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I think a Clippers boycott could happen if Warriors agree to boycott as well, even for 1 game especially at the Staples Center tomorrow. If Clippers boycotts and forfeits a game then it isn't going to happen because they are trying to stick to their goal. I think it's really hard because ti affect so many people, not just the teammates and coaches and the staff but the fans as well and honestly, I am not sure what it will accomplish. I don't think they can easily and quickly remove Sterling with one boycott (especially since dude seems real stubborn) and it just becomes a bad situation for everyone.

To have a league-wise boycott seems very unlikely though.

Sterling really should leave though and as soon as possible, he is forever tarnished and even if the team doesn't boycott in the playoffs, it'll leave a sour taste in everyone's mouth all summer long and moving to the next season, there really is no getting away from it until Sterling is gone. He is finished, dude should just retire and take the billion+ he'll get for the Clips and disappear.
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^^
Would not like to see the league force an owner to sell based on what he says in a private conversation but don't want to turn this into the CEsspool.

On another note, I finally saw the 30for30 about the Pistons. It was discussed earlier in this thread and I think the consensus was that everyone hated Isiah and by default, the Pistons but I have to tell you, I admire that team that won the 2 chips (and should have been 3). I am no Isiah fan but you look at those Pistons teams, they were basically playing 2 NBA caliber scorers along with a bunch of role players. They knew who they were, they applied a system that maximized their talents and they beat two powerhouse star laden dynasty teams (Lakers/Celtics). Those guys lived and breathed basketball in a way that today's players just don't. The game against the Lakers where Isiah score 25 in one quarter on a bad ankle, Laimbeer and Mahorn just dominating inside defensively, a svelte Dumars lighting people up. That was a kick ass, determined, all hands of deck type of team. It was beautiful to watch even if they were all a-holes and played ugly basketball.
post #14793 of 27250
^what I loved about the bad boy pistons 30 for 30 was how they really showed the adversity they went through. failing so excruciatingly when so damn close (at the ECF against the celtics then the finals against the lakers the next year). they even had the modern day versions of themselves go through it and you could see the wounds were still raw. the producers really had some balls doing that because they had such good participation from everyone involved.
post #14794 of 27250
espn 30 for 30 coming out with some great stuff over the past 2-3 years. much better than their initial releases
post #14795 of 27250
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

David Stern is looking worse and worse even retired. I don't think the Clippers can even overcome this, and its sad because they're legitimate championship contenders.

its so hard... one argument is you cheer for the players on the clippers to win it, but then if they win it it just makes Sterling that much richer.

the players union could theoretically pay for wages of stadium workers and staff if there was a league boycott of the playoffs (even for just a game). that would really send a message.

Ha ha, good luck. Racism vs $? $ almost always wins.

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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

I think a Clippers boycott could happen if Warriors agree to boycott as well, even for 1 game especially at the Staples Center tomorrow. If Clippers boycotts and forfeits a game then it isn't going to happen because they are trying to stick to their goal. I think it's really hard because ti affect so many people, not just the teammates and coaches and the staff but the fans as well and honestly, I am not sure what it will accomplish. I don't think they can easily and quickly remove Sterling with one boycott (especially since dude seems real stubborn) and it just becomes a bad situation for everyone.

To have a league-wise boycott seems very unlikely though.

Sterling really should leave though and as soon as possible, he is forever tarnished and even if the team doesn't boycott in the playoffs, it'll leave a sour taste in everyone's mouth all summer long and moving to the next season, there really is no getting away from it until Sterling is gone. He is finished, dude should just retire and take the billion+ he'll get for the Clips and disappear.

Really wealthy people don't live in the same world others do. My guess is he cares very, very little about this and nobody can really force him to care. And trust me, the other owners won't do shit because they don't want to set precedents on commissioner power.

And so the team boycotts a game? Refuses to play? He can just fine the players, take away their salaries. They can damage the brand all they want, this guy paid $12m for the team. Like he really cares if its value is dented temporarily.

That chick is ugly as fuck, too.

This David West tweet nails it:

Sterling basically articulated Plantation Politics...Make money off the Bucks/Lay with the Women/No Association in Public good or bad
— David West (@D_West30) April 26, 2014
Edited by idfnl - 4/28/14 at 12:01pm
post #14796 of 27250
Knowing what we know, would any of you still hit it?





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According to court filings, Sterling paid about $2m in total, to hit it. So congrats V, you're probably the world's highest paid at something, which is more than most of us can say
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Magic said he is willing to buy the Clippers from Sterling. Hope this happens and soon.
magic is a smart guy and i think this has been in the back of his mind since his first tweet. he supposedly has had a standing offer to buy the lakes if the buss family decides to sell and has an investment group already lined up (mostly same guys with the dodgers).
much as i despise sterling, i agree with ed, that i don't think this is something the league should get into, rules-wise. they should (and i believe have) speak out very strongly about it and let the publicity chips fall where they may.
i feel very sorry for the players ... this is a good team and a great bunch of guys to watch. they definitely didn't feel it Sunday (after the demonstration), but hopefully they'll be able to put it behind them and move forward next game.
sterling is a true POS, and always has been. he's on of those singularly pathetic people -- enormously rich and still desperately worried about what other people think of him. i honestly don't know whether he is racist or not. when you look at the quotes, what he was worried about was other people calling him after she'd posted the pictures. his previous actions have been similar -- he doesn't hate black people, he hates anyone who is not a rich white person. not that that makes it any better, just a slightly different color of turd.
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magic is a smart guy and i think this has been in the back of his mind since his first tweet. he supposedly has had a standing offer to buy the lakes if the buss family decides to sell and has an investment group already lined up (mostly same guys with the dodgers).
much as i despise sterling, i agree with ed, that i don't think this is something the league should get into, rules-wise. they should (and i believe have) speak out very strongly about it and let the publicity chips fall where they may.
i feel very sorry for the players ... this is a good team and a great bunch of guys to watch. they definitely didn't feel it Sunday (after the demonstration), but hopefully they'll be able to put it behind them and move forward next game.
sterling is a true POS, and always has been. he's on of those singularly pathetic people -- enormously rich and still desperately worried about what other people think of him. i honestly don't know whether he is racist or not. when you look at the quotes, what he was worried about was other people calling him after she'd posted the pictures. his previous actions have been similar -- he doesn't hate black people, he hates anyone who is not a rich white person. not that that makes it any better, just a slightly different color of turd.

This all makes sense. But I don't think being stupid, insecure, and classist precludes his also being racist.
You're right that the particular statement that is the current focus of attention seems concerned with appearances. But even putting aside the kind of underlying assumptions that would cause him to fear that others might think badly of someone who publicly associates with black people, he has a long history of comments and actions that demonstrate a deeply bigoted attitude toward black people -- in a way that is different from his views about otherwise similarly-situated white folks.
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Apparently he likes Koreans cuz they'll pay the rent no matter what and not complain. Model minority
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I don't think he can be forced to sell. This isn't a police state where you can be forced by public opinion to give up an asset that you have clear ownership of. Unless that kind of power is specifically given to the commissioner in the NBA by laws (answer: no)

However, I do think it's entirely fair that he be bitch slapped for his comments. And I mean literally someone coming up and slapping the dentures out of his foul worthless mouth. Preferably while he's shown on the Kiss Cam
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I don't think he can be forced to sell. This isn't a police state where you can be forced by public opinion to give up an asset that you have clear ownership of. Unless that kind of power is specifically given to the commissioner in the NBA

sterling doesn't own the NBA he owns a franchise thats under the umbrella of the NBA.

its akin to owning a starbucks/McDonalds/Kryspie Kreme franchise. you own some brick and mortar stores, but once you start getting into shenanigans that the company board of directors doesn't like, you can lose the franchise.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I don't think he can be forced to sell. This isn't a police state where you can be forced by public opinion to give up an asset that you have clear ownership of. Unless that kind of power is specifically given to the commissioner in the NBA by laws (answer: no)

However, I do think it's entirely fair that he be bitch slapped for his comments. And I mean literally someone coming up and slapping the dentures out of his foul worthless mouth. Preferably while he's shown on the Kiss Cam

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

sterling doesn't own the NBA he owns a franchise thats under the umbrella of the NBA.

its akin to owning a starbucks/McDonalds/Kryspie Kreme franchise. you own some brick and mortar stores, but once you start getting into shenanigans that the company board of directors doesn't like, you can lose the franchise.

It all depends on what the league governing documents say, obviously. HRoi, where does the "no" answer come from? Not doubting you, but I would be very surprised to learn the league doesn't retain some fairly broad authority along the lines of "conduct detrimental to the NBA".
post #14804 of 27250
i'd be surprised if there wasn't a moral turpitude clause, but considering the moral standards of many pro sports team owners, i'm not sure being a racist would qualify. operating standard might be the old "caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl"
post #14805 of 27250
An important question remains unanswered,



Who is the girl pictured above between the Hoe and the racist?
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