Donald Sterling Racist Comments Fiasco: Updates/Analysis (P. 35)

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ClipperKyle32
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OH HOT DAYUUUM. HERE WE GO

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I have to imagine if he's going to give a verdict today that it falls into Shelly's favor.

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Agreed.

Clippersfan86
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Okay Clippers fans. Time to hold hands, say our prayers and hope for the best. In less than 2 hours.. we will have a decision which will forever alter the history of the franchise we support. Most likely Shelly is given the okay to continue on with the sale and Ballmer will be the new owner in about a month. If the worst case happens.. Donald wins and this thing drags out months while the NBA ousts Sterling and puts the team up for auction.

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Clippersfan86 wrote:
Okay Clippers fans. Time to hold hands, say our prayers and hope for the best. In less than 2 hours.. we will have a decision which will forever alter the history of the franchise we support. Most likely Shelly is given the okay to continue on with the sale and Ballmer will be the new owner in about a month. If the worst case happens.. Donald wins and this thing drags out months while the NBA ousts Sterling and puts the team up for auction.

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In fairness, today's decision is tentative and not legally binding. While I suspect that this is being done to hurt DTS' case for an appeal (he can't legally claim that the judge rushed to a decision), the binding decision is what we need to be praying for.

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Wait what the hell are those three emojis doing with each other?

Clippersfan86
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It's extremely rare that a judge will change his verdict from the initial verbal one according to a lawyer reporting on the case. It's almost unheard of it sounds like.

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True, but as a fan of this franchise all my life, I'm still nervous for the one-in-a-million chance he changes his mind. Smile

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Absolutely. I just have a good feeling about this one. After refs robbed us vs OKC... I feel like this is the only thing that will make me feel good about the coming season. A new owner, more front office stability etc. Now we can actually hire statistics guys, better scouts etc with Ballmer giving unlimited access to funds. That's far more reassuring to me than anything the team would have accomplished under Sterling. With Ballmer the team will have the foundation and culture to pull a Mark Cuban/Peter Holt and be a perennial contender for more than a decade.

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Also, why would it take a month for Ballmer to become the owner? Couldn't Silver get the owners on the phone ASAP to vote him in? They've already vetted him several times.

Clippersfan86
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Because the NBA is lazy. They like to schedule the votes a month away. Which is incredibly dumb IMO. Why the hell would it take a month to get all the NBA owners on a phone conference?

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Not sure how I feel about this.

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Okay, it appears that the final argument will be over whether or not 1310b (which would ban DTS from appealing) should be invoked.

This is a must-win. Without 1310b being invoked, DTS will tie this up in court even longer.

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http://www.si.com/nba/video/2014/07/28/ ... ers-future

Michael McCann with good analysis as usual. Talks about what effect either ruling will have, if the Clippers would sell for more or less in a bid scenario etc.

Clippersfan86
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The judge will forever be a hero among Clippers fans if he invokes it. Ballmer should offer the man lifetime floor seats.

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Never mind floor seats, they should retire his gavel!

Clippersfan86
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Obviously if he rules the other way he will go down infamously in Clippers history too. But yea, I'd seriously forever be grateful to this judge for seeing passed the BS of Sterling and his team. For caring about the future of the Clippers organization and it's fans.

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Can we write the judge? Like a victim impact statement.

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Blatant lie... at least three banks have started demanding millions in unpaid loans from DTS since he revoked the trust.

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Even if so, wouldn't change anything. He's making a verbal ruling this afternoon.

Clippersfan86
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Donald is such a piece of trash. Where is the concern for the fans in all of this? Not as directly affected like coaches/players/staff of organization (which BTW he's shown complete disregard for as well), but nonetheless to detonate a team all to prove a point? The fans that have supported this team for varying lengths of time may very well watch the team explode before their very eyes. It's unfair on so many levels. Please judge, make the right choice.

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DTS has never cared about the fans, why would he start caring now? Sadly, I have a bad feeling about 1310b for some reason.

Clippersfan86
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Reporters keep saying this female lawyer out of nowhere making Donald's closing argument is pretty much killing it... not looking good :'(.

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There's always a freaking catch with Sterling, whether it's him agreeing to sell and then renegging or him saving his only competent lawyer until the very end to save his ass. This is going to drag on for years.

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Fans/players essentially screwed themselves by

  1. Not actually boycotting.

  2. Fans continuing to buy tickets at the same rate for the coming season.

Hard to argue against these facts.

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The most annoying part is that this chick is actually using the players' decision not to boycott in the playoffs against them. I knew they should have walked off the court, but of course, I was ripped a new one at the time for saying it by the homers.

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Not totally correct. How many sellout games after the story broke? These were the playoffs. Plus, Silver banned Sterling for life. That didn't stop the sponsors from leaving in droves and that is not going to change.

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Kyle she still needs to win 2 more rounds/issues AND get the rare 1310b. I believe if Donald even wins one issue, no 1310b possible.

ClipperKyle32
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Can We Change This Thread Name Now. Can remove whatever was Donald off of this sight. All the nixed trades and everything. I never want to see this mans face again

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Just heard the glorious news! It's going to be exciting to see Steve Ballmer being introduced as the new owner of the Clippers. Woohoo!

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Aaaaand we're back to a long, drawn-out legal drama:

How much did the judge get bribed to vacate that decision? At this point, I'll believe that the sale will happen when I see it!

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Aaaaand we're back to a long, drawn-out legal drama:

How much did the judge get bribed to vacate that decision? At this point, I'll believe that the sale will happen when I see it!

if you didn't expect this you were fooling yourself.

Just another Hail Mary (more $) by the Sterling lawyers. He has just one hand on the rope before he lets go.

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I expected the writ, that's not what I'm worried about. What's alarming is the judge vacating his decision. That doesn't sound good at all.

Clippersfan86
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The judge is a straight retard. He could of ended this fiasco today. Now Sterling has up until the 13th.. which is two f**ing days before the NBA board is supposed to meet and make a decision on Ballmer. RIDICULOUS.

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Writ filed by DTS's lawyers Fri. has been denied because no official order from judge has been given. Expect writ to be re-filed next week

Is this good or bad??

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http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2014/08/ ... .html?_r=0

Seems good for the sale!

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Donald is such a piece of trash. Where is the concern for the fans in all of this? Not as directly affected like coaches/players/staff of organization (which BTW he's shown complete disregard for as well), but nonetheless to detonate a team all to prove a point? The fans that have supported this team for varying lengths of time may very well watch the team explode before their very eyes. It's unfair on so many levels. Please judge, make the right choice.
The Judge can't weigh the disappointment or needs of the fans in the decision. It's about Donald and Shelly.....

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so what happened to 1310b... i haven't been keeping up with the Kartrashians

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http://www.si.com/nba/2014/08/08/donald ... ppers-sale

How can he appeal the Un-appealable?

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