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    Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Is this an appropriate action/reaction? Or, is this escalating political correctness in the wake of the Donald Sterling incident?
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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    All I know is Bruce Levenson is a grade A ASSHOLE! When the Thrashers were here, these are the bastards that sold our team away, we had season tickets and went to a season ticket holder meeting that included Bruce Levenson. One of the fans complained about how ticket prices weren't as low as they were advertised, and in front of about 300 season ticket holders and their children he proceeded to call this fan an asshole and to just deal with it.

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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Do we have a release of the email's content? I saw an article about it, but just the term "racially-charged."

    He did this quietly and seemingly​ voluntarily. This tells me it is the new norm, and will become less and less controversial as time goes on.
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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Do we have a release of the email's content? I saw an article about it, but just the term "racially-charged."

    He did this quietly and seemingly​ voluntarily. This tells me it is the new norm, and will become less and less controversial as time goes on.
    "Seemingly" is your key word, IMO. Makes me wonder if this is why the actual e-mail hasn't been released.
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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    "Seemingly" is your key word, IMO. Makes me wonder if this is why the actual e-mail hasn't been released.
    The league probably doesn't want another Sterling episode distraction. They made an example of Sterling and set a precedent.
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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The league probably doesn't want another Sterling episode distraction. They made an example of Sterling and set a precedent.
    But the way the article was worded it also made me wonder about the depth of the (allegedly, since we can't actually see them) racist comments. Is it possible that the gist of the conversation was simply to attract more people with more money to spend (which would probably be white, granted)? He might have used questionable terms or phrases, but the underlying purpose was legit.

    Even with the recent Sterling debacle, you have to put it out there. Covering it up pretty much never works. It only causes people to question why it's being withheld.

    I don't say that lightly, because in a general sense I firmly reject the "If you have nothing to hide..." line of thought, but in this case they came to us and announced what was being done and why it was being done.
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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    All I know is Bruce Levenson is a grade A ASSHOLE! When the Thrashers were here, these are the bastards that sold our team away, we had season tickets and went to a season ticket holder meeting that included Bruce Levenson. One of the fans complained about how ticket prices weren't as low as they were advertised, and in front of about 300 season ticket holders and their children he proceeded to call this fan an asshole and to just deal with it.

    Yeah, **** this guy.
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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Don't even get me started on Atlanta Spirit and the Thrashers.

    Anyway. The third poll option made me literally LOL. Racial minorities want to talk about race more, not less.
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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    He could hurt the bottom line, so the NFL is getting rid of him. It's not really more complicated than that.

    People who whine about "PC" are really just whining that the free market sometimes does things they don't like.
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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    This is nothing like the Sterling thing, I mean, that was just ugh. But, it was still in bad taste.

    Still, he doesn't cross me as some racist piece of **** and rather a guy too caught up in appeasing white, suburban fans with a PoV that just goes about stereotyping without a care in the world. The whole exchange is really just business minded, albeit in a very crude way. That's just going off the content of the email that I've seen so far though.

    This is weird. However, I think it's best that he sold his share in the team. I'm impressed that he skipped over the dropping and took the L.

    And.....life goes on.
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