Just let the free market punish him, and believe me, it will. Here's what I said earlier:
For you race hustlers out there who are chomping at the bit to pounce on me, play the race card and accuse me wanting a racist to get a free pass, you couldn't be farther from the truth. Allowing Sterling to keep his team is anything but a free pass. If he is allowed to keep the team, the free market will punish him to a far greater degree financially, than forcing him to sell the team now would, and assure that the public backlash doesn't fade away anytime soon.
If you force him to sell the team now, he will get a good price because the true financial backlash from his comments have not diminished the teams value as of yet. Allowing him to keep the team and to continue to manage it, will result in every decent, marketable player on the team to flee after the season ends and contracts expire, and no player of any quality will ever sign a contract to play with the Clippers. Meaning they are guaranteed to be losing, last place team for as long as he is owner, and season tickets, which is a huge revenue stream for NBA teams, would virtually vanish next season. Then there's the issue of TV revenue, sponsors and endorsements. No company in their right mind would want to associate, much less sponsor the Clippers, meaning that local TV will not be able to sell advertising for games and the clippers games will not be televised. The same would likely happen with radio also and would in effect, cut off every major revenue stream and in a very short amount of time, totally bankrupt the organisation... Sterling will then be stuck with a worthless franchise that's costing him millions, that nobody will be interested in buying, and even if he did manage to find a buyer, would only get a small fraction of what he would get if he is forced to sell the team now, while it's still marketable.
There is one more bright spot in letting him keep the team... If he is forced out now, this whole issue disappears in a few years and Sterling's life on a personal level, a comfort level, will return to normal and he won't suffer any more grief publicly over his words. Keeping the team however, will keep him in the spotlight, keep his name in the newspapers, keep him in the publics eye, and guarantee that this issue will not go away so easily. He'll have to deal with the public backlash for many years and possibly, for the rest of his life.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION UNIFORM PLAYER CONTRACT
Listen to NFL fans or baseball, ice hockey, America's Cup, horse racing, etc. It's rarely in the first person, it's usually the Packers won, the Bears won, Dodgers lost, Kings won, Seattle Slew won by a nose. But when it comes to NBA basketball, it's always in the first person "we won" or "we lost."
Then the reporter went on in reference to all of these white NBA Laker fans who talk as if they were on the team and asking if they knew that the majority of the Lakers probably personally wouldn't like them and likely refer to them as honkies or crackers..
Sterling said something that would cost the NBA a minimum of tens of millions of dollars in revenue - if they did not act quickly and decisively, then the public would have perceived their inaction as tacit tolerance of (if not agreement with) Sterling and his comments...and perception is everything.
In other words, the reason the other owners had to vote to take away the Clippers for him was to protect the revenue stream of all owners, because they all would have suffered significant losses as a direct result. Their actions, then, were their fiduciary DUTY as part of the group of owners of NBA teams.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
Yeah, I heard that they were bringing this up on a Radio show......that when they got into the players and all they do. Including those caught up with coming crimes and breaking the law. Or Leagues rules. How the NBA and or NFL will react when its one of their Big time money makers. Wherein they were protected by the Leagues.
Now they wont be able to do that, since the liberal MS Media wanted to push this agenda of PC to hold accountable a persons private conversations.....even if they are Jerks.
Only government may deprive any person of life, liberty, or property; and only through due process of law, in accordance with an allegation of illegal behavior, through a process in which the subject of such an action is given fair and just chance to defend himself against those accusations.
I have yet to hear of any credible claim that Mr. Sterling has violated any law. All of this is over a conversation which he thought was private, in which he expressed an opinion that most find disagreeable. He has every right to hold that opinion, and he has every right to express it; and nobody has any right or authority to deprive him of his rightful property or of the use thereof, because they don't like this opinion.
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We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.