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View Diary: Adam Silver's decision on Donald Sterling may be being made for him (130 comments)

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  •  It's an organization that lives on public goodwill (4+ / 0-)

    They're not requiring the owners to think only happy thoughts, or even say only agreeable words. They're requiring the owners to hold up their end of the deal and maintain some level of acceptable behavior.

    When the owner of a basketball franchise gets caught on tape dis-inviting black people from his games, he forces the league to defend itself.

    Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

    by chimpy on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 09:09:44 AM PDT

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    •  You're right, of course. (1+ / 0-)
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      But as we've seen all too often, the 1% don't always think that way.  sterling has actually exposed the way team owners all too often think. That is, that they're responsible for the success (although NEVER the failure) of whatever league they own a team in.  It's all about them, rarely the players or the fans.  Not all owners are like that, but there are enough of them who are to have an influence on the way things go.  We can only hope that there are enough younger owners who don't think that way.

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 09:20:48 AM PDT

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