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NBA Goes Full Excommunication on Sterling! Youtube


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NBA Suspends Clippers’ Owner Donald Sterling For Life, Imposes $2.5 Million Fine
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Very well said

The First Amendment has nothing to do with private organizations. The guy is a racist and the NBA has the right to do whatever they want.

As for this site, the comments make me very sad. I just hope it's not representative of the larger liberty movement.

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i believe in freedom of

i believe in freedom of speech

I guess The Fraternal order

I guess The Fraternal order of the eagles can fine me 2.5 million if i say a curse word in their club then too?

How do you feel about the blatant pro-pandaism infecting the

Shamboodle?

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

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Is Magic Johnson behind this ...

... scandal?

Johnson and an investment group bought the LA Dodgers. Johnson was part owner of the LA Lakers and was interested in owning the team, but when owner Jerry Buss died and his kids got the team, Magic was out.

The only other major sports team in town (other than hockey teams) is the LA Clippers. It was this photo with Magic and Sterling's girlfriend that she posted on Instagram that started the argument:

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1770765!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-sterling-2.jpg

It was Magic Johnson that Sterling told her not to bring to games.

Did she record the conversation and release it to TMZ on her own? Why? What motive would she have for doing that? Or, was she put up to it by someone who wanted a chance to buy the team, by getting him to say something that could be blown out of proportion and force his hand?

So, they say Sterling is a racist with a long history. His team has a black head coach and all the players are black (or at least non-white) except for two of the players. He pays them top dollar. Doc Rivers, head coach, is the highest paid head coach in the NBA. He's a racist?

He's dating a girl who is not white (mixed race, some say half black). He's a racist?

Former General Manager, Elgin Baylor, sued him for wrongful termination, claiming racism and ageism. Baylor is black. If Baylor was so offended by Sterling's racist and ageist comments, and if Sterling is really so bad, then why did Baylor stay employed by Sterling for 22 years?

The trial jury did not agree with Baylor's claims. Baylor lost the lawsuit.

Regarding other lawsuits, two of Sterling's tenants in his large real estate business claimed discrimination. The federal government jumped in and filed two lawsuits against him, claiming he was not renting to the "proper" percentage of this race or that race based on demographics.

Both lawsuits were settled out of court. Those settlements were large, but we should know by now that when the feds take action against someone, it does not necessarily mean they are right. Just that they want to throw their weight around.

And now, he's banned for life and forced to sell his team (to Magic Johnson?) because of some comments he made, in a moment of being angry, in spite of the fact that he has no history of discrimination (just the opposite) as owner of the LA Clippers.

Yeah, he has racist views, as do many older folk, black, white, and other. But that has not affected the way he has run his team (or probably his real estate business, either, despite the claims in the Mockingbird Media).

The NBA and the media lemmings are WAAAAAY out of line here.

Thank you for adding sanity

Thank you for adding sanity and reason to the PC feeding frenzy.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

was the audio doctored in any way?

VERY easy to do.

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Ding Ding

You nailed it

a league of dispicable people

and their sycophants and whores, eating their own.

Lets hope it gets even worse.

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Nazi?

Seriously?

Whoa

Who did he discriminate against?

Although, I can also understand how the NBA just wants to be rid of this in a league full of black people.

The NBA executives are just exercising their freedom

of association. What's wrong with that? I see no violation of the NAP here, no State intervention. What are you, a "thick" libertarian?

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran
"The Perfect Man has no self; the Holy Man has no merit; the Sage has no fame." - Chuang Tzu

Sorry

But I marked down this post. Screw the racism and the propaganda media machine.

I hate to break it to people but

People have every right to be hateful. its part of freedom. If you don't like it than oh well.Unless he is physically hurting some one than thats a different story.

Guess I missed it.

I understood the post to mirror your own thoughts on the subject.

Makes absolute sense LibertyOrDeathNJ

Mark down a post that agrees with your POV.

That's Joisey!

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I agree with this ruling

The amount of money the NBA and subsequent payers and teams stand to lose is way more than the potential loss in a court battle between Sterling and the NBA

If I were in Silver's shoes, I would have ended up with a similar decision

Remember this guy will be forced to sell and make hundreds of millions of dollars.
His fine will be a fraction of that.

The smartest thing for him to do would be to bow out gracefully, for the Team's sake.

This is a private club and he knew the rules

Private or not

They still illegally recorded his phone conversations in his own home.

They or She?

He needs to sue her, not the NBA

This is like the Snowden issue

He broke the law, and the NSA can go after him for it

but the side effect is that the information becomes public domain, and we all benefit from it.

If you want

to get technical. I am going to say her, but she could easily have others whispering in her ear, like Magic Johnson, so I said they.

It wouldn't be complete

It wouldn't be complete without the eye symbolism. To me it's a message from them that this is a distraction to more important things.

If you get banned from something, why would you bother paying the fine. I'd give them a nice middle finger.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

Not a private property issue

All pro-sports teams in the US are franchises, meaning that the behavior of a team owner that negatively effects the image of the league in which the team plays can have the franchise stripped from them or be subject to any other action from the headquarters of that league who are at the end of the day, the real owners of the teams.

This is not the first time pressure is applied on owners after they've made silly remarks. See below article link.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nba/news/20140426/donald-st...

There isn't much that is private property

I pay the state and county to live in my house, the state must annually approve my car to drive on the road, google controls my phone. The state and federal government must approve my place of employment or the business will be forced to shut down.

The underwear I have on today is private property...I think...unless the TSA wants to inspect it to approve me to travel.

Welcome to 1984, only 30 years later.

Personally, I couldn't care less about some professional sports team or owner there of, but this Sterling character is essentially getting lynched for being the equivalent of a thought criminal. I can guarantee you that at least 90% of ethnically European Americans have said something similar to what this guy said to their daughters, are we going to start confiscating all of their property too? Similarly, if I had a dollar for every time I heard something similar in the reverse out of a black politician or celebrity, I wouldn't have to work another day of my life.

People really need to get over themselves.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

Nobody Questions

...this is @bout his PRIV@TE phone convers@tion? The jerk does h@ve the right to be bigoted in his priv@te life. He m@de NO public r@ci@l comments. He should tell the NB@ to shove off - they're not going to see the $2.5m fine money. He'll see them in court first. Shun him, ostr@cize him, criticize him, etc... but respect his priv@cy & keep h@nds off his property.

What is with the @ symbol.

Is this some new trend I am unaware of?

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

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...for vowel on my keybord which doesn't work. Sorry if it becomes trendy with others.

Its a private business