Donald Sterling Racist Comments Fiasco: Updates/Analysis (P. 3)

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elton_sucks42
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Btw I think the story a few years back about he would take women to the clippers locker room after the game to look at their "beautiful black bodies" is way more disgusting.

That flew under the radar because we were a lottery team then. Now we are poised to make a deep playoff run and this blows up? Unbelievable.

ClippersDA
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Well said. And seconded. I just hope it's not a distraction.

elton_sucks42
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This one broke when we had brand and cassell

http://deadspin.com/5727545/last-nights ... ack-bodies

LuckTheFakers
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Anyone who really wants to weigh in on this really needs to listen to the audio. Because to me, it sounded like the rantings of a pathetic old man who didn't really understand what he was talking about-- I would actually be more concerned with Sterling's mental stability than his racism if he has any say in team decisions. The other thing that you'll take from the audio is what an incredible bitch his "girlfriend' must be to set him up like this.

ClipperPostman
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It's really as simple as that? When you have built a relationship with a team

that represents your city and have grown to love and respect the

players and staff, just "Stop rooting for them".

So because other high powered figures racist we should just accept this? It's ok now?

So because there are other rapist we shouldn't get outraged over any?

Come on brother.

elton_sucks42
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I'm confident doc will keep our guys focused. If vinny was still the coach I would have just handed the series to golden state.

I'm sure doc hates sterling even when he was player.

Clipperfn4lf
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Jemele Hill tweeted "If I was a Clipper fan I'd burn my jersey." I called her out because I felt it was disrespectful to clipper fan hood. Now getting tons of mentions about how stupid that is loll.

BaadMaster
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There is a lot of closet racism in America. Just look at our President's approval rating. Not to get political, but any white President who killed Osama Bin Ladin, kept our country safe, got universal health care and got us out of the Great Recession would not have a 45% approval rating. So he who is without sin cast the first stone.

I agree that this shows Sterling is at least a closet racist. What is the penalty for being a closet racist? I really don't know.

LuckTheFakers
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Yes, it is as simple as that. The Clippers are a business for Sterling. The only way to hurt him is to hurt his business, and that means to not support it. Same way people who dislike Amazon's or Walmart's shady business practices choose not to frequent those establishments.

Or, if you are like me, you could choose to not give a **** about the owner because, practically speaking, unless he makes bad business decisions he doesn't affect my life one bit. I will continue to cheer on the Clippers and frequent Amazon and Walmart. I just don't think it's a big deal that he's not a good person.

JQuick32
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Some people on here have this absolutist idea that being a fan means blindly supporting every aspect of the team no matter what. In reality, it's very possible to cheer for the players but not for Sterling.

elton_sucks42
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This is a pr nightmare though. Doc will be busy addressing questions tomorrow leading up to the game in Sunday.

BaadMaster
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I'm sure Jim Buss is doing the Irish Jig at this point.

LuckTheFakers
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I doubt it. If there's one thing about Doc, it's that he doesn't let the outside world affect the team. Or at least he says as much. He was saying all season long that he didn't even look at the other team's records.

JQuick32
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That's the other aspect that's being ignored. It's just not as simple as "oh, Sterling's a racist, so what?" Doc and the players are going to be bombarded with questions about this. The media is already having a field day. Donald Sterling is trending on Twitter and that's NEVER a good thing.

Not to mention, the fans have suffered enough. We deserve a stable franchise like the Spurs where most people wouldn't even be able to name the owner without looking it up. It's not fair for Doc and the players to suddenly have to deal with this too.

LuckTheFakers
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Yes, which is exactly how I feel. But the fact that you go off the deep end because our owner-- someone who, for all intents & purposes, doesn't affect us as fans one bit unless he makes a stupid basketball decision-- said something uncool in the privacy of his home, means that you can't make that distinction. You love it because it's drama and it's clear you feed off that. I don't give a **** about drama and just want to see good basketball.

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elton_sucks42
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I agree. But I guarantee you the press will ask him questions about leaked audio and sterling's statements. How can they not? Lol

LuckTheFakers
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I'll be glad to take a ban for the team if he goes with me!

ClipperPostman
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I think it's denial to pretend this doesn't affect the clippers

team. This is a fiery topic.. Look at this thread for example.

That audio has affected clipper nation...

I agree Don is a scumbag, but so is his girlfriend for strategically

putting it out during our playoff run.

elton_sucks42
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I wish that ho leaked the audio after the playoffs.

Phu7
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I listened to the audio. Golddigging bitch just trying to get herself some money on the way out. Sterling sounds like a jealous grumpy old man. He doesn't want his gf using social media to upload pics of herself for guys to check out. Sterling tells gf not to bring black ppl to the games, he is not saying no black people are allowed in staples. He employs a lot of black people..heck my Clippers rep for season tickets is black. I don't know if he has control of the security at staples but most of them are black too. We will see how this plays out but i don't think its going to a big issue.

LuckTheFakers
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OMG enough with the theatrics already. This will not affect anything. Other fans already know DTS is the laughingstock of the league and this is just more fuel for the fire to them.

BaadMaster
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I am glad this was leaked after the last play. If before, Steohanie would have gotten three free throws.

ClipperPostman
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How do you know this won't affect the team? Did they all send you

a personal email giving you reassurance that their owner coming

out disrespecting their race, heritage, family, and community didn't

bother them one bit?

LuckTheFakers
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Because they would have to be living in the darkages not to know that Sterling is 1) racist and 2) a weirdo. All this did was clarify it.

JQuick32
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That's not where the potential distraction comes in. The distraction is brought forth by the media inevitably harping on this story now and questioning the players and coaches about something that's completely unrelated to the on-court product.

I hope those who feel it won't be too bad for the players are right - but it seems like this will be too big a shitstorm to keep entirely under wraps. Thanks, Donald! roll

BaadMaster
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That might be true. But it does not excuse racism when you employ many critical people of African descent. This is a big problem for the Clippers.

You guys/girls might think Magic Johnson would be the "enemy," but he hates Jim Buss and would love to take over a team with BG, DJ and CP3 at its core. And then all the Lakers fans would follow him. To me, that sounds like synergy.

LuckTheFakers
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Yeah, we don't need anymore Laker fans bandwagoning onto our team. Thanks but no thanks. The Laker fans made it perfectly clear how they feel about the Clippers at Dodger stadium the other night.

CapsNClips
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Can't we just hire Jamal to break Donald's ankles....and then kneecaps....then neck?

Can we please just give the keys to this franchise to somebody who doesn't cause an 8.7 on the Richter scale every time he opens his mouth? That would be lovely.

gman
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This is going to blow up.

Things I got from this is that he is not racist, but his friends are. That is why he is saying people call me and tell me.

Or the "GF" is banging them. Another reason he does not want her to post pictures all over the net. How old is she???

I am not defending Donald. Do not know the guy. Never have seen him around, nor do I know anyone who knows him.

In no point, unless I missed it, he says he dislike black or minorities.

The whole ordeal maybe because of his friends. He is an old guy who was brought up in a different culture. He is clearly trying to change (See Exhibit GF) but again, his friends are letting him have it. Or option B. He knows "GF" is banging someone and he does not want her to post pics of them walking around.

Hope Doc has his players in check. Hope this does not get into their minds as a distraction. Need to be focused on the big picture.

gman
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Who in the blue heavens is her???

Ricky
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How would you guys react to getting calls that your girl is hanging out and taking pictures with random black dudes?

gman
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Forgot to mention if you were old and rich as a mountain!!!

Low cheap shot by "GF"

CapsNClips
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This isn't 1952. Taking pictures and black dudes are pretty common things in America.

Ricky
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So you are totally cool that your girl might be sleeping with some black dude and being public about it?

ekker3
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i stopped caring about DTS a looooong time ago. no need to get upset here, we already know the man's ignorant.

i just heard 2 dumb people have a conversation for 9 minutes.

ekker3
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Apparently DTS is cool with it by telling her everything's fair game, just don't take pictures with them. what a relationship.

BaadMaster
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When you get to be real old and real rich, you attract lowlifes, gold diggers and traitors. When you get real old, you get stupid and you cannot change with "The Instagram." Age, wealth and stupidity combine to get these results. I feel sorry for him; I just wish I had his money.

renshaibob
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He's not racist, he loves all minorities, its just that his friends seen the negro man, the Mandingo and you know you can't let them Mandingo's or the younger white race think they all equal so biaatch stop taking picture's with them

comeONcraig
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But, but, there was something special... The "hip hip hoorays."

Ricky
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DTS comes off to me as a jealous boyfriend more than a racist. He doesn't want her to be seen in public with other dudes, in this case a black dude. She is clearly baiting him and steering the conversation to make him look racist.

Either way, I could care less. I don't follow the team because of DTS.

renshaibob
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No no no, it's ok for her to bring white guys to the party but not them Minorities.

renshaibob
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it's ok to take the picture with Larry Bird but not Magic Johnson. You can't spin this it is what it is the dude doesn't believe in mixed relations unless he is getting it. And the girl was setting his stupid ass up.

ClipperPostman
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Taking a picture with Magic Johnson is just "some black dude". Really? Show some

respect.

Dunkathon
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Well, this is the last thing the Clippers needed. I mean, I knew Sterling was a rotten racist, but he sure did (#*$ up this time.

Way I see it though, if the Clippers players are so distracted by this that they lose in the first round, then they weren't contenders to begin with, let alone that good of a team. Good teams have to tune out or minimize the noise as much as they can, whether it's the owner being a racist, or the owner not knowing how to run the team at all (the Lakers/Knicks).

KVNDEEZ
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You must kidding.. Why on earth would we forfeit a PLAYOFF game for DTS.. Yes I understand he's an ignorant douche bag, but the NBA will not do anything about it. He cuts the checks and pays the bills, that's it.

FreaKeyy
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Settle down people. Please don't write anything without listening to the recording. I just listened to it and I'm impressed with DTS, I honestly expected to hear much worse things. He was in a heated argument and he never once said the N word, he called them Black and minorities. If he was truly as racist as he was before then he would've said worse things. I think he changed for the better, not saying completely but theres an improvement. To me he's just a confused old man, who doesn't even sound like he knows the obvious, he's that whores b*tch. He sounds like he's scared of his girlfriend and sadly the hoe knows this and she kept baiting him. It's really sad to hear because she talks to him like he's a kid.

Anyway am I defending him? Yeah this time I am but I'm not saying his not because everyone knows he's racist but Players and Staffs knew he was racist from the beginning and this is nothing new. Even Clippers fan knows this, unless you barely jumpshipped or were living under a rock.

Bottomline

1.This news was blown out of proportion

  1. DTS is a gullible old man and I wouldn't trust him to make decisions for our team.

3.He's still obviously ignorant but he has improved( Basing this off the audio and the older worst news)

  1. Bad timing for this to come out because I'll be lying if I say this won't distract the team one bit.
KVNDEEZ
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Our players will acknowledge Sterling's comments but I don't think this will hurt us during this playoff run.

Our players are playing to win a championship for the team, fans, and city.. not some idiot owner who they rarely interact with.

ClipsGForce
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Come on guys. It wasn't that bad.

Please, spare me with your charade that it will affect the Clips. Please, Clips is going all the way.

ClipsGForce
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Thank you. Someone understands!

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