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Old April 30 2014, 01:41 AM   #136
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Isn't his Girlfriend 1/2 Black 1/2 Mexican?, what a fucking hypocrite.

The sad part is he'll make money when they force him to sell.
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Old April 30 2014, 01:44 AM   #137
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Would you feel differently if the leaked comments had been made to a professional confidant (doctor, lawyer, priest, etc.), or should public figures watch what they say to them too?
1) Maybe; 2) Yes.
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Old April 30 2014, 02:21 AM   #138
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Would you feel differently if the leaked comments had been made to a professional confidant (doctor, lawyer, priest, etc.), or should public figures watch what they say to them too?
1) Maybe; 2) Yes.
Would you support fining someone $2.5 million over comments made to a therapist?
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Old April 30 2014, 02:57 AM   #139
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Would you feel differently if the leaked comments had been made to a professional confidant (doctor, lawyer, priest, etc.), or should public figures watch what they say to them too?
They can sue the person who revealed those confidences, but, unless they invent a machine that can cause everyone to forget what they said, I don't think it's reasonable to pretend he didn't say it. At the minimum, it's a PR nightmare. More accurately, though, he's a reprehensible human being.

How about the NBA fine him and ban him from games for his going around and evicting tenants who were black or Hispanic? Would that solve your complaint?
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Old April 30 2014, 03:48 AM   #140
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Would you feel differently if the leaked comments had been made to a professional confidant (doctor, lawyer, priest, etc.), or should public figures watch what they say to them too?
They can sue the person who revealed those confidences, but, unless they invent a machine that can cause everyone to forget what they said, I don't think it's reasonable to pretend he didn't say it. At the minimum, it's a PR nightmare. More accurately, though, he's a reprehensible human being.

How about the NBA fine him and ban him from games for his going around and evicting tenants who were black or Hispanic? Would that solve your complaint?
If they want to kick the PR nightmare to the curb for business reasons, that's one thing. I focused on the fine because it is purely punitive, and I'm a little uneasy with such a harsh punishment for comments made under reasonable expectation of privacy.
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Old April 30 2014, 01:24 PM   #141
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The PR issue extends to not punishing him, though. People think he shouldn't have any influence over the Clippers. The NBA wants him to sell the team. The fine, etc. are designed to encourage him to sell.
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Old April 30 2014, 03:14 PM   #142
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They better not let his wife buy the team, either.
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Old April 30 2014, 03:53 PM   #143
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It's a good thing he didn't say don't bring your white friends... I'm sure the outrage would have been ten fold.
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Old April 30 2014, 04:10 PM   #144
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Gotta love World Net Daily's defense of Sterling in a column titled Thought Police on the Loose.
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Sad, isn’t it, when truth is considered “offensive”?
This article is the truth and is needed.

Sorry if that is inconvenient.

It's too easy to conduct a trial and convict in the media.

This guy is a turd, but why all the hoopla about it right now? Everyone know's/knew he was a turd, and he still is a turd.

There HAS to be more to this...

But, everyone was happy last night, so all is well.
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Old April 30 2014, 05:13 PM   #145
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It's a good thing he didn't say don't bring your white friends... I'm sure the outrage would have been ten fold.
Hm, yes, he would have eaten ten lifetime bans.
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Old April 30 2014, 07:33 PM   #146
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It's a good thing he didn't say don't bring your white friends... I'm sure the outrage would have been ten fold.
Hm, yes, he would have eaten ten lifetime bans.
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Old April 30 2014, 07:47 PM   #147
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The PR issue extends to not punishing him, though. People think he shouldn't have any influence over the Clippers. The NBA wants him to sell the team. The fine, etc. are designed to encourage him to sell.
I don't see how the fine encourages him to sell, unless they're planning to use it as a bargaining chip (i.e., agree to drop the fine in exchange for Sterling agreeing to accept all the other sanctions including selling the team). Simply "dropping" the fine may be difficult now that Silver is on recording promising that the fine will go to relevant charities. Either the other owners would have to chip in to pay in his place, or the charities would get stiffed.
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Old April 30 2014, 08:19 PM   #148
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Would you feel differently if the leaked comments had been made to a professional confidant (doctor, lawyer, priest, etc.), or should public figures watch what they say to them too?
Well, let me put it this way, if he was caught on tape telling his doctor, lawyer, or priest not to bring black people to his games and not to have your picture taken with blacks and posted on Instagram -- to not be seen publicly with blacks, I would feel no different than I do today.

Now, if Sterling were caught on tape telling his therapist or priest about his prejudice and how he didn't like blacks and latinos (or whoever), but wished to get help with this problem, then I would say, he should get some serious consideration.

Sterling didn't "create" the Clippers, he bought into the NBA through his ownership of the team. As such he, like the other owners, is held to a standard set by the league's other owners and the players' union. He agreed to uphold those standards when he bought the franchise. He violated those rules and he is being punished. It is the same with the players. He has a certain amount of autonomy as owner, but not "complete" autonomy.
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Old May 1 2014, 05:53 AM   #149
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This week is rounding into something special. First getting rid of Sterling and now Mike D'Antoni resigns as Lakers coach today. If someone were choosing the new coach other than Jimmy Buss I might actually be doing the dance of joy right now rather than just grinning like a fool.

Oh, and the Kings coming back from 0-3 and eliminating San Jose doesn't suck either.
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Old May 1 2014, 06:08 AM   #150
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Bill Simmons has written a column about Sterling. I love the way this guy writes, and there are some interesting "rumors" he mentions in the article.

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