Maria Vanessa Perez. According to court documents, Ms. Stiviano is the result from the rape of her mother by a black man.

    As you may have heard on the tape, Ms. Stiviano claims to be "mixed." I believe mixed up in the head because in 2010 she believed she was Italian and petitioned the court to change her name from Maria Perez to V. Stiviano.
    Who gives a crap?
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Who gives a crap?
    Amen who gives a crap. All that maters is that we understand that Donald Sterling a racist bigot and a lifetime democrat.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Amen who gives a crap. All that maters is that we understand that Donald Sterling a racist bigot and a lifetime democrat.
    Except for the fact that he's a registered Republican.

    Donald Sterling Is a Registered Republican | Mother Jones

    His party affiliation doesn't matter either way, but if you're going to claim it does, at least have the common ****ing decency to get it right rather than hackishly wrong.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    If he has been violating EEOC housing rules for years and getting away with it, that's on the government. My guess is that palms were being greased, political donations were being passed out, and those who could have held him accountable for his behavior merely profited from it. Whole 'nother ball of worms.

    Here we have a man who, based on a single phone call, has not only been fined, but has been barred from basketball for life, which essentially strips him of ownership of his team. I believe it's excessive, probably because the NBA has known for decades what a racist scum Stirling is and leapt at the chance to get him out of the game altogether. However, you mustn't lose sight of the fact that just about everyone in the league has known what a racist dickwad Stirling is, yet they still took his money and said thank you very much. Now everyone smells blood and has their hooks out to take ALL of his money all at once, and keep it for themselves.

    Ahem. I don't think that what the NBA did was legal, but that's for contract law lawyers to hash out in the months to come. It reeks of overkill, retribution, and greed. That's just my opinion. As I've said, Stirling is scum and I won't lose a minute's sleep over it.
    He was tried by the Justice Department and made a deal to settle out of court. That is when the league should have taken the team away; it is a disgrace that they didn't act then.

    He's worth 1.9 billion dollars and will likely make close to another billion in the sale of the team, no one is taking all of this money. No one is taking even enough money that he would bend over and pick it up if it fell on the floor. The money, to me, is a moot point. He'll die a billionaire someday.

    What the NBA did was perfectly legal. They have every right to protect their brand, to protect their teams, and to protect their monetary interests. When someone buys a NBA franchise they agree to certain rules, one of which is to not defame the league, which is what Stirling did.
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