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Tell me how excluding anybody from anything is acting in a rational manner? Everyone here is up in arms about Sterling stating he wanted to exclude others on the basis of skin color...and your enlightened solution is to do the same thing to him? Sounds moronic to me...
But sure. The situation is this. You are the person commonly referred to as Jesus. Last I checked, he was holding up his end of the bargain, at least according to the Gospels...
What happened to him?
It seems you are the moral relativist...you want to exclude Sterling because of what he said...he wanted to exclude people for his own reasons...
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
This is going to get interesting. If he loses the franchise, his girlfriend is going to be up a creek, as he can then turn around and sue her for the lose of the franchise.
While he is banned, something tells me he is not going to lay down so easily, and will probably fight it to the bitter, end, especially if he is able to retain the team, as he could then argue that if he can not have a say in the team management or the franchise, he could tie up the players money for years in court.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
I have no real comments on this story other than that Sterling is an idiot. And his wife seems to be a gold digger.
There is a whole deeper social discussion that could be had, but likely won't.
originally posted by: captaintyinknots
Coming from a league that suspended one of its very best players for a period of only two years (covering it up under the guise of retirement) for gambling on basketball games and, as a result, members of his own family threatened and his father getting killed for failing to pay the gambling debt...
V. Stiviano, the woman whom Donald Sterling was talking to when he made racist remarks, is "very saddened" by his lifetime NBA ban, and she didn't release the recording of their conversation, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Stiviano "never wanted any harm to Donald," Siamak Nehoray of Calabasas told the Los Angeles Times
Somebody released it "for money," but it wasn't Stiviano, the attorney said.
"My client is devastated that this got out," he said.
Nehoray previously said the recording posted online is a snippet of a conversation lasting roughly an hour.
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!
originally posted by: FlyersFan
CBS NBA Bans Sterling For Life
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be suspended for life and fined $2.5 million in wake of his alleged racist remarks.
Silver spoke to the press at 11 a.m. news conference from New York, stating he will “do everything in my power” to force sale of Clipper.
Banned for life over 'alleged' comments.
And the NBC Commissioner will try to 'force the sale' of the Clippers.
originally posted by: jrod
This is outrageous. The NBA is an American association and while no one agrees with what the Clipper's owner said, they should respect his 1st Amendment Rights. Let the fans boycott the team or his players walk out. This ban is nothing but a PR move the NBA pulled to satisfy their fans.
I think this is a case where the media took a minor story, ran with it because it brings out the race emotion card. I feel like if a black NBA team older told his mistress that she can't bring white guys to the game this would never even made the news.
originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: CoolStoryMan
Yes, she "claims" she had consent. She also "claims" she did'nt give TMZ the tape. Untill I see proof that he gave consent, I'm gonna doubt her "claims".
I'm not defending what this racist prick said, I am defending our rights to speek openly in the comfort of our homes without fear of penalties.
I'll ask again, I've said some bad things inside my house. Should I be fined and forced to sell my business because someone recorded what I said?
This whole deal has been blown waaaay out of purport-ion. Lawsuits will be filed and I have a feeling this racist prick will make even more money. Shoulda left this one alone. It's going to make this racist billionaire more money and more racist. Good call justice seekers...