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    Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    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.

    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".


    After you vote, please explain your position.

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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.

    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".


    After you vote, please explain your position.
    Its simple for me its his team.
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    Re: Would you vote to take the Clippers from Donald Sterling?

    I am almost completely indifferent to the whole mess.

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

    I am not going to vote. My tenancy would be to say no, however he has an agreement with the NBA, perhaps if I knew more I could make a decision. I believe in redemption and I think he has learned something from this whole affair. He should be able to keep his team and pay a hefty fine.


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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.

    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".


    After you vote, please explain your position.
    I'll open by saying that it was his girlfriend, Stiviano, that taped him and had it released. It wasn't his wife.

    Having said that, I absolutely would not. Cuban wasn't half right when he talked about a "slippery slope" involved with the forced seizure of his team. It boils down to this: what he said was 1) completely legal, 2) obtained illegally, and 3) spoken privately on his own property. If you can lose a business over that, what's next? What if an owner cheats on his wife with a 14 year old girl (in a state where 14 is age of consent)?

    The only difference is that the NBA isn't comprised of 80% teenaged girls with a persecution complex.

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

    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?

    Yes for one simple reason: he's a racist who is not combating his racism.

    The vast majority of Americans are racists so I don't think it's feasible or even moral to fire people just for being racist. If someone is caught expressing or implementing their racism, then one must determine if they will sincerely combat that racism actively and aggressively. If they will, then they may be able to have another chance.

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

    Lets say Lebron James gets into a fight with his wife and is arrested for assault. Would we expect the league to ban him for life? Of course not. When words become a greater crime than physical violence you know your moral code is upside down.
    So of course Sterling shouldn't lose his team.

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

    Yes. His continued presence would do a great disservice to the league's image and players. Symbolic stances such as these are important.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    The vast majority of Americans are racists.....




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