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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]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He was outed before. Long ago. You even mentioned one of the cases against him. The players had no problem playing for him before this. The fans had no problem with him before this. The NAACP had no problem with him before this.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    So now I'm reading lots of posts from people who support this fine & banishment simply because it makes sense from a business perspective. The NBA was worried about financial ramifications and their "image". Fair enough. So now capitalism and free markets making decisions based on their "image" and financial repercussions will be enthusiastically supported by everyone, yes?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by reconmark View Post
    Straw that broke the camel's back.
    Or hypocrisy.

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

    I hope he finds a way to just dissolve the team.

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

    I think it was to much.....and the way the MS media and all others are making it the Hot Button issue over all other hot news. Is ridiculous.

    Now what the MS media and all those that jumped on the Bandwagon need to do and what others should do. Especially Whites, Latinos, Asians and any others is to record and take pictures of when all those Black Athletes that just couldn't stand for any of this..... is out there using racial terminology.

    Then.....we can destroy their careers and make them a mockery with the public. Then if it is one that jumped on this bandwagon. They can be called out for the hypocrites they are.

    Lets see if the thought police wants to still play the game. I don't think they will like all those athletes losing all that they are and all that they will ever be. With their C average educations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Quite simply put...Any punishment he receives is entirely up to those he voluntarily "Works For". and thus cannot be too harsh.

    Much like Paula Dean, he expressed his own opinions which were considered "Bad" by society and became public. He screwed up and is paying for it...I have no pity for stupidity and ignorance.
    Not at all like Paula Deen. She made her comments in public. His were in private to a trusted confidant. Completely different scenarios.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    He was outed before. Long ago. You even mentioned one of the cases against him. The players had no problem playing for him before this. The fans had no problem with him before this. The NAACP had no problem with him before this.
    And that is awful; this should have happened sooner.

    Doesn't change the fact everything I said is true and that the franchise is screwed with him being the owner.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you don't like rich people and want him being jailed for a thought crime? sounds like some sort of far left marxist idiocy to me
    I don't care if someone is rich. I do care when people use their money and influence to **** over people who don't. Look at this guys history. He is a piece of ****. His racist comments don't mean much to me. If he doesn't like minorities and doesn't act on it I could care less. But he acts. Repeatedly. So you can sit there and pretend that all he has done is make a ****ty comment but he has done far more.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I don't care if someone is rich. I do care when people use their money and influence to **** over people who don't. Look at this guys history. He is a piece of ****. His racist comments don't mean much to me. If he doesn't like minorities and doesn't act on it I could care less. But he acts. Repeatedly. So you can sit there and pretend that all he has done is make a ****ty comment but he has done far more.
    He has done that, the housing discrimination lawsuit is proof of that.

    That said, your comment of "and all those like him" could have been construed to mean "all rich people," which I THINK (I don't mean to speak for him) was what set TD off.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Or hypocrisy.
    Racists would believe that.....true.

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