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  •  Yet another argument I don't understand. (9+ / 0-)

    Not one person with actual knowledge of the NBA constitution and applicable laws thinks he could have been forced to sell the team for anything he did prior to the recordings.  How can you say with any kind of straight face that you hope Sterling sues and wins now, but that you think he should have been punished earlier?  It makes no sense at all.

    It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

    by Rich in PA on Mon May 19, 2014 at 03:46:24 PM PDT

    •  I said forced to sell, or at least fied heavily (0+ / 0-)

      Making the NBA owners own up to what they have let fester and love (in private of course) to me is some just deserts.

      No one gave a damn in the NBA before, so I don't want to hear their BS that NOW all of a sudden Donald's racism is bad, no....IT WAS ALWAYS BAD!

      Never underestimate stupid. Stupid is how reTHUGlicans win!

      by Mannie on Mon May 19, 2014 at 03:52:50 PM PDT

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    •  Curious (2+ / 0-)
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      amyzex, Mannie

      What's the dividing line between the recordings and...say...housing discrimination?  Granted, I'm no expert on owner bylaws or the contracts involved, and I haven't been following the story closely.  Question is honest with no snark intended.

      •  Couple of things (1+ / 0-)
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        Housing discrimination is handled by a government agency, and it was handled.  It's not material to his NBA business.  His comments can only be handled by the NBA and they get to the heart of his ability to run the business, since most NBA players are Black.

        It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

        by Rich in PA on Tue May 20, 2014 at 05:39:46 AM PDT

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        •  As I understand it (2+ / 0-)
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          amyzex, Mannie

          Sterling settled with USDOJ CRD for " refusing to lease Beverly Hills apartments to African-Americans" in 2009 and agreed to pay $3 million.  

          Is there something in the owner bylaws that prevents the NBA for taking action in cases like that?  Also, how is the accusation that you're refusing housing to Black tenants any laess material to NBA business than the release of some disgusting comments?  Arguably, the housing discrimination is far worse.

          Maybe I'm missing I'm missing something; maybe your point is that the media uproar over Sterling's comments was just too much for the NBA to ignore, whereas the housing discrimination story had already lost its legs?

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