Donald Sterling Banned, Fined $2.5M, NBA to Force Sale (P. 3)

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diagoro
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Sterling's beliefs are based upon his misguided religious beliefs. Not for being Jewish, but for believing that it's ok to be racist towards people because Black Jews in Israel are discriminated against. I have no idea how or why this was developed in him....just that it's about as wrong as can be.

Icecoldclipper
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Thankful he didn't take away any future or this year first rounder. Wish all the owners had votes ready by the press conference. The real question when the votes come in and he is kicked does the league own the team during likely court battle.

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Go to nba.com/clippers Powerful.

LuckTheFakers
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Yeah, but Silver specifically said that his past was not considered in doling out the punishment (whether that is true or not we don't know).

I'm listening to this Roger Mason Jr. (representing the NBPA) now and the first thing he said was "we will not be discriminated against".. and that kind of bugs me because there was no discrimination here. Sterling was basically lynched for having an opinion (albeit a pretty outdated, awful opinion). Where was the discrimination?

To be clear, I am totally happy with the results because it is great for our team. But I can't honestly say I support the policies here, especially if they are indicative of future law (and social media's effect on it) where they actually will affect our day to day living.

CapsNClips
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The Clippers P.R. person needs a raise.

TheThinkingSomething
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I damned near gave a one-man standing ovation in a parking lot while listening to the radio broadcast, screaming like an idiot. Best news I could have received, and my birthday was yesterday too, but this completely trumps it.

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The Clippers will not be sold for $1 billion since the team does not have a lucrative local TV contract like the Lakers. Since Silver's decision was made to ban Sterling, he made it harder for the franchise to be sold for top dollar. Sterling is also liable for any damages suffered by the NBA and its owners for loss of revenue. Sterling will make a profit, but not as big as advertised. The actual cash value of the team minus TV contract revenue, gate receipts, and merchandizing is far less than $50O mil. Consider how long he has had the team (since 1981) he could have made more money if he invested in more real estate. This is a well-deserved kick in the butt.

Kmartshopper
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No. If you hold reprehensible views that you need to get out, just do what all the other scumbags do; post them on the internet.

diagoro
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SWEET JESUS! This almost feels as good as (I imagine) winning the championship would be!

While I have no doubt that there will be some form of legal arguments made by Sterling, I also don't see any way he

can remain involved.

The difference between now and his past transgressions? The Clippers are good, they matter. We're not just some laughing stock of a franchise. Social media also had a HUGE impact. I've heard 'Clippers' more this past week than I have since I've been a fan in the mid 80's (a very bittersweet experience).

Thank you commish! Now, if we can just keep our godsend of a coach/GM and players....

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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LOVE IT! I had to screen shot it. WE ARE ONE.

tense2
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My heart cries for the poor soul, lol. The franchise will sell for +700 mil...count on it.

ClipsGForce
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Its unfortunate, but there is some barrier in society that need to be broke to commit a better world. Yes, it may be illegal to record Donald's private conversation, but like Silver say once his private conversation went public, it's not that private anymore and NBA have every rights to react that response. If anything, the girl would have been the most trouble for recording that tape if anything.

ClipsGForce
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Even if he get more real estate, there wouldn't be any client that are willing to work with him. No one want to be associated with this guy. He's basically dead now.

ClipperPostman
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This seems like a necessary step to having a great franchise. We got the right coaches and players but the universe couldn't allow us to win with such a scumbag owner. Life is good.

As for ppl worried about a possible privacy issue I totally agree. But how about striving to be a good human being and be who you really are in public and private.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti making statements now in support of the decision during the NBA players associations press conference. Steve Nash, Luke Walton, Tyson Chandler, Kareem, AC Green are in attendance as well. Kevin Johnson stays today presented another great moment in the history of sports and a statement of where we are as a country. He also stresses that the players demand a new ownership for the Clippers. Kevin Johnson says that the players are very proud of commissioner Adam Silver's decision.

Roger Mason, the rep of the NBPA, says that the players were ready to boycott if the NBA did not act powerfully enough. He also says the players want a time table on the vote to oust Donald Sterling as owner.

Steve Nash is now up speaking on behalf of current players. Says the situation can an educational experience to help reduce racism in the future. Kareem comes up and voices his support for Adam Silver as well.

Eric Garcetti says "Go Clippers!" and that Los Angeles is rooting for them.

TheThinkingSomething
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It has been this way, legally, for a long time. If a recording is illegally obtained, it may warrant a misdemeanor, but its content is STILL legally admissible as evidence.

tense2
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Wonder how the every day Clipper employees are celebrating. Yahoooooo!!!

comeONcraig
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Congrats ClipperNation! THIS is a defining moment in Clippers and NBA history! and Congratulations to those that stood strong for so long through harsh times. I think we can say are the strongest fan base in the league!

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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The Mayor is a fan? It's becoming a Clippers town slowly, but surely. We just need to finish this playoff run with a title. I have all the faith in the world that we'll win that first ring. This controversy is going to bring the team together.

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Wrong. Clippers are very profitable right now. They have the 3rd longest selling out streak. they have 2 top 10 players locked in for the next 4-5 years. There will be a bidding war for a high playoff team in the second biggest market.

tense2
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Yep, Magic and group, Geffen, Caruso, just to name a few.

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Although I wouldn't mind Magic's group, my first choice would be a group not associated with the lakers, like Geffen.

what_up_clipnation83
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I think they rebrand the team unfortunately whoever buys the team

No NEW owner would want to associate themselves with the Clipper logo

WinningBasket
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I am ecstatic!! Now all the Clippers have to do is win the the championship!!!!!

Let's go, Clippers!!!!

CapsNClips
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They are all Laker fans. Patrick Soon-Shiong is a Laker fan, but would be a great owner for us.

I still like Geffen and Magic more though.

ClippersRise
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I'm so glad this finally happened. Hopefully we can focus on tonight's game now!

Phu7
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I just watched this as well. Great day, thank you Silver. There is so much support for our team. I can't wait for the game

WinningBasket
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I love the message on the Clippers website. What's happened today is monumental. I hope that this energizes the Clippers into giving the Dubs a complete drubbing tonight!!! LOL

JahvonTheClip
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Any owner who was formerly associated with the lakers and then bought the clippers will immediately be on the clipper bandwagon. So I'm not worried about where their allegiance lies

tense2
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Whoever it ends up being we all don't know what kind of a Basketball owner he/they will end up being as time will only sort that out. But, we do know that whoever it is, they will have a 1000 fold more respect then The Donald ever had on his best day, LOL. All is good.

ClippersDA
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It's such a classic, unique name and it goes hand in hand with lob

City. I would be crushed. Who still thinks our players and doc will try to exit?

diagoro
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I love Magic, but the last thing I want lorded over Clipper fans is the phrase "it took a Laker to save you".

No thanks.

CapsNClips
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HIP HIP HURRAY!

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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I can't see why they would want to leave now.

tense2
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Think that's buls#%t.

comeONcraig
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NO! that's associated with DTS... lol

ClipperDodger1214
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Well done Adam Silver. This was a huge test for Silver and he handled very well. I'm glad he's taking the steps to do whatever it takes. You can tell that he talked to people he needed to help him make this decision. Now we can finally breathe a little. This is far from over, but this is a great first step. Now let's focus on tonight's game.

ClipperSam
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Go clippers

06clippersfan
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I think that would be a great decision! I would miss the name Clippers, but we have to start fresh after all this that happened

CapsNClips
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It would be perfect if we went back to the Braves.

ohMEohMy!
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I don't know about becoming a Clippers town, but it's great to know that we can all rally behind them being a Los Angeles Basketball Team. The support from everyone given towards the Clippers players, coaches, and fans today was amazing to see. So proud!

ClippersDA
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Sterling didn't come up with the name clippers.

Nothing will make more sense. Let's get serious now, I hope a name change is brought up and dismissed

Icecoldclipper
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So does the league automatically take control after the votes come in? Like that the NBPA want those votes submitted as soon as possible.

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When we got Blake and CP3, and it was looking like we'd be a perennial good team, people were wondering if we should change our logo, and rebrand us. I think keeping the name "Clippers" is important because it always showed where we came from, the losing seasons, the stream of jokes against us, and most currently, the racism of our owner. To keep the team name and the logo will always be a great story of the power of transformation. We aren't running from the past, nor will we ever forget it. We should keep it because I want the Clippers to always be associated as a team that persevered through all that, and became a success.

diagoro
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I always thought "Clippers" was an awkward name......but nowhere near as odd as "wizards", or especially "pelicans"

Perhaps a new logo, the main logo reminds me way too much of the Laker logo.

tense2
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Not really. Stay with the Clippers, fits our city's coastline. Very Happy

Jerediscool
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Regardless of if it was said in private, it became public. People should be accountable for every word out of their mouth. Now the girlfriend should be arrested and tried for breaking California laws about secretly recording private conversations and making them public. Hopefully her tramp-ass winds up in jail too for not waiting till the playoffs are over to release this shitstorm on us (and for breaking the law)

Icecoldclipper
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The sooner the votes come in the better.

lobcityhawaii
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Great day!!! Now let's win tonight! Fans should be excited and hopefully the atmosphere is crazy!!!

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I say Doc.

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