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Clippers Owner Banned for Life

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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman

He knew he was being recorded though. He recorded his conversations him self cause he forgets what he said.




posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74

originally posted by: John_Rodger_Cornman
a reply to: ArtemisE

This was the right thing to do but was illegally obtained.
You just can't record someone off the record and then use it to destroy someone.
The person who recorded this without his permission should be in prison.

Sterling is a democrat for the record.


Not illegally obtained.
Not a democrat and why would that matter anyway?


In California it is illegal to record someone without their permission. Look it up.
He is a democrat and that is important to know. The marxist globalists on the left don't want to own that.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: John_Rodger_Cornman

originally posted by: Kali74

originally posted by: John_Rodger_Cornman
a reply to: ArtemisE

This was the right thing to do but was illegally obtained.
You just can't record someone off the record and then use it to destroy someone.
The person who recorded this without his permission should be in prison.

Sterling is a democrat for the record.


Not illegally obtained.
Not a democrat and why would that matter anyway?


In California it is illegal to record someone without their permission. Look it up.
He is a democrat and that is important to know. The marxist globalists on the left don't want to own that.


His permission was given in fact it was himself that requested his conversations be recorded. He's not a democrat, democrats aren't Left and lol @ marxists globalists. If there was a poster child for believing propaganda it would be a Labrador wearing a lab coat.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: captaintyinknotsIs he trying to keep black people down? What's money got to do with it?



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: Kali74
Why does this surprise anyone?

Its been known for years he's a known bigot clown.
Remember yelling at baron davis for being fat and not paying former employees.
Fascist democrats are actually left wing compared to the extremely far right fascist republicans.
We actually don't have socialism/communism here.

Just left and right fascism.
Hey if he gave permission to record himself (whoops ha ha!) then good.
The nba does not need a racist owner.
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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: John_Rodger_Cornman
a reply to: Kali74
Why does this surprise anyone?

Its been known for years he's a known bigot clown. Remember yelling at baron davis for being fat and not paying former employees.
Fascist democrats are actually left wing compared to the extremely far right fascist republicans. We actually don't have socialism/communism here. Just left and right fascism.
Hey if he gave permission to record himself (whoops ha ha!) then good.
The nba does not need a racist owner.


I don't think anyone is surprised. People are just discussing the event that's all.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

They need to just pay him to leave.

But in the world of business someone wanted this out. Who stands to gain with him out of the picture?



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman
Everyone gains with Sterling out of the picture.

He went from a stage 2 cancer to terminal and they had to get rid of him.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman

They don't need to pay him to leave. He violated the ethics clause of his contract, they can and did fine him, banned him and are making him sell the team. It's over.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Kali74

Fining a billionaire is useless.
Banning a billionaire is also useless.
Taking away a revenue stream from him is very useful.


He makes the sport look bad and is very decisive. They have to protect their brand/logo and credibility.
This is a black eye for the NBA.
Commissioner Silver and the owners are going to vote this eye sore out of the league.

I know the dodgers ownership group(with magic johnson) will make a play at the clippers.
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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: DenyFlatulence
a reply to: kaylaluv

His private conversation was made public by the Media. Making it a freedom of speech issue.
If that doesn't work for you, Let's call it freedom of thought.


Nope - it's not a Freedom of Speech issue if the government is not involved. Freedom of thought? Okay, but the NBA exercised freedom of action by a private organization.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:43 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman

They don't need to pay him to leave. He violated the ethics clause of his contract, they can and did fine him, banned him and are making him sell the team. It's over.

They haven't actually forced him to sell, yet.

The legal beagles are currently trying to figure out if they are actually allowed to do that before the NBA makes an official forced sale statement.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:43 PM
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I hope they get this guy out of the nba as soon as possible.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman


I hope they can't.... Makes for great T.V. And it'll be so worth it to watch a team quit on the guy. :p

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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 07:03 PM
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What happens if he shows up for a game, do they arrest him ?
the nba has it's own constitution, who knew?

I dont like sports
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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777

If you're banned from private property and you enter it anyway, you're breaking the law so yes. A lot of corporations have their own Constitutions.
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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 07:16 PM
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As Spike Lee rightly said, he relates to the players he employs as "slaves", that is, he speaks as if he were a slave master. As to buttress this point, like slave masters in past times, he has no problem sleeping and "employing" the services of a young black woman (who no doubt is a gold digger), and even admit that he doesn't give a **** what she does in private, but publicly, he wants to feel "above" and superior to the blacks he relates with. It's the image he cares about: he is "above" his black girlfriend - this being the impression he obviously cares to convey. The players he "employs", again, he feels like a fatherly benefactor, as opposed to an owner in a mutual partnership with players.

Everything about this man is obscene. And to ignore it, and not be indignant of it, is, in my mind, proof of a basic deficiency in self awareness and empathy for other selves. That this sort of attitude can prevail - and be allowed to prevail, in your mind, because "everyone is entitled to their beliefs", even though we live in a world where our knowledge of our interconnectedness is justified by developmental psychology, systems theory, information technologies, and quantum physics - fields of knowledge which SHOULD penetrate society and SHOULD put a limit on atavistic notions like "people can say what they want without penalty", is unacceptable in our day and age. In prior eras where human consciousness was still hamstringed by closed mindedness, cynicism and delusions about ones invulnerability, fine, the right to free speech was definitely important. But in our era, a time period where advancing knowledge continues to shape the way humans beings function and feel, we've come to understand the absolute centrality of empathy in constructing a better world.

Donald Sterling, as a citizen, has every right to be a bigoted, moronic, foolish human being. But as an owner of an NBA franchise, once his views become known - the relationship between himself and everyone else becomes changed. Now, people know how incredibly conceited and entitled this man is. The hatred and condescension implied in his words towards his players, and the sheer lack of respect and dignity he accords other human beings, SHOULD BE RESPONDED TO as NBA commissioner Adam Silver has decided to respond.

This should not be interpreted as capitulation to liberal ideas, but as an opportunity to exercise wisdom, and compassion, by acknowledging that this type of virulent thinking is abhorrent. In order for culture, and our human civilization, to be consciously advanced, Donald Sterling needed to be booted out.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: KawRider9

I don't know how things work in the states, but in Canada, it is legal to tape conversations you are a party of.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 07:25 PM
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originally posted by: KawRider9
This is wrong on soooo many levels.

Freedom of speech?

She did'nt have consent to record him.

I see many lawsuits comming!


I tend to agree. Once, we were a nation that supported free speech and speech like this would have gotten the man shunned...as he deserved to be. It wouldn't have see his life, career and reputation utterly destroyed over a secret recording made of words never intended to be public.

If the National Socialist Party of America can fight for and confirm the right to march down the main street of Skokie, Illinois, against the wishes of the town and people? Then we can probably find the tolerance to call a fool a fool and let men like this wear it like a Dunce Cap. Destruction of a person over the words they speak...USED TO BE...a value we fought and killed in this nation, to insure never happened.

Now? As many people agree with it as not. If the ratio is even that close. The founding fathers wouldn't have a heart attack if they came back to look. They'd go postal to set records and lead headlines for years to come.



posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

What do you mean "alleged"? This guy has a history. It's already been alleged - based on past actions - that he was racist. For you to say "alleged" is to deny the high plausibility that the conversation we hear on the recording is most probably real. I can't fathom why anyone could believe that the term is appropriate in this context. There's no "alleged", there's only the fact that our team owner - from the perspective of the players - thinks were his slaves or something. That is the main connotation from the recordings. He has zero respect for them as individuals. He doesn't care about their personal histories or what they had to go through to achieve what they have.

He's an awful human being. Even if Adam Silver didn't ban him, he would have had to sell the team based on player and fan protestations of his ownership.

How anyone couldn't sympathize with the players, and be drawn to defend this cretan, is a mystery.
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