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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You take that back. Alex only cuts them off when they start getting too verbose.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Go Sabres oh thats right season's over bleh

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Isn't the irony of that funny, or weird, or something? Not only that, but the old pervert's chippy is also half-black. This guy is a mass of contradictions. He either has the early onset of Alzheimers, or the poor bastard has syphillis and it's affecting his brain.
    Yes mam. Though I have to say, I do generally find most racist to be a mess of a mass of contradictions. The thing about Alzheimers is that if you were not already a racist before you got it, you don't turn into one overnight owing to the disease. I spent a half decade around Alzhiemer patients, and saw lots of aberrant behavior, but sudden racism where it did not exist before was not part of that. No arguments over syphilis of the mouth though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    Yes mam. Though I have to say, I do generally find most racist to be a mess of a mass of contradictions. The thing about Alzheimers is that if you were not already a racist before you got it, you don't turn into one overnight owing to the disease. I spent a half decade around Alzhiemer patients, and saw lots of aberrant behavior, but sudden racism where it did not exist before was not part of that. No arguments over syphilis of the mouth though.
    I should have added that I think the old coot needs to lay off the Viagra. It seems to make him hornier than a 3-balled tomcat if he's having fricky fricky with a woman of a race he abhors.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I should have added that I think the old coot needs to lay off the Viagra. It seems to make him hornier than a 3-balled tomcat if he's having fricky fricky with a woman of a race he abhors.
    LOL. In addition to why would a racist want to own a NBA team? There is another oddity at work here. Why would a Polish Jew who lost family in WWII and ought to know better about attitudes of racial superiority and exclusion, then himself practice it? It is really pretty sad and sick stuff.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
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    Yes, this thread needed a breather. It was fun talking to you Kobie. Have a good one - and GO RANGERS!!!!!!
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    I like the part where the NBA is' urging' him to sell the team.

    What if he refuses? Boycotting the team would be cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

    If I was him... I'd sell, take the huge profit he's bound to make and tell the NBA to kiss his lily white ass.

    But thats just me.

    The profit won't be as much as expected. The NBA colluded and Sterling should be able to file an antitrust against them. I hope he takes the NBA to the cleaners.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The profit won't be as much as expected. The NBA colluded and Sterling should be able to file an antitrust against them. I hope he takes the NBA to the cleaners.
    In fact, if Sterling decided to show up at some games and watch them, how will that all play out? Who will arrest him and how will that work out? This was the discussion on one of my morning Sports Talk shows. This "ban" will only be successful in as far as how much Sterling chooses to heed it. The forcing him to sell the team is far from a certainty and given that Sterling has sued each of his ex-girlfriends for the last few decades, I doubt he will treat the NBA much differently.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy McNasty View Post
    In fact, if Sterling decided to show up at some games and watch them, how will that all play out? Who will arrest him and how will that work out? This was the discussion on one of my morning Sports Talk shows. This "ban" will only be successful in as far as how much Sterling chooses to heed it. The forcing him to sell the team is far from a certainty and given that Sterling has sued each of his ex-girlfriends for the last few decades, I doubt he will treat the NBA much differently.
    His face is all over. I doubt he can sneak into a game. If he could, he'd be amongst the common men. God forbid if any of them discover who he is.

    They've already made him sell, IMO. Professional sports franchise ownership is more about ego than profit. He wants to see "his product", and when that's taken from him, the appeal of ownership is gone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    His face is all over. I doubt he can sneak into a game. If he could, he'd be amongst the common men. God forbid if any of them discover who he is.

    They've already made him sell, IMO. Professional sports franchise ownership is more about ego than profit. He wants to see "his product", and when that's taken from him, the appeal of ownership is gone.
    Ah but based upon his ego and past court cases with his ex girlfriends (usually to get back money he had given them) why would he view the NBA any different? You are probably right of course, but I would not be surprised to see portions of this ban (the sale) end up in court. Plus in the admittedly wild speculation department, if Sterling did decide to show up at a game, I doubt he would do so in disguise and I doubt that the arena would lynch him, he would not be sitting in the common men's seating ya know. Again, the ban is only as effective as this ass chooses to heed it. It made for an interesting talk on the drive his morning.

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