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  •  illegal or not - private comments in private home (0+ / 0-)

    private comments made during an emotional argument in a private home should not be the basis for the type of sanctions the NBA is imposing.

    Privacy is important - there has been plenty of blogging on this site about NSA activities.

    Free Speech is important - likewise on this blog, and the American Civil Liberties Union mantra "even speech that is reprehensible"

    Apparently, Sterling has a track record of doing things the NBA does not like or endorse - for good reasons.  If those are bad enough violations to warrant banning and forefiture, let them pursue it.

    I do not agree that this tape by itself should require the penalities being levied - legally recorded or not.

    Sure, Sterling is an asshole, probably a racist.  So don't buy the tickets.  Don't patronize his businesses. etc.

    But be very careful of your own glass houses - rush to judgement much?

    •  There is a lot more to go on (1+ / 0-)
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      than just these tapes.

      For real Texas Kaos, you want texaskaos.net, not .com. Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us

      by boadicea on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 02:08:29 PM PDT

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      •  no doubt about it. Sterling is a chump (0+ / 0-)

        and probably racist and likely misogynistic, amongst a presumable litany of faults.

        I lived in LA for 10 years and read often about his shenanigans with the Clippers and at large.

        Even so, unlike the vast hoards of bloggers, pundits and league commissioners, apparently I don't have all the facts.
         

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