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Thread: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Quote Originally Posted by 29A View Post
    • a violation of the contractual duty of loyalty to support the league in the attainment of its proper purposes, which include among other things the league’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
    http://mediacentral.nba.com/media/me...ion-Charge.pdf
    Thank you... I was uncertain the basis the league was using to justify forcing him to sell.

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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Yes, because as a fellow team owner his racism is bad for the NBA which is bad for my team.
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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    It is not illegal to be an ignorant old fool, let the market serve punishment as it sees fit.

    The team will suffer, which is unfortunate.

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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Given the continual embarrassment and complete lack of need of pro team "owners" (profiteers) in general, i would take all teams from their owners and give them to their respective cities.

    So yes
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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Wasn't sports to be fun at one time? What happened?

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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The NBA Owners are going to vote on whether to force Donald Sterling to sell the LA Clippers because of the racist comments he made on that tape that was secretly recorded by his wife.


    After you vote, please explain your position.
    If you had a vote in that situation, would you vote "Yes" to force him to sell the team, or do you think he shouldn't be forced to see his team and vote "no".

    I would vote no. It's his private property. And if the NBA is worried that it will collapse because of Sterling, then it was on very shaky ground to begin with.

    The video was made by his golddgging girlfriend, not his wife.

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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    If you had a vote in that situation, would you vote "Yes" to force him to sell the team, or do you think he shouldn't be forced to see his team and vote "no".

    I would vote no. It's his private property. And if the NBA is worried that it will collapse because of Sterling, then it was on very shaky ground to begin with.

    The video was made by his golddgging girlfriend, not his wife.
    No, Its not "private property" He currently owns the right to have a franchise in the NBA, it's not real property, and his right is subject to the contract he signed when he got that right. He can not sell that right unless its approved by the league.


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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    No, Its not "private property" He currently owns the right to have a franchise in the NBA, it's not real property, and his right is subject to the contract he signed when he got that right. He can not sell that right unless its approved by the league.
    The franchise is his private property. He paid for it. Did you pay for it?

    The Bulls franchise is worth $1 billion. Can you & I make any claims of ownership of that $1 billion franchise? Nope. It's owned by a joint venture.

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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The vast majority of the NBA players are racist.

    1. Dennis Rodman -> Made racist comments against Larry Bird and got away with it. If a white player were have made the same comments about black players, there would have been outrage and demanding that he sell all of his persoanal assesses..

    2. Kobe Bryant -> Committing flagrant fouls only to foreigners and minorities.

    3. Shaq -> Racist against Asians.

    4. Isiah Thomas -> Made racist comments against Larry Bird, making stupid statements about white people in court during his legal troubles.

    5. KG -> Sucker punching white people.
    Stick to subjects you know something about, because basketball ain't one of them.
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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    No, Its not "private property" He currently owns the right to have a franchise in the NBA, it's not real property, and his right is subject to the contract he signed when he got that right. He can not sell that right unless its approved by the league.
    No, it IS his private property. He and his team have joined a league, similar to a franchise, but the team is still his. Theoretically, the league can kick him AND the team out, or they could leave the league on their own and arrange their own games. All the league agreement is is an agreement to play other private teams under controlled conditions and the same rules.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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