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  1. OLD SKOOL HQ

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    the worst sports network of all the major sports NBA TV went back to their normal programming right after the PC was over.....now maybe the league can fix THIS! lloll...
     
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    Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers organization or the NBA," said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during a news conference in New York.
    Silver also said he would immediately recommend to the NBA Board of Governors that they force a sale of the Clippers and that he would do "everything in [his] power to ensure that happens."
     
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    Throughout this whole sorry mess, one thing still is not clear: what is the motive for the chick to leak these phone conversations? Retribution? Spotlight? She obviously won't be getting the royal treatment from Sterling any more. So, what's in it for her?
     
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    Wow. Thats pretty solid.
     
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    Whitlock: Removing Donald Sterling as L.A. Clippers owner won't fix our culture - ESPN
     
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    It's open season on old rich guys..........
     
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    With his wife now defending him, his side chick will make a bundle for outing him. A book and movie are probably already formulating.
     
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    Sterling is just another buffoon living in a cocoon. His wife replicates their adulated style and her personal occupation of sitting next to her husband as that type of projection. The rich can get that vision out of their pretentious presentations. She has been there before: A Ferrari, TWO Bentleys and a $1.4MILLION apartment: Race-row NBA owner Donald Sterling's lavish gifts to girlfriend he argued with on racist recording, as revealed by his wife of 50 years' lawsuit | Mail Online.

    Nothing will change. Your lives will not change.
    However, the professional sports shall shortly be subjected to certain sorts of obsequious conduits...bringing on a litany of new company internal departments of Race Equality. Complete with the following tool kit: Terminology | Race Equality Toolkit
    And so it goes.
     
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    First of all where can I get an Adam Silver jersey? The dude probably went where David Stern would have been afraid to go. The NBA needed this, the Clipper team and their fans needed this and our society needed.

    My only concern is who else out there in ownership in any sport or the controlling management of the large firms share the same sentiment and beliefs as Sterling, but just hasn't been exposed yet to the general public.

    Ms Stiviano's lawyers claim she did not leak the tape.....yeah sure she didn't. Right now Sterling is getting beat up, But in the end she will get hers too....as it's is illegal in the state of California to tape someone and then make the recording public without getting approval from all voices recorded.
     
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    I'm glad to see the NBA take a stand on this issue. I deplore racism, or abject discrimination of any kind. I'm not sure what the NBA can do about forcing him to sell but they really took the wind out of his sails by banning him from any association. That sends a clear message, and the right one in my opinion - no one is above recrimination and reprimand for this kind of behaviour.

    I am aware that this was a 'private' conversation, and people have the right to think whatever they want, but for those who want to argue the legal semantics of the whole case, you would do well to remember that this right only extends to cover that situation where others are not negatively influenced. In this case, those comments allowed racism to rear its ugly head in the public sphere once again. It is hard to quantify the effect of people being told that their race holds them subordinate in the eyes of others.

    How can we all just get along with idiots like this hanging around...
     
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    This would be the best possible thing, IMHO. The owners could vote to remove the Clips from the league and replace them with another franchise from the LA area and then his team would be worth nothing. Sterling wouldn't get anything of value out of the whole deal like the billion he stands to make right now.

    It won't happen that way, of course; Sterling's a bigot, but he's not THAT stupid.
     
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    She'll need a ghost writer. She doesn't look like she has two brain cells to rub together. But Sterling beats her in stupidity, for trusting her. This is no country for old men who make racist comments and acquire a mistress from the very race they dislike.

    She strikes me as one of those NBA groupies that likes hanging around the culture of the NBA. Sterling gave her the ability to do that.
     
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    All of these actors and stars need to stop. None of them have enough money to buy the team outright. They are just trying to get their name mentioned.

    It is going to be real interesting how this forced sale happens. What will the sale price be? It is his property. They can't dictate the sale price to him. What if his asking price is 1 billion dollars?
    Fair market price would probably be around 500 to 600 million.
     
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    Bottom line. He won't be around long to enjoy it anyhow plus wherever he is going it doesn't matter whether he is primce or pauper. White or black. Too bad Donald..,
     

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