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 Posted: Wed Apr 30th, 2014 01:27 am
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From one of my childhood friends on FB,

"I give it 2 weeks. Before Donald Sterling has a job at Fox News."



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Appropos of nothing I suppose, but I have to wonder what the hue and cry might be in 2014 if Dennis Rodman were to make his comments about Larry Bird today.



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Those watching the proceedings leading up to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s press conference on Tuesday, pretty much knew that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was in deep trouble. The union for the players, owners, even Clippers coach Doc Rivers and the roster of his team in the playoffs had protested in one form or another of Sterling.

Silver laid down the hammer as hard has he had within his immediate power.


“Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA,” said Silver at the press conference in New York. “Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices. He may not be present at any Clippers facility, and he may not participate in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team.”

Silver wasn’t finished, adding financial penalties. “I am also fining Mr. Sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA constitution. These funds will be donated to organizations dedicated to anti discrimination and tolerance efforts that will be jointly selected by the NBA and its Players Association.”

That was now. But what couldn’t be done as hastily (or certainly as easily) was completely removing Sterling from ownership. Still, Silver addressed what could occur during Sterling’s suspension by saying, “As for Mr. Sterling’s ownership interest in the Clippers, I will urge the Board of Governors to exercise its authority to force a sale of the team and will do everything in my power to ensure that that happens.”

When asked if Sterling would acquiesce to any forced sale, Silver responded, “I have no idea.”

To that end, Sterling may not go willingly.

Just prior to Sliver formally announcing the suspension and fine, Jim Gray reported for FOX News that Sterling, at least for the moment, has no intentions of letting go of the Clippers saying, the team is “not for sale.”

“He really didn’t want to comment on the record,” Gray said. “However, the team is not for sale and he will not be selling the team.”

But if Sterling doesn’t wish to go willingly, that doesn’t mean that legal battle or not, he doesn’t go.

More than one source is indicating that not only would the NBA Board of Governors support an ouster, but a majority of the owners. In fact, it’s possible that the vote could be 29 in favor, with the lone abstention being from the Clippers

So, as we noted here on Forbes yesterday, there could be ways in which Sterling could exit. For now, it seems the need to force him out is in order. But, over time, as the heated passions of the moment begin to somewhat dissipate, Sterling may change his mind. And maybe the owners, in private, decide to shift was well.

That doesn’t seem like a possibility, given the heated public comments by owners, and the fact that the players and union for them aren’t likely to be satisfied until the public commitments by Silver today run their course.

Sterling may wish to retain the Clippers, but it would take a protracted court case for that to occur. The NBA seems ready to go down that road, if need be.

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Plenty of eeking and ooking and pathetic white guilt involved with this silliness.



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CanadianHorseman wrote:
I used to really like Wilbon and hated it there was a guest host on PTI when he was not there. But over the last year or so he has gotten really tiresome with some of the things he continually tries to shove down the viewers throats.

He's slipped into Grumpy Old Man-GetOffMyLawn mode over the last year, to be sure.
Listening to those two try to talk Hockey is painful.



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http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/ucla-donald-sterling-donation

This is getting fucking ridiculous. Giving back money for their kidney research because Sterling donated it. Idiots.

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Married Jo wrote: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/ucla-donald-sterling-donation

This is getting fucking ridiculous. Giving back money for their kidney research because Sterling donated it. Idiots.

Great, so they paid Sterling's fine and gave him a $500,000 gift on top of it.  That'll teach him!  These people are friggin geniuses.  I'm sure the people suffering from kidney problems appreciate that.

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Let the freak show begin, line starts to your left.  Floyd Mayweather and Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) are the first 2 celebs to claim that they are very interested in buying the Clippers.



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srossi wrote: Let the freak show begin, line starts to your left.  Floyd Mayweather and Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) are the first 2 celebs to claim that they are very interested in buying the Clippers.
How in the world is Frankie Muniz involved in acquiring a Clips?  When I think of Hollywood stars that are extremely well off financially, Muniz is roughly eighteen thousandth on that list.  I think I would be less surprised if you'd told me Haley Joel Osmont or the fat kid from "The Goonies" were involved in the deal than Muniz.



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Famous Mortimer wrote: bodyslam123 wrote: The Owner is a idiot.Needs to be gone.However I think the same standard of comments and punishment for racism should apply to all races and genders rather than just whites.Hank Aaron made some pretty racist statements,Oprah,Halle Berry,Chris Tucker,Eric Holder,Chris Rock,Obama,Al,Jesse,Steve Harvey,Jamie Foxx,Many Black Rappers,ect,ect get a free pass for using "Freedom Of Speech" yet other way around and look out!!!
Are you just listing every black person you can think of? I'm not entirely sure you understand what racism means. 

And just what do you think is the definition? I'll wait for you to post the crap about using power to keep people down that Cornell West and other black racists came up with to exonerate their own racism and bigotry, then I'll ask you to check a dictionary to quote the actual definition of the word.

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BayouBoogie wrote: Famous Mortimer wrote: bodyslam123 wrote: The Owner is a idiot.Needs to be gone.However I think the same standard of comments and punishment for racism should apply to all races and genders rather than just whites.Hank Aaron made some pretty racist statements,Oprah,Halle Berry,Chris Tucker,Eric Holder,Chris Rock,Obama,Al,Jesse,Steve Harvey,Jamie Foxx,Many Black Rappers,ect,ect get a free pass for using "Freedom Of Speech" yet other way around and look out!!!
Are you just listing every black person you can think of? I'm not entirely sure you understand what racism means. 

And just what do you think is the definition? I'll wait for you to post the crap about using power to keep people down that Cornell West and other black racists came up with to exonerate their own racism and bigotry, then I'll ask you to check a dictionary to quote the actual definition of the word.

Usually the definition of racism is to be butthurt by any and/or everything, whether or not it involves race at all.  Donald Sterling might be the first celebrity accused of racism in the past 5 years who actually is.



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DaNkinator wrote: srossi wrote: Married Jo wrote: http://time.com/79590/donald-sterling-kareem-abdul-jabbar-racism/

Kareem telling it like it is. Makes me even more proud that he's been my favorite player ever.

Wow!  That's probably the best thing written by anyone about this whole situation.  Awesome stuff.

Sure is.  That was on point.
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srossi wrote: Married Jo wrote: http://time.com/79590/donald-sterling-kareem-abdul-jabbar-racism/

Kareem telling it like it is. Makes me even more proud that he's been my favorite player ever.

Wow!  That's probably the best thing written by anyone about this whole situation.  Awesome stuff.

Yup, Kareem hit the nail on the head.  Why now?  Why not before?  Sterling is a litigious kind of guy with limitless financial pockets to fight it if he chooses.  I doubt the NBA will be able to make him sell the team if he doesn't want to.  Monopoly laws will be a deterrent to forcing him out.  I'm not saying it won't happen.  It just won't happen if he decides he doesn't want to sell the team.    



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Well, the thing they say that will make him sell is if he doesn't, the NBA can legally basically "pull his charter"..meaning he'll still own "The Clippers" but they won't be allowed to play in the league. They'll just go down to 29 teams and then expand one more out of the blue, probably for Seattle or LA again, and he'll lose basically all his money in the team because nobody will buy it then..



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Married Jo wrote: Well, the thing they say that will make him sell is if he doesn't, the NBA can legally basically "pull his charter"..meaning he'll still own "The Clippers" but they won't be allowed to play in the league. They'll just go down to 29 teams and then expand one more out of the blue, probably for Seattle or LA again, and he'll lose basically all his money in the team because nobody will buy it then..
That seems drastic, but the NBA has also painted themselves into a corner where they have to do something drastic to avoid embarrassment.  It will be interesting to see if Sterling digs in or not.  I suspect he'll take his money and move on.  At his age, this is a fight I doubt he wants, and in the court of public opinion it will be even more brutal.

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