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Barlow01 04-28-2014 08:20 PM

Yes she set him up but he spoke the words. He is the one thinking and believing the words. I have no sympathy whatsoever and am glad his sham of a life of discrimination is now beyond question.

RSchmitz 04-28-2014 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Donnie D (Post 167746)
I would hope that isn't the case.

I think it goes without saying that the vast, vast majority of people harbor stereotypes. Maybe there is a pure as snow saint out there who can resist human instinct and be completely unjudgemental, but I have yet to see them.

Obviously not condoning what Sterling said. I have no sympathy for him or his money. At the same time, lets be real about what actually happened

WaiverWire 04-28-2014 10:33 PM

At least the actions of some are taking effect. Seems some of his sponsors have cancelled all dealings with him.

timothy 04-28-2014 11:11 PM

My disappointment has no bounds with the Clippers players and especially Doc Rivers, whom I'll refrain from disparaging descriptions of his role within the plantation organization. Opportunity wide open to do something meaningful with respect to calling attention to the continued pervasive and institutional racism in this country. Meaningful. In an epic way. But championships mean so much more....

My guess is that if my wife's Auntie Rita, a veteran of the Nashville sit-ins, were a Clippers player, she wouldn't be playing another game -- NBA championship or not. She already sacrificed far more than an NBA title shot in a previous era.

There's some self-respecting players on that Clippers squad, since it is known a boycott was discussed in the locker room, but Rivers and others quickly shot it down.

BurnTHalO 04-29-2014 05:39 AM

Bomani Jones summed up why this story is bothering me so much INCREDIBLY well.

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Barlow01 04-29-2014 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by WaiverWire (Post 167765)
At least the actions of some are taking effect. Seems some of his sponsors have cancelled all dealings with him.

And sadly, this is the only way the NBA does something substantial. It's all fair in love and war until you rip a dollar bill out of the clutches of some of these owners, then they'll sell you out with no second thoughts.

Not to mention Adam Silver having to clean up David Stern's mess of neglect.

WaiverWire 04-29-2014 02:07 PM

The NBA has spoken!

$2,500,000 fine, a lifetime ban and the league is going to try and make him sell the team.

Barlow01 04-29-2014 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by WaiverWire (Post 167786)
The NBA has spoken!

$2,500,000 fine, a lifetime ban and the league is going to try and make him sell the team.

It goes to a vote of the board of governors to force the sale of the team. Which of those guys wants to vote no and risk having results of the vote leak out?

Sotnos 04-29-2014 02:23 PM

Granted, I haven't read much about this incident, but I'm confused about motivation here. If girlie was trying to blackmail him...she did it wrong.

Derek28 04-29-2014 02:31 PM

Is it technically legal to fine and ban someone for a private conversation in that person's home? I get what he said was wrong and all but it's not like he made these comments during an interview out in the public. He made his comments in his own home in a "private" phone call.


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