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    No anger u are making a statement "this will not be tolerated" "I will not play for you" simple.


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    Quote grindhouse wrote: View Post
    I would look at it as this is bigger than me a statement has to be made


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    NBA isn't just another small company, buddy. They're big. They can't release a statement based on emotions, they have to investigate and complete extensive due diligence before releasing any 'complete' statement.

    I'm sure NBA got broad powers which they'll be able use after investigation is done. Of course, if they want to force this racist out - they'll face legal action no matter what. ( unless sterling decides just to sell this team on his own. )
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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    NBA isn't just another small company, buddy. They're big. They can't release a statement based on emotions, they have to investigate and complete extensive due diligence before releasing any 'complete' statement.

    I'm sure NBA got broad powers which they'll be able use after investigation is done. Of course, if they want to force this racist out - they'll face legal action no matter what. ( unless sterling decides just to sell this team on his own. )
    U control what u can control. As a individual u say do I play or don't I me personally would not play and leave the rest up to everyone else.


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    Btw I understand where u guys are coming from I am looking at it from the bigger picture


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    Sterling has been a despicable man for a long time.. so it shouldn't be so alarming for players to now realize that this guy is a racist... The good news for the world is he's 80 years old.. so he doesn't have much time left regardless of what the NBA decides to do.

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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    Sterling has been a despicable man for a long time.. so it shouldn't be so alarming for players to now realize that this guy is a racist... The good news for the world is he's 80 years old.. so he doesn't have much time left regardless of what the NBA decides to do.
    Yes, he'll die someday. Stern thought Sterling doesn't have much time left back in '09 too, but look now. He is still alive and he's still Clips owner and still a fucking racist. ( Now wonder why this franchise wasn't successful. Karma is a bitch! ) If NBA investigation confirm Sterling's voice in TMZ tape then they better respond quickly and aggressively.

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    Quote TRex wrote: View Post
    How is that an ignorant statement? all i'm saying is, if they really want to send a message, then boycott the game. They already made a point by wearing their warmup jerseys inside out and wearing black socks/wristbands. Taking off their shooting shirts and dumping them at center court is a little bit too much. You've already made your statement, doing that is a little bit dramatic. Just play basketball OR boycott the game.
    I disagree with you 100%. Their owner slighted 95% of his own team by discriminating the African American race. How is standing up for yourself being dramatic? We're talking about blatant racism and discrimination.

    The players boycotting games is also a ridiculous suggestion. Why punish themselves by missing games during the most crucial time of the season? They got themselves to this point, not Sterling. They need to finish what their goal is.

    I hope they continue dropping their warm-ups at centre court, wearing their shirts inside-out and supporting black armbands as a statement. If anyone should boycott the games, its the fans. And I hope some do so for the next game back in LA.

    The players & coaching staff will make whatever boycott stance that they feel needs to be done this summer. This franchise will have enough drama to worry about in the next couple months if Sterling is proven guilty and doesn't put the team up forsale. I think its safe to say that Doc Rivers won't be back coaching if they're still under the same ownership.

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    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post

    Figured this is how things would go down. Should be a great resolution to the problem if sterling is forced to sell to magic

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    Clips fans would be pissed, but I wish this racist sell this team to Hansen. Seattle deserves an NBA team.

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    Quote enlightenment wrote: View Post
    "IM PART OF A CULTURE!"

    a culture our generation has tried to exterminate for the past 50 years...

    This guy cannot even vocalize his stance (from what I have read so far) with any substance ...not that there can be any when it comes to discrimination and racism which is one of the great moral sins.

    Donald Sterling is jewish and brought up Israel in his discussion re using as example how white jews in Israel treat jews of black ancestry there...hence....the logic seems to be inescapable to him!! Incredible. Nevermind that jews, especially in Israel have the Holocaust seared in their culture and memory and this of course came about thru another even more insidious form of racism and discrimination practised by the German Nazis. He of course is probably unaware that there were many jews who helped greatly with the civil rights movement of the 60s probably because of their own "cultural history".

    And then there is Cliven Bundy...but that is another story. Race is still an issue in America (see how many treat President OBama with open disrespect). I am not surprised.

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    Quote imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    Figured this is how things would go down. Should be a great resolution to the problem if sterling is forced to sell to magic
    That would indeed be freakin awesome

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    The sponsorship's are now pulling out. First State Farm and CarMax. KIA and American Virgin just pulled theirs moments ago.

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    Quote Dr. James Naismith wrote: View Post
    The sponsorship's are now pulling out. First State Farm and CarMax. KIA and American Virgin just pulled theirs moments ago.
    Awesome. That'll leave him with no chance but to sell franchise to Magic or Seattle investors! or someone else ofcourse...

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    Up think everybody is blowing this way out of proportion. The dude was having a private conversation and didn't really say anything that bad. I work with three Black guys and they don't even think what Sterling said was bad. People love to jump on the racist bandwagon.

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    Quote pece wrote: View Post
    Up think everybody is blowing this way out of proportion. The dude was having a private conversation and didn't really say anything that bad. I work with three Black guys and they don't even think what Sterling said was bad. People love to jump on the racist bandwagon.

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    in 2003 he paid $5m+ settlement to Housing Rights Center after this racist tried to force non-korean tenants out of apartments in Koreatown section. - He hasn't received any media attention for some reason.

    in 2006 he was sued again because of discrimination in the same neighborhood. Only few people noticed this lawsuit.

    in 2009 he paid $2.73m settlement because he refused to rent houses to black and hispanic people.

    and now this. Enough is enough. I love media attention, it was long time coming.

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    If you own a house, it is your right to rent it to who want. That's my opinion!

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    The fact he got sued for it is a joke!!!

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    I can't say I'm terribly interested in this controversy as we've all known (or should've known) for years that Donald Sterling is a scumbag. He's been one for decades. Remember when he was bringing in women to the locker room to stare at his players? As others have pointed out, his businesses have actively discriminated against minorities. Beyond the discrimination, Sterling's operations in several places have amounted to slums. Everyone knew this. The NBA head office knew, the owners knew and, let's be real, Doc Rivers, Elgin Baylor, et al., knew as well. Sterling got away with it cause he was of the correct political stripe and donated enough money to Grievance-Industrial Complex to get a pass (e.g. his NAACP awards).

    Now all the Very Serious People (TM) (the same ones who gave him awards and took his money when he was giving it to them and politicians they like) are outraged. This says way more about all the people who have let this guy skate for years than it does about Sterling cause we already knew he was awful.

    As an aside, "poor" Doc Rivers who took millions from Sterling and bailed on the Celtics cause he wanted a title is now a victim. Please.

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