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

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

    I'm hopping that this becomes a tipping point where we can tell black people to shut up and get over it. Corporate America doesn't need their money that much.

    I put up with Barkley's racist ass without whining. They can do the same.

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

    I'm hopping that this becomes a tipping point where we can tell black people to shut up and get over it. Corporate America doesn't need their money that much.

    I put up with Barkley's racist ass without whining. They can do the same.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, he was penalized because the NBA wanted to minimize any possible financial damage caused by this.
    what exactly was his words going to do to cost the NBA money? I am curious. If you are a basketball fan would this matter? Marge Schott (I am familiar with this since when I was in private practice, my firm represented one of the minority owners) made some stupid comments and despite the hysterical overreaction by Bud Selig (who apparently had a hard on for German-Catholic Schott), her silliness did not cost the NL money



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what exactly was his words going to do to cost the NBA money? I am curious. If you are a basketball fan would this matter? Marge Schott (I am familiar with this since when I was in private practice, my firm represented one of the minority owners) made some stupid comments and despite the hysterical overreaction by Bud Selig (who apparently had a hard on for German-Catholic Schott), her silliness did not cost the NL money
    Well, let's see, according to players union VP Roger Mason Jr., the players were ready to boycott tonight's three games, and several sponsors jumped ship.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, he was penalized because the NBA wanted to minimize any possible financial damage caused by this.
    What financial damage ? Were blacks and prostitutes going to boycott the NBA ?

    I'm sure the race baiters Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have organized a boycott, they always do.

    What did you think of President Obama interjecting his thoughts into the issue over the past weekend ? POTUS isn't suppose to do things like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what exactly was his words going to do to cost the NBA money? I am curious. If you are a basketball fan would this matter? Marge Schott (I am familiar with this since when I was in private practice, my firm represented one of the minority owners) made some stupid comments and despite the hysterical overreaction by Bud Selig (who apparently had a hard on for German-Catholic Schott), her silliness did not cost the NL money
    I am not a basketball fan so take this for what it is worth. There was a large outcry among people over what he said. This can and probably will to some extent affect such things as TV viewership, attendance, sponsorships, advertising revenue, and so on. Those last 2 are particularly important.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    What financial damage ? Were blacks and prostitutes going to boycott the NBA ?

    I'm sure the race baiters Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would have organized a boycott, they always do.

    What did you think of President Obama interjecting his thoughts into the issue over the past weekend ? POTUS isn't suppose to do things like that.

    Remember when Nixon screwed up ?
    Stolen from above post: Sponsors ponder deals with Los Angeles Clippers over Donald Sterling's purported racist comments - ESPN Los Angeles
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'm hopping that this becomes a tipping point where we can tell black people to shut up and get over it. Corporate America doesn't need their money that much.

    I put up with Barkley's racist ass without whining. They can do the same.
    And yet you made this thread...

    Maybe we should tell you to shut up and get over it, the NBA can do as they choose.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    I smell Sharpton and Jackson, they do things like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I smell Sharpton and Jackson, they do things like that.
    A thread regarding racial issues just isn't a thread regarding racial issues without the usual Al Sharpton hateboner on which to hang our hats.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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