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If Jerry Jones says he doesn't like black folk, will they take his team from him too?

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BuddyPSHayes wrote: If Jerry Jones says he doesn't like black folk, will they take his team from him too?




I wish hehad  thought that way before he traded 3 1st round picks for Joey Galloway and Roy Williams. :X



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Something about the name Donald that just spells trouble.

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Sterling has ALWAYS been a douche and a racist so it's freaking hilarious to me now how everyone is "taking a stand" over what he said. Every one of those players that signed with him knew what they were signing up for and if they didn't then it just proves that most athletes are idiots. Same goes for Doc Rivers, I saw a guy on CBS this morning say that Doc didn't deserve this when he agreed to coach them, BULLSHIT, it's been documented since the day Sterling bought that team he's not exactly PC, he's been SUED and LOST for being a racist.



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State Farm pulls out

 

 

The fallout from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments continues to loom large, and it has cost the team a very big sponsorship. On Monday, during an appearance on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd, the CEO of State Farm appeared to discuss his company’s sponsorship of the Clippers.

As it turns out, State Farm will no longer serve as a sponsor for the team due to Sterling’s insensitive and unacceptable remarks.

Yes, that will likely mean no more “Cliff Paul.”

With the big decision by State Farm to distance themselves from Sterling and the Clippers organization, it would not be surprising to see more companies follow in their footsteps.

The Clippers will continue to deal with the negative backlash that was caused by their bigot owner, until the NBA and his fellow owners take a stand that could cost him the team.

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O&A played the entire audio this morning and I was just listening to it, you know, in the grand scheme of things Sterling has done in his life, this is one of the LEAST offensive things..he didn't really use any racial slurs, he's just an 80 year old man who is just old-school in his racist thinking. It's kind of comical to me that THIS is what's going to take him down.

If you listen to it what it really comes off as he's an 80 year old guy with a hot girlfriend who's 50 years younger than him that goes out without him, parties and flaunts that she's out with younger people all the time, clubbing and partying it up, he looks like an old cuckold dude when she's hanging all over these younger guys and he's like "Please, everyone knows we're not fucking and I'm just an old man but do yo have to flaunt it?!?!"

I ALMOST felt sorry for him at one point where she's just going on and on dragging this shit out and he just says "Please just leave me alone.." lol. How about instead of the entire world getting just riled up and offended and bring out the torches against this guy they just realize he's part of a dying generation and when they're gone things are going to get a little better, and then that generation will be gone and it will be a little better, etc, etc..you can't change his types and forcing him out by making him sell his team for a gazillion bucks really isn't punishing him at all..



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LOS ANGELES -- Donald Sterling donated money for years to the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, which honored the Clippers owner with a lifetime achievement award in 2009 and was planning to present him another in May until the controversy broke over his racially insensitive comments that went public over the weekend.

The amount Sterling has given to the L.A. NAACP branch was not revealed at a news conference Monday held by L.A. branch president Leon Jenkins.

"It's an insignificant amount of money, and we're going to return it," said Jenkins, who added the NAACP and Sterling have had a relationship for "maybe 15-20 years."

Sterling's award from the NAACP in 2009 came just before he agreed to pay a $2.765 million settlement in a case that alleged he discriminated against African Americans, Latinos and others at apartment buildings he owned in Los Angeles County.

The NAACP no longer plans to honor Sterling at its event next month, at which Rev. Al Sharpton and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti will receive awards as Persons of the Year.

"There is no place in my town for any racist company," Garcetti said Monday on CNBC. "We don't want to see leadership of any company here that's not welcome in Los Angeles. And we absolutely won't tolerate it. Those comments were despicable. I hope that the very strongest sanctions are levied by the league against the owner if it is proven that that indeed is Donald Sterling."

Jenkins, however, said he won't ask Sterling to return the 2009 award.

"This is not like the Heisman Trophy, dude," he said. "He has the award. We're not going to ask him to return an award that he got years ago."

Jenkins said the NAACP decided to honor Sterling because of "a body of work. Mr. Sterling's organization has on a consistent basis brought in the minority community. He has also over the years contributed to a number of minority charities. Compared to other L.A. franchises, his organization gave more money than the others."

The president of the California branch of the NAACP was stunned when she got an invitation recently from the L.A. unit to its May gala honoring Sterling.

In an interview Monday with ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd, Alice Huffman said she was surprised Sterling was being given another lifetime achievement award.

MORE: Sterling not likely to be ousted as owner

"I thought to myself, 'A second lifetime award? That's kind of unusual. He hasn't died and come back to life. He already has one lifetime award. Why the second one?' And then this story broke," said Huffman.

Huffman said it is not unusual for local chapters of the NAACP to receive donations from corporations and individuals and then hand out awards to those people.

"The local branches of the NAACP can choose people they have a close relationship with and if their executive committee agrees, they can give that person an award," Huffman said.

"As I recall, the (L.A.) branch took a little heat for that award in 2009. The branch president pointed out that the litigation was going on and was not conclusive, and therefore he did not want to prejudge. They went ahead and gave him the award.

"What the world doesn't know about an organization like the NAACP is that we are all volunteers. We don't have a funding stream to support our activities across this country. Every local unit has to go and raise its own funds. We sort of have to work with corporations.

"But you have to have integrity. You can't let the color of the money taint what you should be doing. I tell people who contribute to me, 'If we can support you, we will. But you cannot buy the NAACP. We are not for sale. But we appreciate your support, because we make America a better place.' "

Garcetti, on CNBC, said the city is behind the Clippers players.

"Let me first say to the players that are the clippers, I want to tell them that this city is behind them. They are welcome in this town and that we are rooting for them. I think they have been lost in themix of all of this. And this is a fabulous team of great, bright stars. And this city is 100% behind you, especially as you prepare" for playoff games.

Other than Sharpton and Garcetti, NAACP honorees in May include Charles Patton, a retired attorney, who is to receive a lifetime achievement award; Shannon Brown, Federal Express executive; Javier Angulo, Wal-Mart executive; Leland Spencer, restaurant owner and Hester Watkins, retired educator.

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I haven't dived into the story, but can anyone explain the context of the recording? Did this chick record him on her cell phone or something without his knowledge? And who is she again? Girlfriend or wife?



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Blazer wrote: I haven't dived into the story, but can anyone explain the context of the recording? Did this chick record him on her cell phone or something without his knowledge? And who is she again? Girlfriend or wife?
Mistress who is being sued by his wife.  The whole lot of them are trash.  There's obviously an ulterior motive for this conversation being taped and released.  But it's impossible to feel sorry for this guy, but I hope the mistress winds up working the nearest street corner after this.



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Married Jo wrote: I ALMOST felt sorry for him at one point where she's just going on and on dragging this shit out and he just says "Please just leave me alone.." lol. How about instead of the entire world getting just riled up and offended and bring out the torches against this guy they just realize he's part of a dying generation and when they're gone things are going to get a little better, and then that generation will be gone and it will be a little better, etc, etc..you can't change his types and forcing him out by making him sell his team for a gazillion bucks really isn't punishing him at all..
If racism is unacceptable, it's unacceptable all the time, no matter how old the person.

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Did you hear that? It was my point going over your head.



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Mark Cuban usually has the best take on...well, just about everything.

http://reason.com/blog/2014/04/29/mark-cuban-sterlings-racism-abhorrent-bu

Mark Cuban, the outspoken owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks has weighed in on the Donald Sterling controversy. Sterling is the 80-something owner of the Los Angeles Clippers who allegedly said vile things about blacks during a conversation with a former girlfriend.

Cuban, who also hosts the reality TV show Shark Tank, says

What Donald said was wrong,” Cuban said. “It was abhorrent. There’s no place for racism in the NBA, any business I’m associated with, and I don’t want to be associated with people who have that position.

“But at the same time, that’s a decision I make. I think you’ve got to be very, very careful when you start making blanket statements about what people say and think, as opposed to what they do. It’s a very, very slippery slope.

“Again, there’s no excuse for his positions. There’s no excuse for what he said. There’s no excuse for anybody to support racism. There’s no place for it in our league, but there’s a very, very, very slippery slope.

“If it’s about racism and we’re ready to kick people out of the league, OK? Then what about homophobia? What about somebody who doesn’t like a particular religion. What about somebody who’s anti-semitic What about a xenophobe?

“In this country, people are allowed to be morons.”
More here, from The Dallas Morning News.

Cuban, who made his money with Broadcast.com and is one of the most forward-looking businessmen when it comes to issues such as intellectual property and technology (he supported file-sharing pioneer Grokster in its case against movie studio MGM), raises a series of interesting questions, including whether private conversations should have public consequences of the sort we're dealing with here.

To this point: If Sterling didn't have a long and unsavory history regarding racially charged issues (NBA legend and former Clippers GM Elgin Baylor sued him for wrongful termination and discrimination; he settled a case charging him with discriminatory housing practices), the tape might not have been as explosive.

One of the implications of Cuban's comments is that many players, coaches, and team owners would be in trouble if homophobia were raised to the level of racism as a disqualifying set of beliefs. Despite the recent announcement of an openly gay current player, the league is widely regarded as a hotbed of anti-gay animus. Cuban's point, which I think he makes with clarity and with the best of intentions, is that chasing out bad ideas is never as easy as it seems at first blush.

The NBA has a governing constitution that will guide the league commissioner in whether and how to discipline Sterling. The document is secret however, so it's not immediately clear what guidance it gives in this sort of situation (other leagues have squeezed out owners for racially charged comments and after being convicted for criminal activity). One hint as to what's in the card may come from Cuban's comments to his hometown paper:

Cuban called for maximum sanctions and said the NBA would be better off without Sterling but stopped short of joining Houston owner Leslie Alexander in calling for the league to force Sterling out.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver is holding a press conference today at 2 p.m. ET today



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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.



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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.



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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.

Sure is.  That was on point.

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