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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Magic Johnson is a mastermind. Takes instagram picture with racist Clippers owners' girlfriend. Now will end up buying Clippers at discounted rate.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    Uh, sure they would. Sterling being a racist isn't anything new. This is a topic that's been written about for decades. If casual fans knew about it, of course those actually in the NBA knew about his feelings. Do you honestly think Chris Paul didn't know about Sterling before he put his name on the dotted line? The value of money doesn't change just because the person handing it to you is a *****.
    Well if they were losing sponsors and could cause the NBA as a whole to lose sponsors, then it forced the NBA to step in.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    But that process, presumably, will take months. In the mean time, can he stop issuing pay checks? Can he sever his lease with the Staples Center?

    I guess I now just don't understand what you own when you own an NBA team. How can you be banned from the NBA, but be expected to do things like honor player contracts?

    I think the action is justified, I just can't understand how this will all work.
    The teams are franchises, so technically the NBA ultimately owns the rights and all that I'd imagine. As far as severing the lease I assume there's a board of some kind that would have to vote on a move such as that.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    No free agent will ever sign with the Clippers as long as he owns them.
    You are assuming people put morals before $$$$.


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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    it was either this or the clippers were going to be ****ed as a franchise. Rumors say Rivers would leave, and other players would leave. Also, the amount of money the Clippers and the NBA would be losing from sponsorship would be pretty damaging. Nothing else Silver probably could do. I'm guessing the owners are gonna vote for Sterling to keep the team, which could mean this could become nasty between sterling and the owners. This is far by over yet...
    no they wont



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Looks like he gone. For good.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    He was in the league for 30 years with these views, they were well documented in several instances. Why is this time all of a sudden so different?
    He was never convicted of it. Silver said it during the press conference. Players will follow money but he was never truly convicted of being a racist. The free agents could have researched him and knew this was possibly a consequence of him being the owner.


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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by CyJack13 View Post
    He was in the league for 30 years with these views, they were well documented in several instances. Why is this time all of a sudden so different?
    Adam Silver has the testicles to deal with this issue. David Stern didn't.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    Magic Johnson is a mastermind. Takes instagram picture with racist Clippers owners' girlfriend. Now will end up buying Clippers at discounted rate.
    Magic will need some people with big pockets. A bidding war will happen over the Clippers and reports say easily over a billion.
    I hope they go after another racist, Spike Lee. Please remove him from all NBA games.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Adam Silver just gained a ton of respect while also making a name for himself... Not a bad day for him.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Silver just dropped the banhammer.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by cbro31 View Post
    no they wont
    we'll see...Mark Cuban for example didn't agree with the option of forcing him to sell when he spoke with the media. He can change his opinion but I can see where owners aren't going to 100% agree with this.


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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballzz View Post
    Adam Silver has the testicles to deal with this issue. David Stern didn't.
    Well also understand Sterling was an old owner and getting rid of them in such a young league would've been a bad idea from a business standpoint.


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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Ban hammer - they enforced the correct penalty IMO. He bought the team for $12.5 mil in 81', the league is gonna force him sell. Yahoo reported the bids will start at a $Bill$. Too bad the $2.5mil fine is the most they can fine.



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    Re: Donald Sterling (Owner of the Clippers) is incredibly racist

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballzz View Post
    Adam Silver has the testicles to deal with this issue. David Stern didn't.
    I don't know how Stern would have dealt with this specific case, but as Adam Silver's first test - he aced it.

    That was the best press conference i've ever heard by a public figure. He was decisive and quick, and then answered the questions directly with as few words as possible - no equivocating or opining. Politicians should take lessons from this guy, it was brilliant.

    I was listening Jay Mohr in the car during the presser and Jay about lost it, he was downright giddy and couldn't stop raving about Silver. He broke in after the question started and summed the statement up this way
    "I AM THE FRICKIN' COMMISSIONER OF THE NBA!! WHAT IS MY NAME!?!?!"



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