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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling received a lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine.

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Post #1   4/29/14 2:28:35PM   

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Somehow it still doesn't feel like enough. This dude has had a long history of bigotry. I wish the would donate all the money from the sale of the team (except what he paid for the team) to charity.

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Good

It's enough. His name is all over North America right now, and he will be hated for life.

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Posted by JoeWarren33

Good

It's enough. His name is all over North America right now, and he will be hated for life.

I'm not sure Billionaires care much about that

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Good

It's enough. His name is all over North America right now, and he will be hated for life.

I'm not sure Billionaires care much about that



Well, on top of everything. He will no longer be able to own a team of any sort in any sport. As well missing out on a lot of money, and his team he built, which will be making the playoffs for the next 10 years.

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I think this topic needs to be broken into two different lines of thinking.

1.) There will never be enough that the NBA can do to repair some of the damage this man has caused minority families here in the Southern California area (housing lawsuits). There will never be enough that the NBA can do to make up for the fact that someone this bigoted was allowed to own a team for as long as he owned them.

2.) This is the max that the NBA could do. David Stern had a responsibility to take care of this before Adam Silver ever took office, but he didn't. Adam Silver didn't waste any time once he inherited the hammer of Thor. He didn't look at what Stern did/didn't do. He got rid of him and didn't even think twice about it.

Props to Adam Silver for taking a stand on institutional racism and for eliminating a cancer like Sterling from the league. Here's to hoping that the owners actually put their vote where their supportive tweets are.

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He had to do it, NBA was going to lose a bunch of sponsors and money. At the end of the days that's what its all about.

Sterling isnt going down without a fight though

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Yeah, Silver did as much as he COULD do, I'm sure if he could do more he absolutely would have. Silver did what Stern didn't..... get Sterling out of the NBA.

And yeah Shawn, Sterling will absolutely fight this.

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Sterling should've bought a hockey team..

In all seriousness. I don't find it surprising a white guy born in the 1930's is racist. But this goes with a lot of people who are public figures in any way..people just need to learn to keep some shit to themselves...You never know who is listening and if you don't have good things to say..or have hate in your veins....keep it to yourself....especially with a history of being a douche...

Just soo ironic, that you own and employ an NBA team where the players are probably 90% or more of black, bi-racial or a minority race to begin with.

Just because you pay people to work with or for you and do service to your business doesn't give you the right to be belligerent towards them or their race, sexuality whatever it may be.

Good call by the NBA to eliminate this guy and get on with it.

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Posted by Shawn91111

He had to do it, NBA was going to lose a bunch of sponsors and money. At the end of the days that's what its all about.

Sterling isnt going down without a fight though



I'm also going to be curious how the NBA owners' vote goes down. You know there are people like Mark Cuban who would be all too happy to snitch on/call out anyone who votes in favor of Sterling keeping his franchise. The vote won't be public and that's going to make it difficult for the NBA to pull this off. If these owners had to vote publicly, Sterling would be gone today.

You know Sterling isn't taking his ball and going home, though. No billionaire ever got to being a billionaire by taking his ball and going home.

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Just want to make sure I fully understand this, did this guy get trolled by some woman who was recording what he said without his knowledge?

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Posted by airkerma

Just want to make sure I fully understand this, did this guy get trolled by some woman who was recording what he said without his knowledge?



As I understand it his black or mixed race girlfriend set him up. I don't know all that much about it

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Posted by airkerma

Just want to make sure I fully understand this, did this guy get trolled by some woman who was recording what he said without his knowledge?




Its been said in a few reports that he knew he was being recorded

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Glad he got a lifetime ban. Can we stop talking about him now?!

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his black or mixed race girlfriend



Ironic/humorous detail in the story.

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