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from tmz.com:

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling told his GF he does NOT want her bringing black people to his games ... including Magic Johnson ... and it's ALL on tape.

TMZ Sports has obtained audio of Sterling making the racist declaration during a heated argument on April 9th with V. Stiviano ... after she posted a photo on Instagram posing with Magic. 

Sterling rails on Stiviano -- who ironically is black and Mexican -- for putting herself out in public with a black person (she has since taken the pic down).  But it doesn't end there.  You have to listen to the audio to fully grasp the magnitude of Sterling's racist worldview. Among the comments:

"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?" 

-- "You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want.  The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games." 

"I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people." 

 "...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me.  And don't bring him to my games."


Sterling has a documented history of allegedly racist behavior -- he's been sued twice by the federal government for allegedly refusing to rent apartments to Blacks and Latinos.

 He was also sued by former Clippers exec Elgin Baylor for racial discrimination -- though a jury was ultimately not convinced and shot down Baylor's case.  

Sterling has been separated from his wife Shelly for years.  She remains a key player in running the team and sources tell us she's "mortified" by Sterling's comments.

We have made several calls to Sterling and his people ... so far, no word back. 


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Magic Johnson calling for him to sell the team now

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I just find it funny that he tells his GF that she can sleep with black people but just don't bring them to any Clipper games. 

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And to think it was literally yesterday I was thinking how well off the Clippers were with Sterling having not been heard from all season long.

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thunderbolt wrote: And to think it was literally yesterday I was thinking how well off the Clippers were with Sterling having not been heard from all season long.
Would have been funnier if yesterday was Black Friday. :tongue:

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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!!!

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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. 

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Next time they play in LA I hope the fans show up in black face.

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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!!!
Freedom of speech means he's not going to be arrested or punished by the government.  It doesn't mean that there can't be repercussions from a private league like the NBA.  The only one you mentioned who is comparable is Aaron, who is clearly just as racist, and should be asked to resign from the Braves.  But you're all over the map with the others.  What are "black rappers" supposed to be removed from?  And which ones?  All of them?  If you don't like what they have to say, don't buy their albums.  Pretty simple. 

Sterling's removal should be both a moral and business decision from a private enterprise in that 1) in his position, with his views, and with a past reputation on acting on those views, he's clearly prone to discrimination and 2) with almost all the players and most of the fans being black, having Sterling associated with the team and league could have severe negative effects on business. 

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Taken at last night's Clipper game in Golden State.

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I figure Monday morning 9 AM out comes the 'gold plated apology'

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beejmi wrote: I figure Monday morning 9 AM out comes the 'gold plated apology'

His lawyer has already released the following statement.....which sounds totally sincere to me. :tongue:

" Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life."

" He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them." 


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CanadianHorseman wrote: beejmi wrote: I figure Monday morning 9 AM out comes the 'gold plated apology'

His lawyer has already released the following statement.....which sounds totally sincere to me. :tongue:

" Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life."

" He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them." 



Apology accepted. Ok let's move on everyone.

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

Please?

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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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Isn't this just all about MONEY?

Is State Farm OUTRAGED? Or do they just think being a sponsor of the Clippers is bad for business?

Is the NBA OUTRAGED? Or do they have to do something [suspension, whatever] because if they don't, that is bad for business also?

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beejmi wrote: Isn't this just all about MONEY?

Is State Farm OUTRAGED? Or do they just think being a sponsor of the Clippers is bad for business?

Is the NBA OUTRAGED? Or do they have to do something [suspension, whatever] because if they don't, that is bad for business also?

Everything is always about money.

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Silver went fucking nuclear. Good for him.

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Lifetime ban. 2.5 million fine.

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beejmi wrote: Lifetime ban. 2.5 million fine.

The fine is funny considering how much Sterling will make when he sells the team.  I like that it has to go to anti-discrimination organizations, most of whom promote discrimination, rather than just giving it to a homeless organization or someone who could actually use it.  PC bullshit, but whatever, Sterling is an asshole of the highest proportions and I look forward to him choking down the fake apology that an NBA lawyer writes for him.  I also look forward to the race/sex/drugs/bestiality scandal that Silver will one day be involved in, because it eventually hits everyone.

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I don't see anything that harms Sterling other than his comments. That will hurt his reputation, but he's still a freakin billionaire. So, who really cares?

As rossi said... Yeah, he can't come to the games and he got a fine, but when Sterling sells the team, he is going to make a massive profit.

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martini wrote: ... when Sterling sells the team, he is going to make a massive profit.
I heard yesterday on PTI or Around the Horn that Sterling bought the Clippers in 1981 for $ 12.5 million and will likely get around $ 500 million when he sells the team.

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Right now I'm most concerned that almost no one on my Facebook wall knows the difference between "banned" and "band".  WTF?  I fully support a mass extinction based on intellect. 

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CanadianHorseman wrote: martini wrote: ... when Sterling sells the team, he is going to make a massive profit.
I heard yesterday on PTI or Around the Horn that Sterling bought the Clippers in 1981 for $ 12.5 million and will likely get around $ 500 million when he sells the team.

The purchase price Sterling paid  is correct, but Forbes just this morning valued the Clippers at just under 1 billion dollars, an increase of over 150 million since the Sterling story broke last week.  Go figure.

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ESPN said it was worth $535 million. Which figure is right? Either way Sterling made one hell of a return on his investment.

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srossi wrote: Right now I'm most concerned that almost no one on my Facebook wall knows the difference between "banned" and "band".  WTF?  I fully support a mass extinction based on intellect.
Maybe Silver said 'band for life' (now Sterling has to go join a band) and people took it as 'banned for life'.

What band is Sterling joining anyway?

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beejmi wrote: srossi wrote: Right now I'm most concerned that almost no one on my Facebook wall knows the difference between "banned" and "band".  WTF?  I fully support a mass extinction based on intellect.
Maybe Silver said 'band for life' (now Sterling has to go join a band) and people took it as 'banned for life'.

What band is Sterling joining anyway?

The 3 Man Band?

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srossi wrote: I fully support a mass extinction based on intellect. 
This board's going to get awful quiet. And yes - I will miss stingmark. :tongue:

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CanadianHorseman wrote: martini wrote: ... when Sterling sells the team, he is going to make a massive profit.
I heard yesterday on PTI or Around the Horn that Sterling bought the Clippers in 1981 for $ 12.5 million and will likely get around $ 500 million when he sells the team.


Did you also hear Wilbon say "The NBA is second only to the church in importance to the black community" or almost something EXACTLY like that? I was like "Wow.." when he said that..
Here is the exact quote, found it:
Basketball as an institution is 2nd only to the church in the black community...he's got to go." - Michael Wilbon

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Married Jo wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: martini wrote: ... when Sterling sells the team, he is going to make a massive profit.
I heard yesterday on PTI or Around the Horn that Sterling bought the Clippers in 1981 for $ 12.5 million and will likely get around $ 500 million when he sells the team.


Did you also hear Wilbon say "The NBA is second only to the church in importance to the black community" or almost something EXACTLY like that? I was like "Wow.." when he said that..
Here is the exact quote, found it:
Basketball as an institution is 2nd only to the church in the black community...he's got to go." - Michael Wilbon

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.

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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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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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yellowdog 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.

Yup, Kareem hit the nail on the head.  Why now?  Why not before?    

The answer is that we live in a society now where words are much worse than actions. 

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srossi wrote: yellowdog 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.

Yup, Kareem hit the nail on the head.  Why now?  Why not before?    

The answer is that we live in a society now where words are much worse than actions. 

He was quoted in one of those lawsuits as saying "black tenants stink and attract vermin" and "Hispanics just smoke,drink and hang around the building." Much more vile wording than telling his hooker not to publicly advertise her dalliances with black guys because it embarrassed him at the old boys yacht club.

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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.
Oprah just threw her name into the hat.

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Rick Rubin wants it as well.

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beejmi wrote: 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.
Oprah just threw her name into the hat.
Magic Johnson was the first to state his desire to buy the Clips

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Road Warrior Yajuta wrote: beejmi wrote: 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.
Oprah just threw her name into the hat.
Magic Johnson was the first to state his desire to buy the Clips

According to Rush Limbaugh, this was all an elaborate scheme by Magic to buy the Clippers all along and he had the whore set Sterling up.  But Rush is batshit crazy so there you go.

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Official players thus far:

Magic and his Anschutz pals;

Oprah and the guy from Java and a couple other billionaires;

In the interim, minimum value has now exceeded One Billion. Yeah, Sterling will end up hurting from all this.

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http://allenbwest.com/2014/04/folks-youre-missing-point-donald-sterling/

Absolutely brilliant!

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BlueThunder wrote: http://allenbwest.com/2014/04/folks-youre-missing-point-donald-sterling/

Absolutely brilliant!

What was brilliant about it? It ends in an tired bashing of Obama that has nothing to do with Sterling.

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Married Jo wrote: Did you hear that? It was my point going over your head.
Or it was the sound of your post being confusing, badly written and having no point (other than "leave old racists alone!"), so sorry for bringing it up.

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silentkiller wrote: BlueThunder wrote: http://allenbwest.com/2014/04/folks-youre-missing-point-donald-sterling/

Absolutely brilliant!

What was brilliant about it? It ends in an tired bashing of Obama that has nothing to do with Sterling.

The double standard. Oh, and this was written by a black man.

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silentkiller wrote: BlueThunder wrote: http://allenbwest.com/2014/04/folks-youre-missing-point-donald-sterling/

Absolutely brilliant!

What was brilliant about it? It ends in an tired bashing of Obama that has nothing to do with Sterling.

Yes, he flies off the rails towards the end into Fox News hysteria and it discredits him.  Kareem Abdul Jabbar brought up the NSA issue much more effectively without sounding like a typical partisan jackass.  This guy just wanted to rush through the Donald Sterling scandal to get to the point that he REALLY wanted to make.  Not well written.



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