Donald Sterling Banned, Fined $2.5M, NBA to Force Sale (P. 2)

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tense2
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See what happens when you don't friggin knee jerk. Wink

Icecoldclipper
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Wasn't the point of giving Doc full power was for him to pull the strings. The players and sponsors don't want Sterlings name with the clippers money or name wise.

LuckTheFakers
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I don't think it's possible to say the words "I'm outraged" while simultaneously being outraged. When you are really outraged you say "I'm fukkin pissed off, this is horseshit!" and there are exclamation marks.

sz123456
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Lifetime ban, wow. Sterling, just let it go.

ClipsGForce
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As long Donald is out! I'm a happy guy!

tense2
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Just a little time is needed with what the NBA laid down and the sponsors will be back.

what_up_clipnation83
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So when we WIN THE CHIP, who would Adam hand the Larry O'Brien trophy to?

fullcourt
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He can only answer questions about matters pertaining to things when he was in charge. Why don't you tell us what the person who had your job before you was thinking about when they made decisions .....see what I did there

CP3Best
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Hey guys check out nba.com/clippers/ Looks like our message will be loud and clear NOW and tonight!

CapsNClips
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"BANNED FOR LIFE"

Three little words have lifted the burden of years and years of suffering caused by Sterling.

Thank you Adam

ClipsGForce
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Ralph Lawler! It's meant to be Smile

tense2
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Ah...Doc

LuckTheFakers
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Yeah, but Silver has been with the NBA for over 20 years. He was the 2nd most powerful executive for most of that time. He could have easily spoken up before if he were really outraged. I mean, it's possible he was oblivious to the whole thing or maybe he did speak up and Stern shot him down, but it seems a bit far-fetched.

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Those unhappy with this result, represent a herd of sheep. Pitchfork wielding masses who would gather the town-people and run someone out of town.

Does nobody understand (or care to understand) that Adam Silver is not the police or a federal court judge? His powers are limited to the By-Laws of the NBA just like any association.

He just exercised the 100% fullest punishment that he can possibly deliver. And you're unhappy?

NOT ENOUGH. MORE MORE MORE!!! HANG HIM!!!

If you prefer a society where people's private (albeit racist) beliefs will have them completely stripped of all their rights; that place exists gentlemen, It's called North Korea.

A forced sale is fundamentally not legal. The concept is explained to law students with the following example: 18 year old enters a liquor store, and asks for beer. The clerk refuses and the boy pulls out a gun. The fearful clerk gives him the beer and the boy actually pays for it. He didn't want to sell, but he was forced to. What Silver is eluding to by the 3/4 vote forced sale is the same process by which a board of directors can remove a director.

CP3Best
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WOW Silver looks more than confident that the board of governors will force Sterling out, NICE!!!!!!

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He doesn't represent the Clippers any longer. he can't veto, can't stop any decisions made. He can't even stop from the Clippers using money to get better. He's out for life and he can't be seen representing them or doing anything. He's done. Next step is to kick him out. The process is under way. Watch the sponsers come back any minute now...

LuckTheFakers
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All in all, this is great news and I think the players will rally behind it and there will be a lot of good vibes to get a Clipper win (vibes which hopefully the officials will feel too LOL).

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Lmao got to love Silver last line about what if he doesn't get the votes. Straight face says I'm getting those damn votes. Smile

tense2
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Everybody turned a blind eye to the Donald, including the fans. Better late then never.

WinningBasket
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Thank you, Adam Silver, for going NUCLEAR on Donald Sterling!!!!!

I'm looking forward to having a new owner(s) for the Clippers!!!!!!

backinblue
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DTS has a huge incentive to sell the Clippers with a liftetime ban, no sponsors.

The franchise sinks in value......or he can cash out.

Lots of turmoil for our club, but I think everything will work out nicely in time.

Silasie
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Adam stepped up.

Now it's up to the owners to do the right thing.

ClippersDA
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I'm still wary that he left the door open for players to leave this summer. And I don't want a name change. Nothin wrong with the name.

JahvonTheClip
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Wow that clippers link is truly powerful. We are one!

CP3Best
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No damn sh*t, couldn't have said it better myself! REPPED!

NUMB3RFIFTY
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Adam Silver is straight GANGSTA

Endless-Glory
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I feel there should be a discount to the games for Clippers fans for this terrible roller coaster. Show you care Adam and support the fans.

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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Good riddance Sterling! I'm so happy Adam Silver did the right thing.

david
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He's getting the votes, no doubt. Any owner who doesn't vote yes will be in deep trouble in the media. I'd be immensely surprised if the votes were not unanimous.

tense2
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Says the guy who always see's the glass half empty. Razz

worm
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Let's destroy the warriors now!

LuckTheFakers
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Lost in all of this, although we all applaud the decision from the POV of it being good for our team, is the fact that severely punishing someone-- even a scumbag like DTS-- for something he did in the privacy of his home and illegally leaked, sets a really bad precedent for both the league and society in general. I'll take it because I only care about the team winning, but geez I hope this kind of thing isn't indicative of the way social media is going to pressure the law in the future.

puddnhead83
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Getting banned for life for something someone said in a private conversation doesn't scare people a little?

CapsNClips
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"It's always darkest before the dawn"

That's probably the cheesiest saying ever, but holy crap it describes the last couple of days perfectly.

I've never been happier as a Clipper fan in my entire life.

tense2
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As goes the supreme court goes the county.

Kingkanyon
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I hate the way all this came about, I don't support Racism from any Race even my own, but if this leads to Donald having to Sell the Team, and Clippers having new Ownership, this could be the best thing to happen to this Team ever. Lets all be "FRANK" he's been a "Lame Duck" owner and no real Clipper "Fan" has ever liked him. I want the vote of the Owners made Public, and you know if they are private, then somehow someway those votes will be leaked.

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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CapsNClips wrote:

NOOO!

LOL, this is why TMZ can't be taken seriously. Just garbage tabloid media.

LuckTheFakers
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It would scare me if I were an NBA owner. It also would scare me if it carries over to society. I've said some fucked up **** at my house and I'm sure everyone has. Is this going to put us in jail in the future?

Icecoldclipper
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Its more fed up with the body of work and putting a black eye on the post season.

Silasie
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Yeah we don't mind it because the bad guy lost out in this case. But it could have some real scary big brother implications. But maybe we shouldn't focus on that right now cos we got the good news we sorely needed.

ClipsGForce
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If you are in position of power, you should have never view that perspective in the first place. I don't care, we want Donald out!

LuckTheFakers
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Right, but understand how much the world has changed with Twitter et. al; now the common man actually has a voice. You get enough outrage, riots start, and rules get overridden. How far are we away from a true police state where everything you do is recorded and can be used against you?

comeONcraig
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I have to agree, pretty scary. Next thing you know wiretapping will be legally enforced without probable cause. I'm glad we got rid of DTS for sure.

ClipsGForce
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It is only easier because DTS have a history of racism. If he was a good person, then the story would be different. But this is not the case.

clipper*joe
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it would if it was the government but it isn't. DTS is not just an owner, he represented the league and he made them look bad no matter how it got out. people lose their jobs posting on facebook, youtube, and venues like that...even if it wasn't them posting it. DTS can now sue the Ho if in fact, he didn't know they taped him.

fullcourt
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He wasn't in charge though ultimately that falls on Stern. You don't go back criticizing predecessors because you were simply not in their shoes.

tense2
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The way of the Global Village and the electronic age. Can't take the Yin without Yang. Hopefully people will do the right thing....just don't count on it.

A_DOG_NAMED_BUD
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Honestly, I shed a tear of happiness when I heard Sterling was banned for life. I've been through so much with this team. It's such a relief to know he'll be gone soon. I can't see the owners voting to keep Sterling around. It sounds like Adam Silver will do whatever it takes to force Sterling out of the NBA. Any owner who votes to keep Sterling is basically doing for selfish reasons. They'd be saying "I might say something just as bad one day."

TheThinkingSomething
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It doesn't matter what the precedent is, the mob IS Rome. The masses are calling for Sterling's removal and there will likely be billions left on the table for any owner who appears to even peripherally support the racist views of that idiot.

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