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NBA owner banned

Discussion in 'NBA' started by Gelsemium, May 9, 2014.

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  1. Gelsemium

    Gelsemium Member

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    Have you guys seen that story from the LA Clippers owner banned for racism? How do you see that?
     
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    rosa Active Member Top Contributor

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    When I think of it, it is really sad to see that after so many years of the abolition of slavery there are still people that range others by the color of their skin. They will act all nice with a black person face to face but deep in their hearts they consider them as lower class individuals. If he was really the one on the tape, it hurts to know that he is around so many blacks everyday, even making a living, and still don't think of them as one with himself. However, my heart still goes out for him because of the punishment he has received.
     
  3. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I feel the ban was the right decision. Some try to talk about freedom of speech. But you also have to deal with everything that comes with your comments. And he is also a franchise owner. As a normal business owner you have to deal with people not wanting to deal with your business because of your views. With a franchise the real owners have to deal with the back lash of your views. So you have to act right. You can think of yourself as a high level manager. He screwed up and now he can't even be a part of that one business.

    I didn't know him before this happened but I hear it was known for a long time. It just sucks that it took that long to have someone finally ban him.

    James
     
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    He was already known as a bigot behind the scenes according to other high profile members of the NBA, but this was the first time he was caught red handed. Serves him right in my opinion.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    It might be a combination of social media and a new commissioner that finally put a stop to it. That and the players making a stand. I'm not too sure that David Stern would have make the same decicion. It is hard to say.

    James
     
  6. Gelsemium

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    I don't know, sure, he was a real jerk, but making him sell his own club I think it's a really too harsh. A public apology and a fine would not solve that?
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I'm guessing that you didn't listen to the recording? He has some very outdated views on blacks. In 2011, 78% of the players in the NBA were black.

    He doesn't own his own league. He is a team franchise owner. He has to follow franchise rules. He isn't bringing anything good to the NBA at all. He is hurting them right now.

    A guy said yesterday that some high level players will boycott the season if he is an owner next year. I don't feel that will happen but you never know.

    There is a lot of people pissed about it. An apology isn't going to do a thing right now. He also has a lifetime ban from all sites and operations. What is the point of still being an owner?

    I say sell the team and move on.

    James
     
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  8. Gelsemium

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    Nope, I just read the news. So after that post you made I think I get the big picture and in fact I agree it was better for him to leave...
     
  9. Michael Shoe Maker

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    Owners need to present a high sense of morality and practice high ethical standards. They play a big part in the society. They affect a lot of people. This type of behavior definitely does not cut it. The ban was just right. Sell the team, get a new owner. The NBA will be better that way.
     
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    What Flexin said about a franchise is right. The Clippers are a franchise of the NBA. Your neighborhood McDonalds is a franchise store of the corporate entity. In neither case is the franchise a business in and of itself so it has to follow corporate rules and reflect the corporate image. I don't know if the Clippers ex-owner understands that.
     
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    I am not a follower of sports of any kind, but this was all over the news; so I couln'dt help but hear about it.
    There is no doubt that the remarks that he made were totally racist, and uncalled for, and I think that if the players didn't know that he was that way before, it would be amazing. Yet, it was not any of the players that set him up to talk about the subject, and then record him secretly; but his supposed girlfriend.
    To me, that makes the whole thing seems a little strange. If he knew she was recording him, it seems like he would have guarded his words a little better; and if it was actually done secretly, with the plan of causing harm to him; then that was not the right way to go about it either, in my opinion.
    The recording was made in the privacy of his own home, and not said publicly in any way; or said to any other person to hurt them. It seems to me that just this should make a difference.
    The really strange thing to me, is that all the time, we hear black people saying much worse things to each other, and no one even seems to care. To me, ridiculing a person for their race is wrong, regardless of what color your own skin is ! !
     
  12. Gelsemium

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    Lately I've known more about that guy and he seems to be retarded, come on, what he said about Michael Johnson when he was apologizing for what he said?! What does that guy has inside his head?
     
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    Kudos to Adam Silver for taking the right steps and not let the league be associated with such a bigoted person. There is no room in the league for racism.
     
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    I was disgusted when I heard the recording of him saying some of the most racist things that I have ever heard. I think he got exactly what he had coming to him and I don't fell sorry for him one bit. I really hope he learns his lesson from all this and try to change his ways, but I don't think that is going to happen.
     
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    Same here. I heard he is suing the league, which is a clear indication that didn't learn anything from the scandal he created.
     
  16. Gelsemium

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    I've learned a lot about that guy since this news came out and I really think he's a great entertainer, he doesn't do it on purpose of course, but he says the craziest things, I don't think anyones takes him seriously anymore, it's a mental case.
     
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    In my opinion, when some people have more than enough {money}, common sense eludes one and wisdom escapes and you think you can blabber on as no one will lay a finger on you, woe unto you when the tables turn, i guess he'll have to learn how to think before blurting out racist comments henceforth! :coffee:
     
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  18. Gelsemium

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    Yep, pretty much something like that, that guy doesn't live in the real world and apart from that he's almost 80 right? So delusional, senile and racist lol, what could we expect? :)
     
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    A fri-enemy of mine often used to tell me, when you see some old people behaving like so, its old age disturbing them and that they ought to wait it out/shut up and wait for death instead of blabbering...i have a mean friend/enemy, therefore mean hurtful comments :(.
     
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  20. Rohan99

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    I disagree with the ban that was given to Mr Sterling. I think he is free to say what he wants in a private conversation and the fact that it was in his private conversation those sentiments were made should have prevented him from receiving such a ban. Not everyone likes other people from other races and you can't punish a person for saying they don't like a particular group. If he had done something to harm them then yes but everyone is free to their opinion and you can't force someone to like other people.
     
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